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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

  1. Heidi on October 29, 2009 at 4:51 am

    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

  2. Tiffany on October 28, 2009 at 7:52 pm

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

    Love these. They look great.

  3. Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good on October 27, 2009 at 7:57 pm

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

  4. Kim at Polka Dot Thought on October 27, 2009 at 5:12 pm

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

  5. [email protected] on October 27, 2009 at 8:35 am

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

  6. jenjen on October 27, 2009 at 3:53 am

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

    XOXO
    Jen

  7. Nancy @ La Chambre Rose on October 27, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Very nice. Great idea!

  8. a little bit vintage on October 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Very creative! Gotta love burlap! πŸ˜‰

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

    Smiles,
    rachel

  9. Kristi on October 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    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!!

  10. Mayhem and Moxie on October 26, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    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. πŸ™‚

    -Francesca

  11. Mayhem and Moxie on October 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    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. πŸ™‚

    -Francesca

  12. CINNIBONBON on October 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    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.

  13. Kammy on October 26, 2009 at 11:24 am

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

  14. Mama Thompson on October 26, 2009 at 6:33 am

    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!

  15. mkelton24 on October 26, 2009 at 3:07 am

    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!

    http://www.thekeltonscozycottage.blogspot.com

  16. { L } on October 26, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Another winner! I want one. πŸ˜€

  17. Kimm at Reinvented on October 25, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    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!

  18. Sandy on October 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm

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

  19. Denise Sabia on October 25, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    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!

  20. Traci @ Beneath My Heart on October 25, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    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

  21. Beverly @ The Buzz on October 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    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!

  22. Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage on October 25, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    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??

  23. Nancy on October 25, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Very cool! Such a quick project!

    Nancy

  24. Get Your Martha On on October 25, 2009 at 6:37 pm

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

  25. [email protected] on October 25, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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

    I hope your cricut is waiting for you under your christmas tree πŸ™‚

  26. [email protected] on October 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    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!

  27. Cindy on October 25, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    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.

  28. CourtneyKeb on October 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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

  29. CECOAKLEY on October 25, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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

  30. Jill on October 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm

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

  31. Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life on October 25, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Love that!! Simply adorable.

  32. [email protected] on October 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

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

  33. pk on October 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    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

  34. Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen on October 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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

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