Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ashley's Burlap Wall Monogram


Hi all!  I hope this post finds you having a great Sunday with your family!  My family is super busy with make-up baseball games right now since it has rained for the last three weeks but I have still managed to sneak in some craft time!  My latest project is another revamp.  You may remember my Decoupage I posted a few months ago.  Well, it's not that I don't like it, it just wasn't the look I was going for in my bedroom.  It was nice while it lasted but I had a lightbulb moment one day that I couldn't ignore!

This is what it started as....


It's no secret we are big fans of burlap right now!  You just can't beat the price and I love the texture for this time of year. 


I purchased each canvas at Hobby Lobby for $5.00!

I used this Easy Tacker that I purchased at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon for $4.00...



to staple the burlap around the back of each canvas.  I started at the top and bottom by pulling tight and stapling as I went (so easy).

I then moved on to the sides making sure to fold the corners very clean and secured them with staples as well.


Now for the stencils!  Since Santa has not brought me a Cricut Expression yet I had to get clever and make my own LARGE stencils! After scouring google for a large letter to no avail, I retreated to my Microsoft Office Word for help!  I opened a new document and inserted word art.  From there, I chose my font (Script MT Bold), typed the letter I wanted, sized it and clicked print!

I cut out the letter from each page to form a stencil.  A little dry brush of Americana Burnt Umber Acrylic with a stencil brush.....

4 nail heads hammered in the corners, 2 in the center....

and a bow stapled to the back for hanging make this project complete!
Before....

After!





I used the same hooks that I bought for the Decoupage for $3.00 each at Hobby Lobby!  The burlap was under $2.00 per yard and I used just a little over a yard!

The T is for our last name, the a is for my name and the j is for my hubby!  I love my new Burlap Wall Monogram!  You can't beat the price and I love the texture it brings to my bedroom!

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34 comments:

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

This is so cute!!! I love that idea. I want a Cricut too!

pk said...

These turned out so CUTE! Love the idea. Wouldn't they be fun with nailheads around the border too? Hope you're having a good day!

pk @ Room Remix

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love it ! I'm going on a field trip to Hobby Lobby for the first time today !!

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

Love that!! Simply adorable.

Jill said...

LOVE! Thank you for my burlap fix this morning!
-Jill

CECOAKLEY said...

This is so cute I love it! I had no idea there were so many thing to use burlap for until this month!

CourtneyKeb said...

I like how it's subtle and personal at the same time! Super cute!

Cindy said...

I just did a stenciled monogram on burlap project yesterday for my daughter's birthday party. Posted about it here:
http://cottageinstincts.blogspot.com/2009/10/saturday-night-special.html
Burlap looks fab stenciled, and your monogram is so cute. I have those same hooks from hobby blobby. :o)
peace.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

OMGOSH!!! I have the stuff to make the SAME thing, but I'm doing it on one bigger canvas.... I LOVE the way yours turned out....I live in Alabama, and we monogram everything we can get our hands on down here!

Heather@PixieDust said...

that turned out so great!! I love those wall hooks, too.

I hope your cricut is waiting for you under your christmas tree :)

Get Your Martha On said...

I nominated you two crafty ladies as "Kreativ Bloggers" on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance!

Nancy said...

Very cool! Such a quick project!

Nancy

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

that's cute! ok so i made my way over here from ucreate, and must say, you NEED to show us how to do the piping on the chair like you did!
PRETTY PLEASE??

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Thanks for the info on the stencil. I recently recovered a small footstool and wanted to put a monogram on it, but couldn't find what I wanted. Now I know how!

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Girl...I love it! We are kindred spirits. I have bought 5 yards of burlap from HL this week! I just finished a burlap project and have three more in the works. I am a "burlap babe", or maybe a "burlap beauty"? I prefer the last one.
Great job!
Traci

Denise Sabia said...

You girls sure love your Burlap!! I'm right there with you. How did we ever live without it!!!
Thanks for the great ideas! Keep it up!

Sandy said...

They turned out great, I love them. Thanks for sharing the ideal.
Sandy

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Well, I would say that it's fabulous, but I've come to expect nothing less from you two!! I have a stenciled monogram above our bed too, but mine is stenciled on a thrift store wooden plaque that I painted over. love love love the burlap version!

{ L } said...

Another winner! I want one. :D

mkelton24 said...

I too am in love with burlap right now! I needed a larger than normal shower curtain- which if custom made sould be expensive. I made one out of burlap, added a little fringe to the bottom and great little hooks at the top!

www.thekeltonscozycottage.blogspot.com

Mama Thompson said...

I just love all that you two do on your blog...so I am passing on an award...you can check it out at mamathompson.blogspot.com! Thanks for sharing all your talent! And if you both want to do 7 things about yourself...that would be great!

Kammy said...

Super nice and I love those hooks !
Kammy
p.s. I have a staple gun too and love it :o)

CINNIBONBON said...

You are always too clever, I love this!
Geez..you're a fast one--I'm still working on that small desk--bad weather and just lack of creativity is killing me...hehe!!
Have a great week.

Mayhem and Moxie said...

You two are simply amazing! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land last week and have been addicted ever since. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

I have so much to learn. :)

-Francesca

Mayhem and Moxie said...

You are simply amazing! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land last week and have been addicted to your site ever since. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

I have so much to learn. :)

-Francesca

Kristi said...

Just wanted to invite you to my blog because I have nominated you for an award! Enjoy your Monday. http://jkbrouse.blogspot.com

Thanks for all of the creative ideas!!

a little bit vintage said...

Very creative! Gotta love burlap! ;)

BTW, you chicks have an award waiting for you on my blog. http://littlebitvintage.blogspot.com/2009/10/award.html ;)

Smiles,
rachel

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Very nice. Great idea!

jenjen said...

Beautiful! Isn't burlap just the greatest? I love the initials. Very cool!

XOXO
Jen

Marianne@Songbird said...

Burlap, monograms and bedroom-wallart. A beautiful project! Oh and I hadn't seen the blogmakeover yet, great job on that too!

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

I LOVEEE this! Totally going to have to make something like this for our guest room.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

lovin the burlap. Burlap and paint- 2 things I love. Oh yeah- inexpensive! Yall are fabulous.

Tiffany said...

Oh, for the love of burlap...such a great crafty treat!

Love these. They look great.

Heidi said...

What a cute idea! I think the letters look really nice, very clever! I don't know where you found burlap for $2 a yard, I paid $6 just the other week, eek!! I still have to get to work on my project, but now I'm thinking I'll have to change my direction...hmmm, a monogram perhaps?!! Guess you've inspired me!
I'd love it if you'd come by for a visit sometime.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

 
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