Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2 Birds, 1 Lovey Dovey Stone

I adore efficiency. Absolutely, positively, 100% without a doubt- I am a teacher after all. Efficiency gives me happy feelings. Take from that what you wish.

Something else that gives me said happy feelings:

Oh, yes!

I found a good one this time too. See, this project not only qualifies for the Summer Pinterest Challenge hosted by Katie from Bower Power and Sherry from Young House Love, but it also puts another knotch on the bedpost that is my Burlap Project. Huzzah!

In keeping with the theme of efficiency, this project knocks out (cause I would never want to kill...) two birds with one stone. I'm trying to find decorative uses for the seventy-something feet of burlap used as the runner in my wedding-

So far I've used it to mat photos and a program from our wedding as well as a canvas for a sharpie picture, and as a cover for the bolster on our bed. Awesome, eh?

In keeping with the framing idea, I found this on Pinterest, originally from Domestically Speaking:

Her tutorial is awesome! However, I had to tweak it to fit my stupidity. First of all I'm no pro in Photoshop Elements so I just simply used Microsoft Word and created this image of our initial and wedding date:
I then was going to try her method of adhering the burlap, but I made a boo boo. I bought wax paper instead of freezer paper. Duh!!

So it was back to the drawing board for me. Then my teacher brain kicked in and I thought "Why not try a glue stick?"

So I glued the heck outta the burlap to a piece of cardstock (it's sturdier and less likely to jam) and made sure the top being fed into the printer had a nice clean edge to keep from snagging.

And whaddya know???

This photo is from the Instagram Photo a Day July Photo Challenge
It came out so much better than I thought! So I popped 'er into a frame and she got hung on a wall in our hallway.

Forgive the quality... no natural light + iPhone= :(
On either side I plan to hang an 8X10 frame matted with a 5X7 photo of bride me on the left and groom hubby on the right. I just gotta find the right frames! Sweet, right? :)

So thar she blows! The next few weeks are going to consist of getting ready for my twinsie's couples shower and preparing to head back to school at the beginning of August. Jeez is summer almost over already?!

I hope you've enjoyed this project and I look forward to sharing lots of neato burrito shower ideas later this week!

Until next time,


  1. This is such a neat idea. I love how burlap looks when it's framed up :)

    1. Thank you so much! And it was SO easy! I love cheap, easy projects! :)