Young and Crafty Sisters: Burlap Wall Art Birthday Gift

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Burlap Wall Art Birthday Gift


I love birthdays and I love homemade gifts!!  Especially when a friend shows me something they have seen and I can try and recreate it with a personalized touch.

My friend Shannon was recently at a craft show with her mom and saw a burlap canvas with a beautiful quote that reminded her of her late father.  I knew immediately I would recreate it for her birthday in February!!


Burlap Canvas


I chose the yellow ribbon, her and her dad’s favorite color!  Shannon and her family loved the gift & even made requests with their favorite quotes for me to recreate Smile.  It was a tedious process, so I may wait a while before making any other special gifts.  Below is a tutorial for you to create your own painted burlap canvas.


Burlap Canvas 1


I used my favorite picture editing program, to type out the quote in different fonts and sizes.  Now the difficult & tedious parts….using an Exacto knife to cut out each curly letter!  I had to pry my latched fingers off the Exacto knife after about 4 hours.  I know what you are thinking…I need a Cricut or Silhouette.  Well that is definitely on my wish list & would have made this project a million times easier.  I have linked the websites, just in case anyone is feeling generous!


Burlap Canvas 2


I used straight pins to hold the letters in place while I traced them with a black Sharpie. 


Burlap Canvas 3


I colored all of the letters in with a Sharpie and wasn’t pleased with the look.  I knew paint would give me the effect I wanted, however the small script would be difficult with a paintbrush.  Hannah, that clever sister of mine, suggested a paint pen so that I could still get the paint effect with the precision of a marker.


Burlap Canvas 4


I am really excited that Shannon loved it so much and to give a gift that has such a special meaning.  If you love burlap projects check out my Hometalk & Michael’s Pinterest Party post HERE.  And check out those bowling shoes in the picture above Smile.  Such a fun day.



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