Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}


DIY Fall Burlap Art with Decoupage Letters and Decorated Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

The temperatures have started to drop here in Indiana, which is perfect timing for bringing out fall decor and for working on some DIY fall burlap art.  I’m also part of a Fall Home Decor Tour all this week, where 19 of us are all sharing autumn inspiration from our homes.  (Scroll all the way down for more tour details.)

To make your own fall burlap art you’ll need these supplies (mine are all from Hobby Lobby):

  • Large burlap canvas
  • Chip letters
  • Fall-ish scrapbook paper
  • Decorative tacks
  • Mod Podge

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

1.  Turn the paper and letter over and trace onto the back, then cut it out.

(If my paper wasn’t a similar color to the letters, I would’ve painted the edges of the letters first.)

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

2.  Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the front of the letter and carefully lay the paper on top, pressing to smooth it out.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 with all of the letters.

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

3.  Lay the letters on the canvas, making sure they’re even all around.  Place 1-2 small inconspicuous marks on either end of each letter to mark its place.

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

4.  Lift each letter and apply Mod Podge to the bottom, then press firmly back into place where you made the marks.

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

5.  When all the letters have been glued and are dry (5-10 minutes later), add some decorative tacks to the sides of the canvas.  They give it a little bit of bling.  😉

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

I added my new fall burlap art (with decoupage letters) to my mantel with other seasonal decor…

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

Pumpkins, mercury glass, mostly neutral colors…

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

The most adorable little foxes I’ve ever seen (salt and pepper shakers from Target)…

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

And more burlap and nature-inspired decor.

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I made this fall banner last year – see the tutorial HERE.

DIY Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

Welcome, Fall!

Jen

Next up:  Visit my friends who are also sharing their fall decor today, and come back every day this week for more inspiration!  The complete list of blogs is in the graphic below.

Fall Home Decor Tour - September 8-12, 2014 - 19 bloggers share inspiring fall decor!






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26 Comments on Fall Burlap Art and Mantel {Fall Home Decor Tour}

  1. Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio
    September 8, 2014 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)

    I’m in love with your Fall mantel Jen! Swooning over that pretty paisley paper on the burlap canvas and those adorable foxes!
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  2. Meegan
    September 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it, Jen! The scrapbook paper adds just the right “Fall” touch. AND, the tacks!! Perfection!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful Fall mantel I always leave your blog with my creative juices pumping.
    Make it a fabulous day!
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  3. Jeanette
    September 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Jen, I love you mantel! You made the fall sign look so easy and the tacks finish the look perfectly! ~Jeanette
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  4. Crystal
    September 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Your mantle is beautiful!! I love the scrapbook paper you used on the letters!! Awesome job!!

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  5. Lani
    September 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Jen,
    Your mantel is so pretty! I love the FALL Burlap art and the bunting is adorable 🙂
    Hugs …
    Lani
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  6. Susan
    September 9, 2014 at 8:33 am (3 years ago)

    Love the fall ideas. It looks like you’ve changed your web page too!!! Looks fantastic!!

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  7. JaneEllen
    September 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Your Fall sign is quite inspiring. Knew I didn’t have a burlap canvas but have rectangular frames and one smaller canvas. Looks like your canvas is about 18 x 20? Hubs is looking now for piece of cardboard to put burlap on then I’ll decide what to put on letters we’ll make with cardboard. Will do a smaller burlap canvas with smaller letters we make. Find some good Fall paper in my stash.
    Talk about inspiring me, had to go look in sewing room at frames and craft room for canvases. Grabbed some burlap. Love that burlap is so perfect for Fall. Now it’s just getting them both started. I’ll give one to daughter for her home, maybe make another one. This is a great, quick, easy, inexpensive project, my kind. Been kind of lagging getting interested in making Fall decos but your Fall canvas really got my juices cooking. Had to go digging right away to see what I had to work with. We live few miles from Grand Junction so not able to go run to buy things I need, makes me figure out how to work with what I have.
    Love the simple and great look to your Fall sign. I can make do with what I have to make at least 2 or 3 of them. The tacks on edges of canvas give it extra personality also. Happy weekend

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    • Jen
      September 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you JaneEllen! The canvas is 18×24. I’m so happy to hear that I inspired you, and I hope you enjoy your sign!

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  8. Dria
    September 14, 2014 at 7:08 am (3 years ago)

    Your mantel looks beautiful, I love that fall burlap sign. I kept seeing those burlap canvases at the craft stores but haven’t gotten one yet. I love how you used yours!
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    • Jen
      September 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Dria! I have used the burlap canvases a couple times- they’re a little more pricey but not bad if you have a coupon. 🙂

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  9. Maria Gonzalez
    September 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Such a cute project. I love burlap!

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