Have you seen all of those cute burlap items on Etsy and wondered how in the world they did that? I absolutely love the look of burlap, but I have no idea how to embroider so I had to look for other ways to accomplish the same look. So I took to (where else?) Pinterest and found several cool tutorials on printing burlap through your printer!
First, let me warn you- it uses a lot of ink and you really have to clean the fibers out of your printer before you print anything else.
To make the Monogrammed wall hanging that is pictured, you will need:
Bamboo Place Mat
Fabric And Upholstery Protector spray
Rustoleum Hammered Metal Spray Paint (optional)
Sheet of foam (optional)
1. Cut an 8×10 (unless your printer accommodates a larger size) piece of burlap and freezer paper.
2. Iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to the burlap
3. Design the image that you would like to use. You can use Microsoft Word for this. I use the design program that came with my Silhouette Cameo.
4. Load the burlap into your printer feed and make sure that the burlap side will be printed on.
5. Use Fabric And Upholstery Protector spray on the burlap, (Easily findable at your local Wal-Mart or home improvement store for around $5 a can) to help protect it from stains and to help repel liquids and let dry.
6. If you like this look, fray the edge of the burlap slightly and then spray with an acrylic sealer. It will help to stiffen the frayed edges.
7. At this step, I take the 11×14″ bamboo place mat (and optional foam sheet) and spray paint it with Rustoleum Hammered Metal Brown (or any color) Spray Paint and let dry.
8. Sew the buttons onto the printed burlap sheet and then through the bamboo place mat until secured.
9. Use a hole punch and place two holes at least 6-8″ apart and 3″ from the top of the bamboo place mat.
10. Use about 8-12″ of the jute or hemp string (or you can use any type of ribbon) and place through the two holes and knot to secure.
Voila! You’re done and you have a beautiful burlap decoration for your own home or to give as a gift.
If you don’t want to make your own, I sell these in my Etsy shop for $15 and you can find them by going to http://www.WindsorHillsWL.etsy.com!
*Just in case you’re wondering, mine is crooked because the wind was blowing when I took the photo!