Burlap was the inspiration for my brother's Welcome Party.
To make the banner I cut out 8" x 8" squares of burlap. You will need however many letters you are doing. I spelled out "Eat Drink & Be Married", "Mr & Mrs", and "3 31 12" - so I had 27 burlap squares.
To prevent the squares from completely unraveling, stitch around all sides.
To create your stencil, use the same method I used here.
Center the stencil on your square and paint. I used black because I like the contrast against the natural burlap, but you can use any color.
Lay out to dry.
I strung the banner up with twine. Each saying was split onto 2 strings that measured 8 ft. long - this was long enough to space out the letters as well as have enough twine for over-hang. I attached the letters to the twine with safety pins.
Find a cute place to hang your sign: on a table, fence, tent, or wall.
I love how the banner customizes the space and adds a whimsical touch!