Stenciling on burlap….

 I don’t know about you, but for a while, I was so over burlap. It seemed like it was everywhere, but lately it’s been catching my interest again. Here was my original stamping on burlap post.
 I pulled out some letter and number stencils  I had (from Micheal’s), some black acrylic paint and my stencil brush and played a little bit.  The burlap isn’t going to be washed, so plain paint is fine instead of fabric paint.
I laid out my burlap where I could stretch it out.
 And then laid out my message to figure out spacing. I decided on “stay a while” to make into a pillow.
 I only have one “A”, so I’ll just move it when I’m done.
 I stenciled each letter and then over-lapped them slightly to line them up. I eye-balled it, but you could put down a strip of blue painter’s tape to make sure they line up properly.
 It was super easy and fun, so after the first one, I kept going.
I thought this would be cute for newlyweds. You can see how I used the fabric to make a really cute tray.
 And then I did a few numbers just for the heck of it.

 I think this would be cute on canvas too, heavier fabric or even a lamp shade!

I decided to cut the numbers up and make these really cute,little buckets for herbs.

Tomorrow is our favorite flea market find linky party. Even though I didn’t get to do much shopping, I can’t wait to show you the little treasure I picked up.
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  1. 5


    so simple, so effective! i use that most basic of stencils (i call them grocery store stencils) in a lot of my work.


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    Great idea, Jen! I’ve done stencils on Osnaberg fabric and it comes out great on it. Also on something that won’t be washed ~ I did mine on a footstool. I just got two new French design stencils that I’m dying to try out on fabric. There may just be pillows in the making for those!

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    I think I am always behind the times LOL.I still love burlap.And I love this idea with your stencils.Can’t wait to see your newest treasure.I need to get out shopping.

  4. 9


    Thanks for showing us this project. I’ve never tried stenciling on fabric and I don’t know why. Thanks for showing me how easy it is.


  5. 10


    Nice stenciling, Jennifer. I had the same burlap burnout till I found a pile in the back of the garage while spring cleaning. Now, I’m using them in projects again.

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    I LOVE this! I definitely want to try it. The possibilities for personalized pillows, etc. are endless! Thanks, Jennifer, for the great inspiration!

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    This is lovely– i also did stenciling super similar to this a few weeks ago! Check it out!