22 June 2015

For the love of Burlap

When hubby and I got married in 2012, I put on my wedding registry this adorable burlap monogram print. The print came from a seller on Etsy of course that custom made burlap prints for $20-$25 for an 8x10 sized print. 

Since then, I've had some time for once to actually try out little art projects for our home, rather than for my students or teaching related stuff! 

I did a little research and attempted my own burlap print. I am happy that it turned out just marvelous! 

Here's what you need:

There are 2 ways to do this-- the first way I attempted it had a few more steps involved.
  • IRON
  • BURLAP (cut to fit the size of your printer)
  • YOUR IMAGE OR TEXT you want to print via from your computer!

Take your iron and iron the freezer paper to the burlap SHINEY SIDE DOWN on the burlap. 
Go over it a few times your main concentration should be around the edges. 


Place your burlap into your printer. This is the only tricky part because everyone's printers are different and feed differently. I had to put my burlap face down to get it to print the right side up! Do a test sheet on regular paper to get an idea of which way you need to load the burlap. 


Don't be nervous about putting the burlap in the printer. So long as you don't have any frayed edges you'll be fine! 

The other way you can do this project is buy buying pre cut burlap from walmart. They only give you 3 sheets per pack for around 3 dollars a pack. Ideally, this is the way to go. No iron or freezer paper needed as the burlap is already coated for the printer. 


And the final results turn out like this! 

Adding this beauty to our gallery wall! 


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