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Framed Burlap Focal Point

Is your mom hard to buy for? Seriously, I can never decide what to get my mom. She just moved and doesn't have her new house decorated completely yet. She has been trying to find something for her dinning room wall for a few months. So my sister and I brainstormed and came up with this.

5 frames-$5
primer-$2.97 (on hand) I did use the whole can.
black spray paint-$.97 (on hand)
burlap-$2.47/yard (on hand) You'll need a little less than a yard, but that depends on how many letters you choose.
paper-on hand
x-acto knife-on hand- But, they have these right now at my Honk's dollar store.
Hot glue-on hand

Total $8.44 and up

I forgot to take a picture of the frames before but they are the ones at Dollar Tree. 11x14.. and red. I primed (3 times) and painted them black. All with spray paint, I even used the 97 cent walmart black :)

We started out by picking the word we wanted. Printed it out until we found the size and font that fit. We came up with this.
Then my sister had the joy of cutting out the letters. It took F.O.R.E.V.E.R. You could always use vinyl or stencils, etc. But we had paper and ink, so this was the free option. I took the frames apart and broke the little stand off the back of the frame.Then I glued the burlap to the backs of the frame. With my recent obsession of burlap I have discovered it is no fun to hot glue to anything. Well, you know all that all the hot glue ends up on your fingers.. OUCH! So I thought.. hey! I'll use a knife the hold it down. and here is my result of that experiment..
FAIL. I glued the stupid knife TO the burlap :) haha.. oops.

My sister is the OCD perfectionist of the family :) so she centered the letter in the frame then we put the back on and closed them up. No, I didn't use any glue for this, ya its probably wrong, but I don't care, haha!
My mom hung them up and they look A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!! She loved them and I must say they turned out a lot better than I expected.


  1. I think they turned out great!


  2. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.


  3. Hi there! Stopping by from the Friday follow!

  4. I just found your blog and I love it, you are so creative and really I love the way the letters came out and how you hung them on the wall!
    I can't wait for the next post, also thank you for showing step by step for us gals.

    I also have a blog I hope you can stop by and check it out and join. I love when I find NEW blog and people that do crafts because i am learning to do some crafts myself!!!

    Hope to see you there!!!
    Hillcrest Home Prims(Just googole it)

  5. What a wonderful personal gift for your mother...I am sure she will love it...who doesn't need to dream a little more! Thanks for stopping by this week...hope you have a chance to try the Peanut Butter Holes soon!

  6. Those are SO nice! Good job!

  7. Wow. That turned out really great. I have a cousin looking to do some burlap wall art. Methinks I'll send her your link!

  8. Just found your blog, and LOVE this idea!! I noticed from your profile blurb that you're a Dave Ramsey follower -- my family (especially my husband's family) gives us a hard time for following his plan. But, I'd rather live like no one else so that someday I can live like no one else!! ;)

  9. Hi Katie! Thanks for stopping by. I love Dave Ramsey. He has guided me in a way that I was never taught. His ways just make so much sense. Chevy man really likes Clark Howard, so we kinda smooch all the ideas together. lol The most important thing in personal finance (in my opinion) is getting your advice from someone you trust! I hope you stop back by :)

  10. I love these! I don't know how I missed them up until now!!

  11. That is sooo cute! I love it and I don't have a Cricut. I might could do this.


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