Instructables

Painting on Burlap

Have you ever thought about painting on burlap for your home decor?  I have and that is what this project is all about.  It is a great way to add different textures in to a room and add interest to the room.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Items Needed for this Project

Picture of Items Needed for this Project
Items needed for this project:

I started with a 12" x 12" piece of burlap.
Contact paper with the cut out design.
Transfer tape.
Fabric paint.
Iron.

Step 2: Cut Out Desired Design

Picture of Cut Out Desired Design
I used my Silhouette SD to cute out this flip flop design. Weed out the parts where you want the paint to be applied.

Step 3: Add Transfer Tape

Picture of Add Transfer Tape
I am not the neatest person in the world.  I added the clear transfer tape on top of the design.

Step 4: Apply Design to Burlap

Picture of Apply Design to Burlap
After doing so, I then removed the backing from the contact paper and placed the design on the burlap.

Step 5: Paint

Picture of Paint
I used a scruffy paint brush and painted metallic purple on to the burlap.

Step 6: Paint Polka Dots

Picture of Paint Polka Dots
I used a smaller flat brush to paint in the green circles and the band on the flip flops.

Step 7: Another Painting

Picture of Another Painting
I did this painting earlier to coordinate with the flip flips.

Step 8: Coordinating Paintings

Picture of Coordinating Paintings
They will be cute framed and hung by each other.  Very simple to do.

All the paint to dry.  Follow the manufacturer's directions.  I would say to allow around 24 hours.  The final step is to run a hot iron over the completed painting to set the paint.

It is now time to enjoy your painting!
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!