I’ve seen them here there and everywhere in Pinterest land, and I knew I needed to make one. I read over a few tutorials and used this one as a starting point. I just got an idea of what to do and flew by the seat of my pants. This is an easy project and hard to screw up. They’re going for about $40 on Etsy and this one cost me $0 because I had everything on hand. Winning!
Tip: Use chalk (erases easily) to trace your shape and layer two pieces so you only have to cut once. Iron if necessary.
Mine came out to 11”x20”.
I freehanded although you could cut the letters on a cricut/silhouette and trace!
Tip: Put cardboard under the burlap while painting because it will bleed through.
I used regular acrylic paint a a variety of small craft paint brushes. Whatever fit the job at the time!
(Steps 3-5 not pictured, whoops)
Step 3: Hot glue/staple/sew edges together (I hot glued)
Tip: Leave about a 5” gap so you can stuff it with plastic bags!
Step 4: Close opening via step 3.
Step 5: Glue coordinating ribbon and hang!
Tutorial coming next on the gold mat!