Last month, Brad and I traveled to Ohio for a wedding. I wanted to make some sort of wedding gift and saw that the bride had posted a bunch of rustic type decor with lots and lots of burlap so I immediately thought of printing something onto burlap. I didn’t get it finished in time to take with us so I had to wait to post this until I could get it shipped off. :)
Printed Burlap Wall Decor
JoAnn’s had some wonderful burlap in their scrapbooking section. One thing that makes it wonderful is that it already has cardstock backing which makes it easier to trim and print onto. It is similar to this, but make sure to buy 12×12. I was able to get an individual sheet.
The full 12×12 wouldn’t fit in a printer so it needed to be cut down to 8.5×11. I also marked the 8×10 so that I could cut that down once I printed. Make sure to put the 8×10 in the center to accommodate for the printer margins (the design is going to be on the center of the paper).
To design the print, I used Publisher. First, set page size as 8.5×11 and set the margins to 8×10. The image is designed using multiple text boxes. The back is the “D”, then the “DARR” is in a separate box with a white background so that it will cut through the “D”. I used additional text boxes with a black background to create the bars on the top and bottom of the white box.
Before sending the burlap through the inkjet printer (make sure it is inkjet – you don’t want to burn the fabric), send a piece of paper through to verify which direction to load the burlap paper. Load the paper and send it through the printer like normal. It will come out with your image printed on the burlap!
Once the burlap was printed, I cut along the 8×10 lines that were marked on the back. The frame had an 8×10 piece of paper to show off the the frame so I used some double sided tape and placed it right on top of that piece of paper inside the frame.
I love how it turned out and think I might need to make one for myself.