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Pumpkin Pennant

Burlap Pumpkin Pennant

This fall pumpkin banner is large and can be hung from a window, mantel, or even a large piece of furniture.     Our home has a large front window that can display a very large display of various handmade pumpkins.


Large fall banner, this pumpkin banner is made using burlap and paper in traditional fall colours for fall decorating


The banner is made using burlap,  iron-on interfacing, cord,  scrapbook paper, picture mounts, buttons and this Pennant Pattern

Making a Pumpkin Banner

Start by cutting out the burlap triangles for the background of your banner.  The ones in the picture are 8 by 5.5 inches.  Cut two for each letter.  For the word, “Pumpkin” cut 14 triangles, but you could use the same process for Fall, Autumn, Gather, etc.  as long as you cut two triangles for each letter.

Place interfacing between the two burlap triangles and press.  The interfacing adheres the two layers of burlap together and provides the necessary stiffness for your banner.  Repeat for each section.   Don’t worry about any ragged edges we will trim them later on.

Choose any card stock you like. Cut one smaller triangle (blue triangle in the pattern)  for each section.  I think coordinating paper in different patterns adds interest, and I just had to purchase the sunflower paper.


How to make a fall banner using burlap and scrapbook paper.

After a couple of attempts, I discovered that burlap is hard to attach to.  Hot glue wasn’t working very well, so I went to the dollar store and found a package of picture mounts.

The doubled sided picture mounts worked very well to attach the scrap paper to the burlap.  Alternatively, you could sew the paper to your burlap, by hand in each corner.  I prefer using the picture mounts.


Attaching scrapbook paper to burlap in a fall pumpkin banner craft project for fall.

Attaching the Lettering

The letters are cut out with a cutting machine.  If you don’t have a machine, print out the letters on card stock and cut them out carefully.  Or an even easier method is purchasing pre-cut letters.  They are available in all sorts of different colors and styles at Michaels.

Assembling the Pumpkin Banner

Fold the top of each section over about half an inch and sew the two corners. Finish the top by adding glue along the very edge to prevent fraying.  Hold in place while the glue dries.

How to attach burlap to cording for a fall pumpkin banner craft project.


If you choose you can glue buttons or small acorns to the three corners of your paper triangle.

To hang the banner cut a piece of twine about 9 feet long, thread the banner with the twine.

 Create a noose knot on each end.  This will allow you to adjust the length of your pennant.

Once your banner is together, trim off any frayed edges from the burlap.


A large front window display for fall with a handmade fall pumpkin banner.


These fall pumpkin banners are fun to place anywhere in your home.  This time I put it on the front bay window, with the pumpkin patch displayed below.

Happy Fall

Fall, 3 tier tray, farmhouse, home decor




Fall banner made with burlap and scrapbook paper in traditional colours for fall decorating.


  1. Cute banner, I like the burlap behind the patterns, it makes a cute combo 🙂 #homemattersparty

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Crystal. This is the second banner I made. I find them fun to put together. Thank you for commenting. Leanna

  2. Hello AmberJane. I included a full size pattern in the blog post. When you make your please let me know. I’d be interested in seeing it.

    Thank you for commenting. Leanna

  3. I love your pennant garland – I want to make one 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing Leanne

  4. Jann Olson says:

    Super cute! Pennant, banner, or garland; whatever you call them, I love them and love making them too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Hi Jann: This is only the second one I have made. I should have made one for Halloween, but I didn’t think about it. Thank you for commenting.

  5. Really a lovely pennant! The fabric on the burlap and great font choices…just beautiful~

  6. LeannaForsythe says:

    Hi Nikki: Thank you very much for the kind comment. I don’t have much choice with the cl utter. If i keep too much stuff out I can’t locate anything. That huge bay window begs for decor and keeping it full has a practical side. It keeps my big dog from perching up there. Thanks every day for the Social Media Blast, its been amazing!!

  7. Leanna, I love the way you decorate, your home is so pretty and welcoming. Not too much that it looks cluttered, just perfect. Love the pennant, it looks great with the fall colors and the pumpkin patch is gorgeous!

  8. Charming banner. All the colors came together so beautifully. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Christine: I love the way it looks on the window. But wow was it hard to get a picture without too much glare. I haven’t started “staging” my home decor photos, try to post them as I have them. Thank you very much for commenting. Leanna

  9. It turned out great! I love the scrapbook paper prints you chose! Pinning to my fall board!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Rachael.

    2. The leather looking paper was a bit of a hunt to locate. Thank you very much for both the pin and taking the time to comment. Appreciate it. Leanna
  10. LeannaForsythe says:

    I hope you do make one and post is on Red Shutter Cottage. Too many moons ago I use to macrame friendship bracelets and used noose knots so we could adjust them. For whatever reason I remembered that. It worked well on adjusting the “banner”. Thank you for commenting. Leanna

  11. Leanna- I can’t tell you how long I have been wanting to make a “banner” like this. Your instructions and tips/hints are spot-on and very much appreciated, and I am struck by how much room there is for creativity. I may not get around to making one until Valentine’s Day (the way life is going right now!) but I am really excited to try this !!! Thank you for sharing this!

  12. Thank you for the clarification, Leanna. I have always wondered if I was using the correct term for these as I’ve made a few fun bunting banners…ahem…pennants, some for my daughter’s wedding in August. Pinning this post for others to learn the clarification but also to refer back to when my menopausal brain forgets.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Marie: My need to know brain sometimes sends me down these paths. Once I know, I share. Glad you found it informative.

      Thank you for commenting. Leanna

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That’s a marvelous idea. I would love to see it. I have started to decorate for the winter months post holidays as well. Helps with the long haul to spring in Canada.

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