Today I’m sharing the project that I created for the Michaels and Hometalk in-store Pinterest party! In case you missed it, I shared all the details in yesterdays post! For my project, I chose to use the 16 x 20 burlap panel. I couldn’t wait to make a big framed sign! To make it, I started with a black frame and the wrapped burlap panel. Then, I removed the glass from the frame and placed the burlap inside… With the burlap inside the frame, I used a stencil, from Michaels, with an olive leaf branch and centered it inside the frame. Because I wanted to have 2 branches, I spaced them both evenly in the frame, then traced a part of the stencil onto the burlap for easy placement later… Once they were evenly spaced, I used a bit of tape to keep the stencil in place… Then I used some black craft paint and a round sponge to dab the paint over the stencil… With the design painted, I carefully lifted up the stencil and washed off the paint with hot water. Once the stencil was clean, I just flipped it over and did the exact same thing to the opposite side… For the wording, I used my silhouette design studio and created “bless our home”. I printed it out as a “mirror image” (or backwards) on black silhouette heat transfer material… I separated the transfer material from its plastic backing and carefully started to remove the excess material… This step was a bit tedious, as I didn’t want to rip any of the wording, but I found a razor blade to be very helpful… This is what it looked like face up… I carefully placed the wording on top of the burlap and used a tape measure to get it centered… Then, I pressed the sticky side of the plastic firmly onto the burlap and placed a cloth on top of it… I set my iron to the cotton setting, no more than 300 degrees, and ironed the wording on for about 60 seconds per section of the wording my iron covered… After a few attempts, the plastic finally lifted off of the black wording and I carefully peeled up the plastic… With that, it was finished and ready to display! I must admit, I love the simplicity of it… And I really love the size of it in comparison to the frame… My plan is to hang it in the entry way, but I need to move a few things around, so it’s staying in the breakfast nook for a few days… I happen to think it looks pretty wonderful in there too! But I think it might just look amazing wherever it finds its resting place… This Sunday the 16th, I’m going to be creating a different one in-store! I hope you’ll stop by to see me, and maybe even make a Pinterest inspired craft of your own! I’d sure love to meet you! Also, don’t forget to follow Michaels on Hometalk for a chance to win a Michaels gift card! I can’t wait to see you there!
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