Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Burlap love

Thanks to Full of Great Ideas I found a way to use up my stash of burlap, and can I tell you that I am in love with this stuff?! Yes, that itchy cheap material is on my current favorite list.

For starters, did you know that you can put this in your printer with the help of some freezer paper??? Yes, burlap, in your printer. You heard me right.

Iron the freezer paper onto the burlap, shiny plastic side touching the burlap, on medium heat with no steam. Iron until the paper sticks to the burlap. Then cut the burlap and paper to standard printer paper size, 8.5x11. After that you print and you're done! So easy and fun, I see many more projects in my near future. A banner perhaps?

Anyhow, on a whim I decided to repaint my bathroom and needed some decor. I printed off onto burlap the definition of bathroom, then mounted it onto scrap foamboard I had around. I put some beadboard wallpaper on the foamboard and placed it into a spare frame (painted in oil rubbed bronze, of course). The tacks that hold the burlap onto the foamboard have buttons glued on them. The flowers are twisted and hotglued muslin, satin ribbon, and more burlap. The black flower is adorned with my grandmother's earring. It gives it a little flair!

I am also sharing the word doc link if you want to print a bathroom sign out for yourself:)! Click here.

Then I decided to print up this, mounted again on beadboard wallpaper, for a friend's new baby. Isn't it great?

So get your burlap out and get to making some for yourself or for gifts! They are sure to be well received!

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Hanna said...

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Design It Chic said...

Hi Mel! This project sounds like fun and it looks so nice! I just found your blog and I like it here. I am following you now thanks to Welcome Wednesday and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
Have a great day and feel free to check out our new easy tutorial going on today! Happy Wednesday!

Karen said...

I love the burlap signs! I bought some burlap a few weeks ago and haven't done anything with it. I may have to try this! Saw you on the blog hop. Stop by when you get the chance:

Tara said...

This is brilliant! I have to do this. Absolutely Gorgeous! You deserve a Trendy Blog Award. Come back by Trendy Treehouse to pick one up!!!

Thanks for linking up!

Patty said...

This is a great idea. I would have never thought you could print on burlap. I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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