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How to Make a Personalized Burlap Sign

How to Make a 5-Minute Personalized Burlap Sign

Today’s post is all about how to make a personalized burlap sign in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee. Really, I’m not kidding. This is the easiest DIY project I’ve ever shared. But it’s seriously one of the cutest. If you saw my post about the vintage inspired gallery wall last week, you might have noticed the burlap sign that said Vintage Nest on the wall. I’m going to show you exactly how I made that as well as a few other burlap signs I came up with–I kind of got carried away!

How to Make a Personalized Burlap Sign

Start off with an empty frame and simply cut a piece of burlap to size, then staple it on the back of the frame. You can find burlap at just about any craft store in the fabric section. Side note–I use burlap all over the house and for a ton of different projects, so I always have it on hand. It’s just so versatile!
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For my signs I used the Heidi Swapp foam letter stamps, which you can find at Michael’s. But you don’t have to buy these exact ones, I’ve seen foam letters like this at most craft stores. I think Wal-Mart even carries something similar. You might even be able to use the foam letters in the kids’ section. I bet that would work perfectly! How to Make a Personalized Burlap Sign

Simply lay out the letters to create any words you want.

How to Make a Personalized Burlap Sign

Brush a little paint on the back of the letter and firmly press it onto the burlap. And that’s it. Done!

How to Make a Personalized Burlap Sign

Here’s the one I made for our gallery wall. I wanted to create something that was unique to our home and my style, so I went with vintage nest. I love it.

How to Make a Personalized Burlap Sign

And anther one for the living room….

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And of course I had to add some inspiration on our memo board…

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And last but not least, a new sign for the bathroom…

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How to Make a Personalized Burlap Sign

So that’s it! No kidding, this is a 5 minute project. Like I said, I kind of got carried away, but I just kept thinking of signs I wanted to make. So easy and so quick, this is the perfect afternoon project. You could do your favorite Bible verse, or a cute sign for the kitchen, or something that is personal to you and your family. Whether it’s in a frame or nailed on an old piece of barnwood, I think these burlap signs are just so darn cute. I also thought this would be a great gift idea with the holidays coming up. I always love handmade gifts the most. Well I hope this gave you some inspiration! Let me know what you think of my little signs, I always love chatting with you! xoxo

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The Comments

  • Susan
    October 16, 2016

    The sun is coming up and you are already sharing your ideas and bringing joy to our homes. Have a blessed day.

    • Sarah
      > Susan
      October 16, 2016

      Thank you so much sweet Susan! So happy you stopped by this morning. 🙂

      • Susan Porter
        > Sarah
        September 18, 2017

        You’re so welcome sweet Sarah💕

  • Marilyn Soto
    October 16, 2016

    I love how cute and rustic the SOAK looks. Do you measure the distance between letters and rows to ensure its all straight or do you just eye it ? I’ve never seen these stamps (but I’m going to look for them ) I’m just concerned that my words may look “slanted” or uneven —–is there a secret I should know before I start to avoid that? Yours just look so perfect.

    • Sarah
      > Marilyn Soto
      October 16, 2016

      Thanks Marilyn! I actually just eyed it, but you could probably lay a ruler down or tape a string across the burlap nice and straight, then use that as your guide. Good luck, send me pics if you make some!

  • Cheryl
    October 16, 2016

    I LOVE this!!! I’ve used burlap too for different things, but this is something new! Thank you for sharing. And I love your instagram????

    • Sarah
      > Cheryl
      October 16, 2016

      Aw thank you so much Cheryl, I’m so happy you like it! And thanks for following along on IG! 🙂

  • Darcy
    October 16, 2016

    Such a cute idea! I’m going to give this a try. I also love your shelves and paint color in your bathroom. Very cute and cozy home!!

    • Sarah
      > Darcy
      October 16, 2016

      Thank you so much Darcy, so glad you like it!

  • Carolyn Gamboa
    October 16, 2016

    Hi, I love this idea and the ease and simplicity of it. Are you using acrylic paint for these signs? Thank you for sharing!!

    • Sarah
      > Carolyn Gamboa
      October 16, 2016

      Hi Carolyn, yep it’s just acrylic paint!

  • Doreen Sulfaro
    October 16, 2016

    Love this idea, Sarah. I am definitely going to make it as it will go perfect in my dining on the wall collage I am trying to finish. Now to come up with my word or words for it. I also love that it is a quick DIY. Thank you for brightening the day.

    • Sarah
      > Doreen Sulfaro
      October 16, 2016

      Thanks Doreen! I’d love to see it if you make a sign, send me a pic! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
    October 17, 2016

    Love it!!! I’ve been eye that little vintage nest sign you made on your gallery wall. I’ll have give this a try! Does it matter what kind of paint you use?

    • Sarah
      > Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
      October 18, 2016

      Definitely give it a try Chelsea! I don’t think the type of paint matters much, I just used cheap acrylic paint from Michael’s. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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  • Mechelle
    August 20, 2017

    Love your ideas! Do you staple the burlap to back of the frame or do you need to attach it to something else to make it actually fit inside the frame like a picture would.

  • Linda
    January 22, 2022

    First time on your space. Love your upbeat personality, as well as your projects. Happy to have found you.😊