Sunday, January 27, 2013

C-A-T-S Cats! Cats! Cats! {DIY Burlap Bunting}

We are right in the middle of basketball season, and if you know us, you know we L.O.V.E. Kentucky basketball in our house!  Our Saturdays and the occasional weeknight are planned around what time the Cats play.  Whether its just the two of us watching the game or with a group of friends, I try to keep things festive on game day!

If you check out my Pinterest boards, you'll see that I've been loving on banners and bunting.  I thought a festive UK bunting would make a great addition.

DIY game day bunting

Let's back up--I started out by gathering all of my supplies at Joanne's.

DIY banner supplies

Burlap {or other choice fabric}
Acrylic Paint & Foam Brush
Wide Ribbon
Decorative Ribbon {optional}
Sewing machine or Liquid Stitch

I made a quick triangle template out of scrap paper, and used a rotary cutter to cut out the burlap.

banner triangle template

I created my stencils the same way I did to label our closet bins.

make your own stencil

Hold the stencil down & dab the paint onto the burlap with the foam brush.

DIY stencil

After the paint dried, I used Liquid Stitch {more on this stuff later!} to attach the painted burlap triangles to the wide ribbon.

liquid stitch

I added a little extra decorative ribbon at the ends of the banner & that was it.  Seriously simple project! I'd like to think it helped with the W on Saturday {still too close for my liking!}

university of kentucky game day bunting

So glad our fifth house's Dog Days of Winter Challenge suggested I stop pinning and start doing!  I love how this turned out!


  1. This is a great project! Thank you for sharing! I might actually allow my boyfriend to decorate for a Steelers games if I make him this. A cute Valentine's gift idea for him!


    1. Thanks, Mary! Let me know how it turns out if you make one!


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