DIY Burlap Monogram

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.


    • burlap
    • 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.

Happy Crafting!

Author: Suzanne

Blogger and DIYer with my talented husband Neal. I share about our projects and life lessons following Christ.