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!
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions by commenting below.
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