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Sweater and Pumpkin Fall Banner with DIY Raffia Tassels Fall Mantel

If you grabbed the sweater weather is better weather free fall printable, you are going to love this coordinating sweater and pumpkin fall banner with DIY raffia tassels! It features cute hand-painted watercolor pumpkins, sweater and real- looking fall leaves, and the DIY raffia tassels that add a fun and rustic touch. I created a fun fall mantel using the banner, some props, and grasses and wildflowers from my yard.

Fall mantel with owls and grasses and a printable fall banner

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To make this fall garland project, you’ll need these supplies : Raffia twine, a hole punch, scissors, and the banner printable printed 2-3 times (printable for images are at the end of the post.) .You can also watch the video of the mantel fully decorated.

Print the printable on 8.5 x 11  matte card stock. This can be on your own printer, or grab the file and send it over to your local print shop.

Free fall printable sweater and pumpkin and leaves

Cut out each image as close to the edge as possible.

Sweater and pumpkin printables for a sweater and pumpkin fall banner with DIY raffia tassels

Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the edge of each cut out. Where you place your hole depends on how you want to hang your cut out. For the sweater, for example,  I placed a hole at the edge of each shoulder and strung the raffia through the top edge and then behind the cut our sweater and back through again. If you place only one hole on each one, it could cause it to twist when the banner is up (Just keep this project away from heat and flames or any littles since it could be a strangulation hazard.).

Punch holes in sweater and pumpkins

Carefully thread your raffia through each hole, moving them along the raffia and line up as desired. I had made my raffia too short so I had to ad extra loops to get it across my mantel. Make the raffia much longer than you think you need for your sweater and pumpkin fall banner with DIY raffia tassels.

Fall printable sweater banner

Once your banner is made, you can make your cute raffia tassels! I love these, because you can use them for so many kinds of projects!

See this project: Make DIY Cardboard Stars

Make a raffia tassel

To make Raffia Tassels, loop the twine around the palm of your hand  10 -12 times.

Create loops of Raffia for a DIY raffia tassels

Tie a length of raffia at the top of the loops.

Cut raffia to make a tassel

Cut the bottom loops, then gather the strings together and tie another length at the middle top of the raffia creating a tassel.


DIY raffia tassel

After making the banner, I hung it from end to end on the mantel. I did have to add extra raffia at the end to lengthen it a little with a couple of loops. I misjudged the length, I mean, why actually measure and not just guess the length I need…lol.

Fall banner with sweaters and pumpkins and raffia tassels

On the mantel, I layered grasses from my yard by tying them in clumps with twine. In some vintage vases, I added wildflowers from the yard.

Framed owl prints and wiildflowers and gold tray on mantel

The Vintage Owl and Moonlight framed print  is perfect against  some vintage trays spray painted gold create pretty layers.

sweater and pumpkin fall banner with DIY raffia tassels on a fall mantel wkith owls and foraged grasses

As I normally do with styling, I used vintage books as props to create height layers, which is really inexpensive and looks good too.

Check out: The Seven Secrets to Merchandising, Styling and Display

Brass owl on mantel with wildlfowers and live plants

A live plant in a gold pot from Good Roots also adds a nice living layer to the mantel.

Fireplace mantel for fall with owls and wildflowers

I’m just starting to put fall decor up and even though I don’t love that it’s getting cold, there is something about the changing seasons that I love. Here are the banner images, just save as an image and print!

Printable fall images for banner



    1. Hi Linda, Just right click on the image and save it to your computer as as image, it will save as a printable JPG.

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