I think we all have recognized the moment that burlap is experiencing right now. I personally sell custom pillows that feature initials, monograms and numbers. I am also planning to make a headboard for my master bedroom, but that is next month's project!
My darling mother receives old coffee burlap bags from a friend, mostly to use for her garden and planting. Before Christmas, I noticed the great vintage picture and writing on the extra-large sack, and asked if she could collect a bag for me… Well, as you know, mothers always come through, and on Christmas Day, instead of a wrapped gift under the tree, I found a burlap wrapped present. Thank you, Mamma!
I purchased a large frame from Michael’s, (on sale for $6.99!), and cut the burlap bag down to size. I wanted to make sure to use the picture from the front, and the lettering on the back, so I cut around each edge to separate the pieces. I made sure to iron any wrinkles and used my level to measure out the correct proportions for the frame(s). If you have ever dealt with burlap, you know that it is not always easy to cut a straight line on the coarse material, so this step was essential. (I will share the lettered frame tomorrow).
For now, take a peek at this easy how-to and let me know what you think of this impromptu art!
Just put cutout in the frame and instant art!