Being Thankful

With Thanksgiving just days away it’s a good time to remind yourself to be thankful for what you have.  While I love decorating for Fall as seen by my wreath, table decor, felt pumpkin, and Fall mantel. I thought I would create a little Thanksgiving project that can stay up all year round! I’ve joined the Dare to DIY challenge hosted by some pretty awesome bloggers and this project was perfect for the first challenge which is to create a project that would remind you to be grateful this holiday season.

In my entryway I have a photo gallery and there was a frame just dying for something to go inside.  The problem I found, and not until I brought it home, is that it is 8 x 12 and that is not a common print size for photos so it’s been empty for quite some time.

But not anymore!

I’ve seen tons of prints on Pinterest and elsewhere that are done directly on fabric so I decided to do a little printing on some burlap. The first thing I did was decide the size I wanted the burlap to be.  I didn’t want it to be the same size as the frame so I cut some paper as a tracer for the size the fabric would be.

Then I cut my burlap, using this method.

Once I had it cut to size I simply attached it to a standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper by stapling it. Most tutorials use freezer paper and an iron but I wasn’t about to go out and buy freezer paper just for a little piece and since I am using burlap I knew the staples wouldn’t make a hole that was too visible.  If I were working with linen or another type of fabric I may have used the freezer paper.

Then I just fed it through the printer with the print I created on Print Shop.



I tore some pieces of burlap to create some fringe on the ends and then placed it in the frame and hung it.

So what are you thankful for this year? Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m excited to put together the table and of course I’ll be sharing it with you guys! If you follow me on Instagram then you may already have an idea of something I will be doing!


21 thoughts on “Being Thankful

  1. I love that you printed on burlap! How stinkin’ cool is that??? I just wanna go home and start printing on fabric, now. Also, I love the fact that you made the edges fringed. It really makes the art unique.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  2. That looks awesome! I LOOOOVE the stripes on your wall. That looks amazing. I’ve always been scared of doing such a large-scale gallery wall like yours, but oh how I love it. Your print fits in so nicely, and I love that you can leave it up after Thanksgiving, too. Great job! Thanks for joining in!

  3. Okay so I just left a comment saying how much I love your print and I think it may not have gone through? So this is either a SECOND comment right after my previous one once again telling you that I think your print ROCKS, or a very awkward first comment. 🙂 Haha.

    Happy thanksgiving!

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  5. Great stuff….but wait, STAPLES went through your printer?? What printer is this please? and what did you feed it through..manually through the back/other? Please tell us. I’m so tempted to give it a try now! 🙂

  6. Hi I tried printing on burlap with inkjet printer, but it can be washed off with water, atleast most of it. How do I water proof the print?

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