Thursday, January 10, 2013

{Simple Stenciled Burlap Art}

Hey, y'all!  Today I have a really simple piece of art to share with you.
I created this project as part of One Tough Mother's monthly craft challenge.
This month's challenge is to use burlap in a project.  I began my project with burlap, a flat 5x7 canvas, and Mod Podge.
I brushed the canvas with a layer of Mod Podge, adhered a burlap rectangle to the canvas, and covered the top of the burlap with Mod Podge.  After the Mod Podge dried, I stenciled the burlap.
I used my Silhouette to create a card stock stencil of the word I wanted on my art.  I loaded a stencil brush with black paint and blotted much of the paint off before stenciling to ensure my letters were crisp.
The edge of my burlap was a bit rough, so I cut decorative branches and hot glued them to the canvas to create a frame for my art.  Y'all know I don't leave anything plain, so I made some rolled fabric roses and gathered ribbon flowers to add to the art.
I used hot glue to adhere the flowers to the corner of my art.  The flowers were the finishing touch.
This project was very simple, and I love how it turned out.
I hope Kirsten from One Tough Mother likes it too because I'm sending it to her!  (I hope she gets it before she sees this post...)  Live is her word for 2013.  Before Christmas, she sent me a fabulous gift in the mail.
The handmade ornament and family photo she sent me were so thoughtful, so I wanted to make something especially for her in return.  I'm so lucky to have her as a bloggy friend!  If you've never checked out her blog, I hope that you will.  Also, consider taking part in her monthly craft challenge as well.  I can tell you from experience that it's fun!  :)


  1. I love this and had never thought about putting Mod Podge on the burlap....GENIUS!!!

  2. YAY!!!!! I swear, the timing was perfect. I got my package last night when I got home and your tutorial post is today :) You are too sweet for words, and I LOVE my awesome art! Thank you SOOO MUCH! Love you lots!

  3. What a wonderful special gift you have made. Really love it. The decorative twigs make a great frame for the stenciled art. Love that it's pretty simple, straight forward to make. I'm going to see what I can come up with using a similar idea. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm sure your blog friend will love her gift also.

  4. This is really sweet, I love your choice of live. Really fun project.

  5. Your stencil worked great, and I love the flowers on it!!

  6. This looks great! I love it!! Pinning it for inspiration later :)

  7. I love the font you chose - what a sweet, cool project, Bethany!

  8. I love how simple and beautiful this is! The flowers you made are gorgeous, by the way! Found you via Flamingo Toes. ;)

  9. This is so simple yet so pretty Bethany. I love it! Now you have me wanting to make something with burlap. Let me Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Hugs, Peggy

  10. Hi, Bethany

    I love how this turned out! It's beautiful.



  11. So sweet! I love how you are always up for a challenge!

  12. This is so cute. Something my SIL would love to make or have!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's FB and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

  13. A great little project that is perfectly timed. Time to get on living! Love it. Thank you :)


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