I am so excited to share with you, my Painted Burlap Canvas
There are seven days until Mother’s Day! I am honored to be a part of the Handmade Mother’s Day Series coordinated by my friend, Kelly from Live. Laugh. Rowe. Ten blogs are bringing you fantastic gifts to make for mom!
There are so many wonderful projects. You will want to be sure to head over to the save the date page and catch up on all great projects.
Before we jump in, you have to check out the lovely birth stone necklace Kristen, from Capturing Joy, created.
I wanted to create something for my amazing mom that had a personal touch but would also go with her decor. I decided to do a painted canvas with burlap and to personalize it with special dates. The date she became a mom and the date she became a grandmother (or Mimi as we call her).
To create your own Painted Burlap Canvas you will need: a canvas (I scored my at the thrift shop for a few cents), craft paint, burlap scrap, stencil, paint brush, and thumb tacks.
I started by painting my canvas aqua. My mom loves the color and it goes with her decor. We are both aqua-holics 🙂
Next I cut a piece of burlap approximately 8 in by 10 in (not exact).
Stretch the burlap to keep it taut and pin it in place with thumb tacks.
I created my stencil using my beloved Silhouette Cameo.
I used painter’s tape to keep the stencil in place.
Using minimal amounts of paint, lightly brush on the stencil with paint. I used an off white color. I pulled the stencil off before it dried because I didn’t want my stencil to stick to the burlap.
I absolutely love the way it turned out. It’s personal and pretty and I know my mom is going to love it!
Tomorrow, be sure to catch up with the fabulously talented Crystal from A Pumpkin and A Princess to see what lovely handmade creation she is sharing!