Burlap Monogram Letter with Wedding Year

Here we go again, another monogram project. I’m working on an initial collection for our mantle to replace some outdated decor we had up for several years. I got the idea for putting an initial on burlap with our last name and wedding year from where else, Pinterest. The original pin is from an Etsy shop.

burlap monogram with wedding year

I first tried to replicate it as a holiday gift for someone, but because I didn’t have the right stencils on hand, I attempted to free-hand it. The results were not good! I knew I wanted to try this again, but definitely needed to use a stencil. I recently bought a Silhouette Cameo, and this was actually my first project with it. While this made the project go pretty quickly, you could create your own stencil by printing your design on cardstock and then cutting out with an Xacto knife.

Supplies needed:

  • Burlap: 10″x12″ piece.
  • Frame: For 8″x10″ picture. I chose one with a mat.
  • Stencil
  • Sharpie marker

This is a pretty straight forward project. Line up your stencil on your burlap and temporarily adhere it so that it doesn’t move around while you’re filling in the stencil. I made mine with vinyl on the Silhouette, so it had a sticky backing. If you’re using cardstock, you could use double sided tape or even temporary fabric spray.

Once you have your stencil lined up on your burlap, just use your Sharpie to fill in the stencil. I used a fine tip Sharpie so that I could be precise around the edges and in the smaller letters. I was afraid it might bleed through, but it didn’t. I think the original example used fabric paint, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I gave the Sharpie a try and was happy with the result.

burlap monogram with wedding year stencil burlap monogram with wedding year stencil

Peel off your stencil. Frame your burlap. Tah… dah… it’s finished! I’m still debating whether to try out a darker color paper behind the burlap. The white that came with the frame shows through in bright lighting (like my camera flash).

burlap monogram with wedding year finishedburlap monogram with wedding year framed

I can’t wait to put this into my line-up for handmade gifts. It will make an awesome shower, wedding, anniversary or house warming gift.

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6 thoughts on “Burlap Monogram Letter with Wedding Year

  1. Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com March 5, 2013 at 10:36 am Reply

    This is another wonderful burlap project. I love the simple but clean look it gives, while still having the elegance of a monogram. Well done! If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-11/

    • sometimes-homemade March 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm Reply

      Hi Katie – thanks for stopping by! I added my link to your link party. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  2. Kimberly Sneed March 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm Reply

    Very cute!

  3. danandmariel March 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm Reply

    So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  4. E April 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm Reply

    You can also print on the burlap by ironing it to freezer paper and then sending it through your printer. I made some just like this one (saw it on pinterest) and it was quite easy to print onto the burlap and the freezer paper peeled right off after.

    • sometimes-homemade April 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm Reply

      I really wish I could try the freezer paper technique, but we just got a laser printer gifted to us after our old ink jet went out. I’m REALLY wanting a new one now though to try it out!

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