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Learn How to Easily Apply Vinyl on Burlap!

Hi Friends!  Do you love burlap??  I definitely do!  It’s one of the easiest and cheapest ways to add farmhouse feel to your home. 

There are so many ways to use it and one of my favorites is to heat press vinyl on burlap to create cute signs.  I am in the middle of remodeling my master bedroom…  Yay! 

I want our decor to represent my hubby and I, and it doesn’t get much easier than whipping up a sign with our names on it.

vinyl on burlap sign

Materials Needed for Vinyl on Burlap Sign

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The first thing you’ll want to do is cut your burlap to the size you want it.  The easiest way to cut burlap is by pulling out strings to show you where a straight line is.  There’s a quick video at the top of the post on how I cut and fray burlap.

vinyl on burlap

vinyl on burlap
vinyl on burlap
Burlap fits perfectly on board!

Then you’ll need to design your names or saying in Cricut Design Space.  I used MF I Love Glitter font. 

fontlab pad

If you just open the text in CDS, you’ll notice that there are spaces between the letters.  You can ungroup and move them closer or decrease the letter space.  Update: Now Cricut Design Space has kerned fonts!

However, I find it easiest to write the names in the FontLab Pad app since it combines the letters together.  Then I just save it and upload it to CDS.

mf i love glitter font
mf i love glitter font
mf i love glitter font in cds

Now it’s perfect and it took much less time!  Click “Make It”, click on “Mirror” and cut it on “Iron on” setting.  Weed all the extra vinyl.

vinyl on burlap

I love my heat press but you could easily use an iron.  I set my heat press to 285 F and press for 15-20 seconds. 

I first fold my burlap in half and press to get the middle line. 

vinyl on burlap

Then I fold my iron on in half to get a crease and then I line up the two so I know that it’s centered.

vinyl on burlap

Press it and then peel off the plastic backing!  If it is not sticking, press again before you peel it off.  Mine adhered perfectly the first time.

vinyl on burlap
vinyl on burlap

Once I peel off the backing, I like to place a teflon sheet over the burlap and press once more for 20 seconds.  Then use a tape glider, glue gun, or glue dots to adhere the burlap to the board.

vinyl on burlap
vinyl on burlap

That’s it!  Super easy and fast way to apply vinyl on burlap.

vinyl on burlap
vinyl on burlap
vinyl on burlap

If you want a few other ideas on how to add burlap to your decor, you can check out the following posts by clicking on the pictures!

diy painting on burlap with freezer paper tutorial
If you’d like to learn how easy it is to paint on burlap, click here!
vinyl on burlap
Grab these free cut files and make your own wood box by clicking here!
DIY farmhouse Christmas decor
Make an easy and frugal Christmas sign with this free cut file!
farmhouse style candle
Easily apply burlap to candles to add farmhouse style!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a creative day!

leap of faith crafting
vinyl on burlap sign pin

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  1. Angie says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for joining!

  2. Beth says:

    Lovely sign Amy! Thanks for joining us!

  3. Beth says:

    Great sign Amy, love that font! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to