I have an obsession with burlap. I love the texture and it goes with everything!
Here are the steps I took to make this framed burlap tractor.
- foam board (can also use artist canvas or sturdy cardboard)
- ruler or tape measurer
- exacto knife
- stencil or Cricut or Silhouette to cut a stencil
- black sharpie marker (maybe a few)
- tan/brown craft paper or an old paper bag
- mud podge
- foam paintbrush (for glue)
- paper or alligator clips
- picture frame
Cut the Foam to Fit the Frame:
I measured the foam board to fit snuggly in my frame and used an Exacto knife to cut the foam board.
Cut the Burlap:
Cut the burlap so that it is 2-3 inches larger than your frame on all sides.
Iron the burlap to create a smooth surface (i.e. no wrinkles).
Purchase Stencil or Make a Stencil:
I made a stencil on my Cricut.
Transferring the Monogram on the Burlap:
Center the stencil on the burlap and trace the outline of the monogram on the burlap using a black finepoint Sharpie Marker. I then colored in the “F” using a thicker black Sharpie.
Glue the Burlap to the Foam Board:
I used a foam brush and mod podge to glue the burlap to the foam board. I made sure the foam board was centered on the back of the burlap.
I folded over the edges, trimming the corners so it would fold over easier and glued these in place too.
I used large clips to hold it in place until it dried.
Insert the Picture in the Frame:
Once it dried, I inserted the burlap in the frame and hung it in our bedroom. I hung it using hangITstrips which pinpointed the exact location for my nail.
Below is the final result!
Be sure to check out how I made a tractor burlap picture for my farmhouse gallery wall.
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions by commenting below.