How To Make Fall Leaves Burlap and Paper Sacks
Hi guys, I’ve got a little Cheap & Easy Fall Craft for us to create today
in celebration of the All Things BURLAP Party!
About All Thing Burlap:
Between the 19th & 22nd, we’ll share our burlap ideas with you.
On the 23rd, you can share in our Burlap Blow-Out LINK PARTY!
Here is a schedule of our event hosts, just click to visit:
I wanted to make sure and share the party part right away! Now, back to business. haha. I’m going to show you how to make Fall Leaves with Burlap and Paper Sacks! You know, if you’re into it ツ
I whipped mine up while I was chatting on the phone with one of my girlfriends and watching HGTV’s Love It Or List It . I made three each of three varieties. It went pretty quick.
I like working with burlap and I thought, Fall. Leaves. Yeah, that’ll work.
These are the supplies you’ll need to join in the fun:
- Paper Lunch Sacks (thinner so easier to cut!)
- Mod Podge
- Paint or Craft Brush
- Sharpie (yellow worked perfect)
- Leaf Outline To Print
- Card Stock Paper
Here are the leaves I used. You may right click and “save as”, then print out. You can then cut them out and use them as a template. I suggest printing on card stock weight paper.
(You can print one or all, whatever you prefer.)
After you print and cut, you should have something along these lines.
They don’t have to be perfect, after the first one, I sort of fudged it and zipped along. The leaf police never caught on. So it’s all good!
OKAY! Now that you have your leaf templates cut out, let’s get started:
STEP ONE. Cut the bottom off your paper sack.
STEP TWO: Cut the bag open at the seam.
STEP THREE: Lay bag flat and smooth out.
STEP FOUR: Apply a uniform layer of Mod Podge to the paper sack.
STEP FIVE: Smooth burlap onto the Mod Podge covered paper sack surface.
*I like to back my burlap with something when I craft with it, otherwise, it’s very floppity.
STEP SIX: Outline your leaf template of choice onto your new burlap and paper sack layered creation. I used a yellow Sharpie. Just enough to see my lines You can cut a pinch inside the line to avoid any outline marks showing. Which is what I did.
When you are all done cutting out your leaves, you should have something that looks like these:
Maple Leaf (my fav!)
This is my least favorite. It looks like a chicken foot claw thing. Me no like. I will not be decorating with it. If it’s your favorite. Sorry about that!
Have fun with them and decorate as you see fit!
I’ve got a project I’m working on but it’s not quite ready to share.
This whole floor thing is really cramping my crafting schedule.
Just Kidding!!!! I am not complaining about getting new floors.
You could totally smack me if I was! I would insist.
This event was kicked-off yesterday
(here is a little tease of what she shared)
As well as Maryann from Domestically Speaking, who made window treatments with Burlap!
Make sure to swing by Jojo and Elosie tomorrow and find out how to make this adorable burlap bag!
And don’t forget French Country Cottage too with her Burlap Beauties!