Burlap is still hot in home decor, and it’s such a versatile medium to craft with! I saw these adorable customized monogram prints at Pottery Barn Kids, and decided to make my own version. I recycled an old art frame and repurposed a burlap bag to create an inexpensive version of a high end product. Here’s how:
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- Burlap, $1
- Frame, on hand
- Stencil, on hand
- Paint, on hand
- Tape, on hand
- Hot glue gun, on hand
Total: $1 and up
Step one: Place the frame on the burlap and trace the inside of the frame with white chalk. This will help you keep your project centered.
Step two: Use the stencils and paint to add the monogram and phrase to the burlap. To avoid paint “bleeding” under the stencil, use a foam roller or pouncer to blot paint onto the surface. Do several light applications until the color is the way you want it.
Step three: once the paint has dried, add the burlap the the frame. I used a hot glue gun to adhere two sides, then I folded the corners like a present before gluing the remaining sides down.
Step four: I added the white border last because I wanted to make sure it was centered. I used washi tape to mark where the line was to go, then painted the burlap with the white paint.
This custom wall art would look great with a photo wall collage. It would also make a great anniversary gift, or even a cute customized gift for a new baby. Since you’re making it yourself, you can put any name, phrase or color you want on it, and make it for a fraction of the name brand’s price!