Burlap Christmas Art Tutorial

I shared this tutorial over at Positively Splendid and want to share it with you all as well!

Burlap Christmas Art

Would you like to see how to create your own?
Here ya go!!

How to:
-Wood or Canvas (I already had the wood)
-Acrylic Paint
-Spray Adhesive
-Stencils (I created mine using my Silhouette)

First, cut the burlap the same size or a little smaller than your wood.
Make the edges as straight as possible.
Pull the end pieces to fray the edges to your liking.

Paint the wood or your canvas a background color.
This color will border your burlap when complete.

Then, use spray adhesive or spray mount on the back of your stencil and place on your burlap.
Begin to paint.

Make sure you use the “Pounce” method so paint doesn’t get under your stencil.

All done!

I wanted to add some words to my paintings as well so repeat the same process with the spray mount.
Be sure to save any centers of your letters and spray those as well to place in your stencil!

The reindeer burlap all painted.

To mount to the wood, spray the back of the burlap with spray adhesive.
Place on the wood and smooth out flat.

I also glued some buttons or brads in the corners to make it look like those were holding down the burlap.

Here is the finished reindeer.

I created a Christmas tree one as well.

Hang them on the wall and you have some cute and easy Christmas art!

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  • Karie @ The HoB
    December 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Super cute!!

  • Lindy
    December 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Allison – how creative and pretty! T4S

  • Beverly {Flamingo Toes}
    December 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    These are so cute Allison!! I love the way you tacked the burlap to the wood and the stencils are super cute!!

  • Anonymous
    December 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    i love love love this… so bummed i am moving and cant be creative this year

  • Christina
    December 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    sooo simple and cute! love the burlap! 🙂

  • Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm
    September 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Just saw this over at CSI. How cute! I have never stenciled on burlap, but I'm going to give it a try!

  • CSI girl
    September 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for linking up for the challenge. I shared on the FB page. Love it! I don't think its too early to start thinking about Christmas crafting so thanks for inspiring!!!!

  • Miss Kitty
    September 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

    So. Very. Cute! I saw your wonderful tutorial as it was a winner over at the burlap challenge at CSI.

  • nest of posies
    October 26, 2012 at 1:13 am

    love these! and the fonts on them! so unique.


  • Jenny
    October 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    How did you make the stencils? I want them!!!

  • Janice Armstrong
    November 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I love this, looks so great…am gonna try it!!