Burlap Sign with Heat Transfer Foil

Every girl dreams of her wedding day - the dress, the decorations, the man - but do you think every girl dreams of DIYing her wedding? I definitely didn't ! But here I am, 20 years later and I am loving creating projects for my wedding! This week I'm going to show you how to make a burlap sign for my bridal shower using Embellish® Heat Transfer Foil.

Instead of giving out traditional favors at my bridal shower, I decided to do something a little different. I am going to have a little plant bar filled with cacti and succulents in my old coffee mugs and tea cups that I throated throughout the years. My mom always threatened to throw out my mugs every time I would bring home a new one from Goodwill - so I thought of a way to repurpose them! This sign says 'Take one home and let love grow' and will be placed at the plant bar.

For this project, you're going to need two colors of Embellish® Heat Transfer Foil (I chose to use Silver and Kiwi), a staple gun, a canvas, burlap, and the Embellish® Vinyl Weeding Tool. I drew two little cacti and added text using CraftNCut software. 

Supplies needed + burlap and canvas

The first thing we need to do is cut out our foil on the ScanNCut. Don't forget to do a test first before you cut out the whole design. After you have the foil cut out, we are going to weed away the excess using the Vinyl Weeding Tool. After you have all the excess foil weeded away, you should have the clear film and your graphic ready to press on to the burlap. Take your time and layout the words and graphic - make sure they're centered! After everything is all lined up, we are going to use a cover sheet and press the foil to the burlap. After the foil has been pressed, wait a few minutes until it cools down before you peel away the clear carrier sheet.

After pressing and peeling your carrier sheet away, give your burlap one final press to make sure everything stays in place. Don't forget to use a carrier sheet again so the foil is protected.

Peeling the clear carrier sheet !

Your sign is almost finished! So now we have this adorable piece of burlap with our graphic pressed to it. I love using Embellish® Heat Transfer Foil because it is so easy to work with! And look at that shine! It has a shiny, almost metallic look to it that I love that is perfect for bridal decorations! Now, you could stop here and make this a flag or banner by adding some twine to the top and hanging it. I wanted to have an actual sign and give it more dimension; so I decided to staple it to a blank canvas.

This next step is easy - but please use caution when handling the staple gun!

*TIP It's much easier if you clamp your burlap with something to hold it down as you are stapling. This way your sign won't shift and will be perfectly centered*

Once you finished stapling you are all done with your sign! I am excited to be bringing you more wedding DIYs! Don't forget to check out my video below.


Cookie Gaynor said…
Great tips throughout your video. Love, love, love this project!

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