Today I am going to show you how I made my DIY burlap sack wall art that I used in my living room fall decor this year. Its a quick DIY project that can be easily customized to have any phrase or saying that would fit your decor. Its a fun new way to decorate your walls too!
I needed something to add to the space behind my little vintage farmhouse table in the living room. I wanted something rustic to go with my fall decor and I needed something to fill the space but be simple at the same time.
I have used burlap sacks in my decor before, like in Fall Apple Tablescape but I didn’t have any that worked in the space. They either had large pictures on them or had a large topography about coffee, so I put my creativity to work and made one that would work!
How to make a DIY Burlap Sack
Supplies needed for this project:
- 1 1/2 yards Burlap Fabric
- Deco Art – Black Acrylic Paint
- Paint brush & Paint tray
- Letter Stencils
- Washi Tape
- Plastic needle
- Jute twine
Keep your burlap folded in half, like it was on the bolt. Take the raw cut edges of the burlap fabric and sew across them first. Fold the fabric in half and pin the sides to hold them in place. (As seen below) Sew down the long sides of the burlap.
You now have a plain DIY burlap sack. This is where the fun creativity starts! You can do a design, or stripes or a word or a number. The sky is the limit! I decided to go with the phrase ‘Michigan Apples’. It fit my fall decor and of course ties into my Michigan roots.
Lay out your stencil on the burlap sack.
I chose to put mine a little lower then the center of the sack.
I used a clear ruler, that I often use for sewing, to help me get my letters straight. There was no way I was going to eyeball it! They would have been all sorts of crooked.
Tape your stencil into place. I used some pretty fall washi tape to hold my letters down. The washi tape made it easy to adjust the letters as I needed. Also, by taping them at the top I was able to flip them up out of the way while I painted other letters.
I mixed my paint with water to make it thinner. I mixed equal parts paint and water, this made the paint have a more distressed and worn look to it.
Using your 50/50 paint mix paint inside your stencil. I used small amounts of paint at a time to keep the paint from bleeding.
I was able to pull off my stencil right after I was done because the paint was so thin. It dried really quickly so I didn’t have to worry about smearing the previously painted letters as I worked down the line on each letter.
Once I was done with my stencil I took my jute string and plastic needle and sewed around the edges of the burlap sack. This covered up the stitching lines and added a more authentic feel to the burlap sack.
I made my stitches loose and spaced some of them further apart then others.
There you have it! A one of a kind rustic art work for your home that is budget friendly! What will you put on your DIY burlap sack wall art?