I'm hoping you had a great weekend and Thanksgiving!
Today I'm going to share my burlap "family" sign that I shared over at Beckie's blog, Unique Boutique!
We start with a cheap-o frame (this one was found at Michael's for $3...score!) and take the backing off and glue some burlap onto it. Be careful! The glue will seep through the burlap...I have the burns to prove it!
Here's how I like to glue burlap, to make it even....let's say you start on the left side....after you glue that down, do the opposite side. Then do the top left....then the bottom right and vice versa. The corners fold down nicely after you do all that and the burlap will lay nice and straight.
If you have a Cricut or stamps, then you can skip the next say, 7 steps. :) I don't have a cricut or stamps, so I use my "poor-man's" method. Find a font you like and print it out in bold. Lay the words down how you want them lined up on your burlap....
Now, cut out the black part of your word. Be sure to keep the outline in one piece....
Now, I wasn't able to take pics of the next part, but you apply your paint by using a sponge brush and lightly dabbing the paint on your "stencil." Be sure to push down the sides when you dab your paint, so not to spread your paint out of the stencil lines.
When you try to take your pic, be sure your daughter is done showing you her pretty drawing. (It is pretty good, right? Proud mom moment....)
I had fun adding these fabric flowers to help embellish our "family" sign. There are lots of tutorials over blogland for these and they are really easy! You simply tie a knot at the end of a length of fabric and twist, around the knot, gluing in strategic spots to help it stay put. And, it's that easy folks! If that explanation didn't make any sense, I'm so sorry! Others have done a better job of it out there, I promise!
Here's the final product....
And here it is on my wall!
Another shot for you....like that hand print? Yeah....me, too....
Have a wonderful week and be sure to enter the giveaway for a $40 gift certificate to Cutting Edge Stencils!