Who knew such joy can be found in someone else’s junk, right? I mean, I’m all about trashure and potential seen in the left behind. But… I really get excited when I find a piece with potential. (like do a happy dance excited and look around to make sure no one else will take it or steal my idea. hahaha!) I’m a hoot to shop with, in case you didn’t know. Just ask my 6 kids who join me on every adventure. Take a look at this old barn screen because it’s going to be turned into rustic farmhouse wall art. Fun!
Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to create some spring-like decor for the home. What better way than to use a rutic burlap canvas?
I adore burlap because it is such a versatile medium. Instead of the tree stencil that is featured in the project, I went with a Martha Stewart stencil that included birds, branches, butterflies, and flowers. (Spring can not come fast enough for me!)
Here’s what you’ll need to do this project:
- 12″ x 12″ Stretched Burlap Canvas (you could make your own)
- Acrylic Paint – I used Folk Art Wrought Iron Acrylic Craft Paint
- Foam Pouncer
- Paint Tray or a plastic lid
- Painters or Masking Tape (optional)
- Small Artists Brush (optional)
- Stencil of choice
- Glue Gun
- Embellishments (have fun dressing it up!)
- Cotton Ball or Swab
- Brown Ink Pad
- Scrapbook Paper or Decorative Tags
- Coordinating marker, stamps, or computer print out of text, “Spring Song”
Before I started, I cut out a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper and “played” with the stencil to see how I wanted to lay out my design – a sort of dry run at it. You can skip this step, but it helps to be able to visualize your finished product.
Once you’re happy with the layout, use the tape to help hold the stencil in place (a buggy stencil can really drive you crazy!).