As I walk through home stores and craft stores, I sometimes get annoyed at all the burlap home decor pieces I see. I am obsessed with burlap decor but am also just a teensy bit frugal. I have a difficult time spending money on trinkets or decor because, frankly, we like to go on family vacations. We’d go monthly if we could afford it.
It irks me that burlap is so trendy right now! Temptation waits in every single store.
Good thing that I am an avid crafter and that burlap by the yard is inexpensive. I can make burlap signs to my heart’s content.
How to make this 5 Minute Owl Wall Decor Piece
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- Orange Burlap
- 8×10 Frame-Shown from Wal Mart
- White Craft Paint
- Sponge Applicator
- Owl Stencil
-used Delta Owl 971560710
- Wax Paper
1-Trim your burlap to 8×10. I place the paper frame insert on top of the burlap and trim around it, adding about an inch all around. A little bit bigger is okay since the burlap tends to fray.
2-Protect your surface with wax paper and place your burlap on the paper. Position your stencil in the center of the burlap. (I used to use blue painter’s tap to hold it in place.)
3-Using a foam applicator, slowly and gently, with not too much paint, paint the stencil. It is easy to build up more paint layers but you can’t “fix” too much paint at once.
4-Remove stencil and let dry completely before putting into a frame. The beauty of this project is that the paint dries very quickly on the burlap.
It’s so cute! I am going to give this one to my daughter’s first grade teacher. She loves owls!
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