Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wood Slice & Burlap Art {Easy!}

My sister-in-law recently got married in Jackson, Wyoming.  My husband and his family are from Montana and Wyoming....I love the scenery in that area of our country.  She got married at "The Wedding Tree" in Jackson Hole.  It is an area in the Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, between two beautiful trees, that look over the Grand Tetons mountains...amazing huh?!
 
As a wedding gift, I wanted to display her wedding invitation in a special way so she would always remember her beautiful day!  I originally was going to find a rustic frame to display it in but came across wood slices when I was shopping at Michael's.  I thought a wood slice would be the perfect platform to display the invitation....especially since she was getting married at "The Wedding Tree"! :)  I happened to find rectangular wood slices to use for this project.  You can use the round wood slices too.  
 
Supplies:
-paper cutter
-Mod Podge (I used matte finish)
-foam paint brush
-wood slice
-burlap piece 
-invitation or photo
 
Before I started....I cut the burlap with a paper cutter to my desired size.  (fyi...I found a small piece of burlap in the scrapbook paper section at Michael's!)
 
Step 1: 
Paint on Mod Podge to the back of the burlap piece.  The Mod Podge goes on white but dries clear.  Make sure to cover the entire piece including the corners and sides. 
 
Step 2:
Flip over the burlap and place it in the desired place on the wood slice.  Then cover the entire piece of burlap with more Mod Podge.  Once again, making sure the corners and sides are adhered to the wood slice.
 
Step 3: 
Next, paint Mod Podge on the back of the invitation or photo.  Be sure to cover the entire piece including the corners and sides. 
 
Step 4:
Next, place the invitation or photo on top of the burlap and press firmly on the sides and corners.  You can add more Mod Podge in these areas if needed.  Don't worry, the Mod Podge will dry clear! :)
 
Step 5:
Last Step, cover the entire wood slice with an even coat of Mod Podge.  I mean cover EVERY area of the surface!  You want to make sure everything sticks for good!  Make sure to remove any fuzz pieces of the burlap that get stuck over the invitation or photo.  You can see in the second photo the Mod Podge starting to dry clear.  Now, just let it completely dry...that's it!
 
I love how it turned out!  An easy way to create art with texture and meaning!  You can add hardware to the back to hang it on the wall, set it in a plate stand, or set on a shelf to display. :)
 
P.S.  I also did a similar project using a floor tile, scrapbook paper, and a photo of my girls.  I followed the same steps but used different materials.  Take a look! :)
 

2 comments:

  1. I love these! They turned out great!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! It was so easy and fun to do :).

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