A bunch of fantastic bloggers and I are getting our Burlap on today! Just how many ways can you re-invent burlap into a Christmas craft, anyway? Well, it turns out, at least 6.
I had some extra pallet boards kicking around, and I thought they would get along famously with my burlap. You throw a little holiday at it, hot glue it all together, and you’ve got a “Pallet and Burlap Christmas Sign”. (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).
What you’ll need:
The best part about my holiday sign? It’s built for the outdoors. Let’s take the Christmas spirit outside, shall we? I started with two pallet boards (but upped it to four before I was done… you’ll see in a minute what I mean).
Two boards, two generous strips of burlap, and a hand-painted festive greeting, will start you off. I used a basic, white acrylic paint.
The dollar store is the key to the rest of this craft. Get your hands on some glittery mesh, some sparkly Poinsettia’s, ribbon, and in my case, cute little foam snowballs. My only tools needed were, my stapler and hot glue gun.
The goal is to keep all the fabric loose, and make little tucks and gathers — this is where the stapler comes in handy. I laid the glittery mesh down first and then the burlap. Everything gets attached to each other, and to the boards, with hot glue.
The boards get attached together, with small gold hook and eyes from the hardware store. An investment of a couple dollars.
When it comes to the burlap, use the excess to create scrolls and loops, on either side of your painted greeting. Staple a few key spots down and use hot glue to secure the rest.
I used Christmas striped, wire ribbon, to create a couple custom decorative bows…
Gather four loops, staple the bottom, cut two points into the ends of the ribbon, and fluff. Attach to the sign with hot glue.
This is the point where I realized I needed two more boards. The burlap, fabric, and the rest of my Christmas flare completely overtook the pallet boards. Adding two more boards got my project back to it’s Rustic Holiday roots. Attach the next two boards with another set of hook and eyes.
A few more details finish things off. How cute are those mini snowballs?!
Glitter and Burlap are the perfect Christmas match!
It turns out, my holiday sign is the perfect at the base of our driveway, as a welcome to our guests, and fellow holiday-lovers! (To be honest, our house is a wreck with the renovations we have going on… visit me on Instagram, to get a taste of what’s been going on, so far). So, bringing the cheer down to our road is the next best thing to mantel decorating — which I’m not sure is going to happen this year :/).
A big hello, and Merry Christmas to you all! Hope you’re enjoying this crafty season so far. Make sure to check out my HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY from last week. It ends on Wednesday!! $150 gift card to spend at Minted!
Now make sure to keep the holiday love flowing — give these fine bloggers a visit, and see what they’ve come up with for their fun burlap projects! (Links below).
From the top:
Fresh Crush – Pallet & Burlap Sign
The Honeycomb Home – Burlap Christmas Trees
Just Call Me Homegirl – Burlap Card Display
Love Create Celebrate – Burlap Oranaments
Creative Ramblings – Burlap Christmas Banner
Refashionably Late – Burlap Table Runner