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DIY Halloween Decor: Framed Burlap

A few weeks ago, as I was perusing our Halloween Inspirations board on Pinterest, I noticed a picture of framed burlap and paper bats (added by Brittany from Live Your Life).  After seeing this picture, my head started spinning.  Remember how we have yards and yards of leftover burlap from our August Blogger meetup.

Anyways, I thought it would be wise to steal this idea and frame me some burlap.

Framed Burlap

I started by cutting cork to the size of the picture frame and wrapping it in burlap (note: if I did this again I would just wrap the burlap in cardboard because it is a little stiffer than the cork I had on hand). Once the cork was wrapped with burlap, I attached the burlap to each frame.

Then, I started pinning letters and bats to my burlap base (with small needles).

Burlap Halloween Frames

You may have noticed that my fabric bats from yesterday made it into this decor project.  I added some dimension to the bats by dipping them in liquid starch and forming them so they looked like their wings were flapping (thanks for the tip Debbie!).    Once they were dry, all I had to do was pin them up.  Easy!

Framed Burlap Halloween Decor Project

The letters in the far left frame were purchased at Hobby Lobby for about $1 each.  I quickly painted a coat of black acrylic paint on them, let them dry, and pinned them up with small needles (the needles are hardly visible with the naked eye).

The reason I decided to use needles for adhering the bats and the “boo” (instead of glue) was because I didn’t want anything to be permanent.  This way, I can swap out the bats and “boo” for Halloween and Christmas decor items.  Genius, right?  A decor craft for all three holidays.

Now, I’ve got to figure out a place in my house to hang these.  Maybe the front entry way?


October 11, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Brittany - soooooo cute!

October 12, 2011 - 9:10 am

Marta Strzinek - Of course, BURLAP….!!! :) They are so cute!

October 12, 2011 - 10:32 am

Debbie - I am really loving this whole set up.

October 13, 2011 - 3:30 pm

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