Announce your arrival with a rustic burlap sign that you can hang on the door of your house, the church, or your reception venue! This simple design is easy to prep, but be sure to leave yourself plenty of time for it to dry completely before you hang it.
- Glitter Glue
- Glue Gun
- Embellishments (beads, flowers, etc)
- Stencils (optional)
Step 1: Cut a length of yarn for your border. Make it a little bit longer than what you think you want to allow for error. After you’ve laid it out how you want, attach it to the burlap with your glue gun and trim it up neatly. I didn’t go all the way around the yarn with glue except on the corners to retain the shape and curvature of the border.
Step 2: Attach your embellishments in opposing corners for symmetry. Or in every corner. Or simply one corner. Do whatever you like with your embellishments, because it’s your sign for your door!
Step 3: Cut a length of yarn to be the hanging piece for your sign. Attach it diagonally on the two upper corners. The length of the yarn can vary depending on how long you want your sign to hang. Mine is mid- to long length, but that’s my preference.
Lettering! Glitter glue! Sparkly writing! This was my favorite part. If you like using stencils, you can apply the glitter glue with them. I preferred free hand in this case because I wanted the letters to be varying shapes and sizes to make the sign more visually interesting.
One mistake I did make was putting the letters on before my embellishments. In doing so, I managed to smudge my letters a bit. So learn from my mistakes and use the glitter glue last. It takes at least 6 or 7 hours to dry, so I left it overnight.
And you’re finished! If you think your glitter glue doesn’t show up well enough on the burlap, remember this: the clear, glue portion of this will evaporate, leaving only the shiny glitter. It will make more of a statement and pop more once it’s completely dry.
If you’re still not sure, take a small piece of burlap and test the different colors on the burlap (letting them dry completely!) to get a sense of which one will show up best prior to starting the project.