Now that the occasion to shower her with love and support her upcoming nuptials is upon us, I wanted to do something DIY. Sure, she's carefully selected some wonderful items for her gift registry. But I just love an opportunity to put a personal touch gifting. So, with no further ado, here is how I went about creating this gorgeous framed burlap initial (with much inspiration from Pinterest...you know the site with which we wanna-be crafters all have a love/hate relationship!)
First I gathered all of my supplies from Hobby Lobby. I started with an open-back frame, a ready-made frame from which I only needed the backing, a 1/4 yard of burlap (which was a stretch. I should have bought just a tad more for error), a die-cut letter, a piece of beautiful scrapbooking paper, and some mod podge (which I already had on hand).
Next I decoupaged the scrapbook paper to the letter. The design I chose has linear text on it, so again I
Using an exacto knife, I cut around the outside of the letter to remove the unused paper. Below, is my finished letter.
After securing the burlap backing into the frame, I used generous amounts of hot glue to apply the letter inside the frame. Viola! Instant artwork.
On the back of this piece, you will see that - to me - nothing in life is ever perfect. I used good ol' duct tape to keep the picture backing in place. It's strong, durable, and will never show when the artwork is hung or carefully displayed. Also, I attached the invitation from their engagement party so they would remember this wedding season, as well as the night they received this token of my love.