2/12/14

How to Make "Burlap Monogram Art"

I am so ecstatic about my partnership with Michaels and Hometalk for the upcoming Pinterest party. While I was at Michael's last week prepping for the upcoming event, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful burlap canvases and wood scrolls. The texture of the burlap and design of the scrolls seemed like a great mix. I bought a few supplies and came home to craft. I am a big fan of burlap and monograms, so I figured that somehow I could create something that would combine the two. The result was this fabulous Burlap Monogram Art.


 Want to make one too? Here is what you will need:
-Artist's Loft Stretched Burlap Canvas
-Wooden Medallion
-Wooden Scroll
-Wooden Letters
-Paint and brushes
-Hot Glue
(All supplies were purchased at Michaels.)


To begin, I mixed pink and ivory paint.  Then I began painting the background medallion shape. Instead of painting it one solid color, I decided to let the colors fade together- it's ombre! To achieve a subtle ombre look, start with the darkest shade on top and gradually fade it to the lightest shade. I went from light pink to ivory by mixing the two colors and then applying with a sponge brush. Blend, blend, blend.


Next I painted the letters ivory and set them aside to dry. I painted the delicate wood scroll gold (because gold makes everything better right?!) Then I used a circle sponge brush to add gold polka dots to the burlap canvas.


Once all the paint had dried, I used a bit of hot glue to attach the letters to the scroll. And then I glued the scroll to the medallion. Finally, I hot glued it all onto the burlap canvas. These are my youngest daughter's initials :)


The finished project is the perfect decor for my girl's sweet blue and pink bedroom. I think this project would make a fabulous gift for a birthday party or even a baby shower. Just imagine the possibilities if you used different paint colors. Or you could even make this to give as wedding gift! I love personalized, handmade gifts don't you?


Remember to join me THIS SUNDAY at the Michaels Store in Southlake. I will be sharing this project in person and doing some 'live crafting'. You can make the "Burlap Monogram Art" project like I did or try something new.  "RSVP" for the party via my Facebook page here. The party starts at 1pm and the first 15 guests will receive a free crafty paintbrush!

This special "Pinner Event" is held at all Michaels stores, so even if you don't live near me, you can create a 'pin worthy' project at your store. You can find project inspiration by searching #MPinterestParty on Hometalk.com

*If we know each other in 'real life'- please come! I would love to see your friendly face at the party. If you read this blog and 'feel like you know me'- well I would just love to meet you!! Make plans to attend.  

Will you be at your Michaels store on Sunday? More details about the "Pinner Event" (here).

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