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.
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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.
Cut out each image as close to the edge as possible.
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.).
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.
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!
To make Raffia Tassels, loop the twine around the palm of your hand 10 -12 times.
Tie a length of raffia at the top of the loops.
Cut the bottom loops, then gather the strings together and tie another length at the middle top of the raffia creating a 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.
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.
The Vintage Owl and Moonlight framed print is perfect against some vintage trays spray painted gold create pretty layers.
As I normally do with styling, I used vintage books as props to create height layers, which is really inexpensive and looks good too.
A live plant in a gold pot from Good Roots also adds a nice living layer to the mantel.
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!