A few of you may have heard about the floods a few weeks ago in Charleston. It was a perfect storm of high tides, a “king” tide, and basically 36 hours straight of rain — Luckily, we weren’t really affected. The good news was the rains that Sunday gave me a chance to blog, and start some new projects! When looking for something to do, I stumbled across a burlap canvas I bought awhile back, and decided it was time to use it.
Date on Burlap Canvas
What you’ll need:
- Burlap canvas
- Number stencils
- Ballpoint pen
- Paint brush
Not really sure if this counts as a craft, but hey, why not? Alright, grab your canvas, stencils and a pen. Figure out the numbers you want on the canvas — I went for the 2 digit version of month, day, and year, then arrange the stencils on the canvas.
When you’re happy with the placement, use your pen and outline the numbers. A sharpie’s ink could bleed, and a pencil doesn’t show up well, so I went with a normal ball point pen.
I actually didn’t have a 1 or 0 in my stencil pack (because I ruined them making NYE candles), so I used an 8 and I stencil to help me get the shapes of 1 and 0 that I needed. They’re not perfect, but they’re recognizable.
When you’re done outlining the stencils, you should have 6 numbers on the burlap, in 2 columns.
The last step is to paint the numbers — told you it was an easy craft. I just used a basic, black acrylic paint to fill in the outlines. Since the burlap had been made into a canvas, it was easier to fill in the gaps than a normal burlap, but I did 2 coats for good measure.
Done! So I made this without any thought as to where I was going to put it (which is pretty typical). A temporary home is on the shelves in our bathroom, but I think it’ll end up living somewhere in our bedroom since the burlap and sea foam green walls look great together.