Life Love Larson: Burlap BOO & Mantle


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Burlap BOO & Mantle

I recently made a burlap BOO! sign to sell in the store.  I like the look of it leaned on a shelf or mantle.  I love the simplicity and people can't seem to get enough of burlap these days!

I found four pieces of mdf at Goodwill for .99 (for all four pieces).  They were the same size, and I had a bunch of burlap laying around, so I got to work. 

First, I printed out BOO! on Word.  I decied to just lay the paper underneath the burlap so the letter would show through.  I used acrylic craft paint and simple traced the outline of the letter and filled it in.

I let each letter dry and then hot glued the burlap to the back of the mdf.

Super simple, inexpensive, and it makes a statement!  The possibilities are endless with the letters or words you could use!

I was thinking that I should have kept it for my own home, but it sold at the store, so I decided to make my own.  This time I used black burlap and white paint. I used chalk to outline the letters this time. 

More pics and info on the wreath, mirror, and branches to come!

Linking up with:             
The Lettered Cottage


  1. Ooh what a great idea. I think I like the white on black better for Halloween but the plain burlap would be better for other seasons.

  2. I love this idea! Maybe you could do burlap with forest green or deep red or even well outlined gold for the holidays? And burlap with deep brown for Thanksgiving?

  3. Found you over at whatever goes wednesdays at Someday crafts. :) I love this! So simple yet so cute.

  4. What a great idea! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  5. Cute and good tip about how to trace out the letter!

  6. Cute! I need to buy me some burlap!

  7. Hi! This is super cute! I would love it if you wanted to link up to a party that I have going on right now! It started on Tues. But for a couple weeks It will run from Tues.-Tues.

    Hope to see you there!

  8. I am so impressed by this! What a great display and love the possibilities with this technique. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @

  9. This is such a basic idea That is just adorable! I would love to list some of these for sale in my store take a look and see what you think.:) Sincerely, Trina

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    Allison @ House of Hepworths