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.
Materials Needed for Vinyl on Burlap Sign
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- board or wood – I got this board that said “Spring” on it, in a clearance bin at Marshalls for $2! Clearance stuff is always worth a look to go through. It’s so easy to paint or put fabric over items to make them say different things!
- HTV or Iron-on – I like Siser Easyweed from Amazon here
- Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker
- Heat Press or iron
- Tape glider or glue dots
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.
Then you’ll need to design your names or saying in Cricut Design Space. I used MF I Love Glitter font.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!