Make your own cute Thanksgiving Burlap Art in just a few easy steps!
Is it just me, or is Thanksgiving one of the least appreciated major holidays? Is it because it’s crammed in between Halloween and Christmas? Or is it just not one people like? It’s actually one of my favorites and I love that in this day and age it’s a holiday that’s primary message is to spend time with people you love and appreciate the good things in your life. (Ok, well, that’s its message if you just ignore Black Friday…) And with what I liked to call “Christmas Creep” aka store putting Christmas decor out in July, Thanksgiving totally gets shortchanged in the decoration department also. So I whipped up a little Thanksgiving Burlap Sign for my living room this year and I love it already. It’s reminding me daily to think about what I’m thankful for this year. And I got to use my Silhouette Machine which made it super super easy. Don’t have one? You can freehand it or cut your stencil with an exacto knife, don’t worry! Here’s how I did it:
Thanksgiving Burlap Art
Acrylic Craft Paint(I used Auburn Copper and Rose Gold)
Fall Leaves (similar)
1. First I used my Silhouette Cameo to lay out the text “Give Thanks.” 2. Then I loaded some Contact Paper into the machine and cut out the words. I haven’t had a ton of experience with my machine and I know a lot of people use adhesive vinyl to make stencils but I completely recommend using contact paper instead. It’s way cheaper and it worked just great!
3. I put the stencil on the burlap board and carefully dabbed paint on top doing my best not to push paint under the edges. I always peel the stencil off when it’s still a little wet and I get nice crisp edges.
4. Next, I painted some fabric fall leaves with a few coats of metallic craft paint. I got my leaves at the dollar store but anything will do. Mine were pretty ugly with dark, fake looking vein lines and garish colors before paint but I love how after the paint they kept their shape and you can still see the veins but they were not a pretty metallic color. 5. I arranged my leaves on the board and used hot glue to attach them. Then, because I didn’t have a frame, I used some balsa wood craft sticks to make a quick frame around the edge. All I did was measure and cut strips of wood the length of each side of the burlap canvas and hot glue them in place. Piece of cake! And totally optional. A regular frame with the glass removed would work just as well!
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