Want to update your fall decor without spending a lot of money? This DIY fall banner made from scrap fabric is perfect for any season and is so easy it’s the perfect fall craft!
**This is a fun way to add a little color and save money! I’m sharing how I used it in both my previous home and my new cottage home.
I’ve been dreaming about this fall season for what feels like months now. Pumpkins, wreaths, maple leaves and a versatile banner are the images in my dreams these days!
Fall banners are a great way to add a bit of fun to your fall decorations. If you have a mantle this is virtually a free fall craft for my favorite season of the year!
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to add fall color is by making a DIY rag banner. (You can also see the Fabric Rag Banner in the master bedroom.
All you need are a few materials you probably already have on hand!
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Gather your materials and craft supplies.
I love to look in my closet for old clothes or yard sale purchases or shop thrift stores for the fabric scraps. You can also use purchased fabric but that’s a bit more expensive.
For this DIY Fall Banner I used an old sweater, fabric scraps from our bedroom makeover and two types of burlap ribbon.
Rip apart sweater (or other fabric) and cut or tear into large sections.
The sweater I used was one I dug out of my ex husband’s closet from when he was a much larger size!
Cut all the materials 1″ wide by 12″ long.
For wider ribbon mark and cut at 1″ intervals.
For burlap ribbon, you can use scissors to make a cut at the end and then pull a thread loose at that point. After the thread is completely removed you’ll have a line to guide your cutting.
Measure length of jute to fit place you want to hang your banner.
I would cut a longer length than necessary just in case!
Attach each strip to the jute by tying a knot.
I alternated colors in an orderly fashion but you can do it however you want! Leave a length of jute or twine on each side for the end of your autumn banner.
Hang under mantel or anywhere you want a pop of fall!
Fall Home Decor Sources
You can also see how I used this garland in my new cottage home. (Read about my simple guide to fall cottage decor.)
My china hutch is always a favorite place to decorate for fall. Most of the decor stays in there year round but I’ll add a few seasonal touches like the garland and wreath to jazz it up.
Living in a small home doesn’t mean it has to be boring and uncreative. I’ve absolutely adored living smaller with less stuff!
And here’s a sneak peek of where I’m using my fall banner for this year!
In my previous home the DIY floating mantel made the perfect backdrop for all things fall! You can see where I’ve added some fall pillow covers and a buffalo check tray I made.
I threw together a paper banner with pennants and added some mini chalk boards for lettering.
Everything else are oldies but goodies or from the dollar store or yard sales! The black and white checks are an addition to the traditional fall colors.
I have to say this was one of my most favorite mantels ever! Happy fall y’all!
FAQs about Fall Decorating
DIY Fall Banner
- 1 Burlap ribbon
- 1 Buffalo check ribbon
- 1 Jute twine
- 1 pair Scissors
- 1 Ruler
- Fabric scraps
- Gather your materials and craft supplies.
- Rip apart sweater (or other fabric) and cut or tear into large sections.
- Cut all the materials 1″ wide by 12″ long.
- Measure length of jute to fit place you want to hang your banner.
- Attach each strip to the jute by tying a knot.
- Hang under mantel or anywhere you want a pop of fall!