Making fall word clouds can be fun! My first project this year for my autumn decor is this framed burlap print. Using laminated burlap, an old frame and a website for creating word clouds, I created this piece with ease. Burlap flowers finish off the look.
Have you used Wordle ? It’s an awesome site that’s very simple to use. And it’s totally free! There is nothing to download to use the site and no personal info is asked for. I made this word cloud simply by typing in the words I wanted to appear and then choosing the color scheme and layout from drop down menus. Once you’re happy with how it looks, you can print it. You can’t save it as a file though. But you can capture it using print screen and then copy it. I copied mine in paint and cropped it. If you use Wordle, I recommend reading the FAQ before you begin because there are some tips there.
If you would like this printable, you can download it by clicking Fall Printable .
I printed this on burlap fabric sheets. I love those. They go through my printer with ease both in the flat tray and from the rear tray. The results are great. I’ve read and watched tutorials about how to iron freezer paper onto burlap, cut it, size it up and make sure there are no loose threads before printing. While that is no doubt an inventive and cost effective way to print in large quantities on burlap, if you only want to print a few things, these laminated sheets are the way to go. I found them at Walmart for $2.97 for a package of three.
I’m all about repurposing when I can, so I rummaged through my box of picture frames. I found a blue one that was just right for this, except for the part about it being blue. So, out comes my spray paint. I had a nice light brown shade on hand that worked well for this. Krylon Colormaster is my favorite brand of spray paint. I’ve tried lots of other brands, but none of them give me better results. Plus, this drys super quickly.
I placed the burlap print on the back of the frame and used tape to secure it.I didn’t use the frame’s glass because I wanted the texture of the burlap to show. I cut a piece of brown felt to size and used that as a backing for the burlap. I followed that up by adding a sheet of card stock to serve as the back of frame.
I just taped the backing on using clear, wide packing tape.
My go to embellishment for crafting is flowers. They are so easy to make and there are lots of different ways to make them for various looks. For this one, I decided to go with strips of burlap ribbon twisted into shape.
I added the green one to the center of a flower I found in my container of fall decor items. Adding pearl head pins and a leaf shape gave them a little more style. For the small one, I added a button and then placed the pins in.
I wanted a larger flower for the opposite side of the frame. This one is made with burlap ribbon and cotton eyelet fabric. The pins through the button hold it in place.
I didn’t attach the flowers to the frame because I may have other uses for them in the future. Since I decided to place the frame on my mantel, the flowers are just propped against the frame.
This was a super inexpensive project and I’ll be happily displaying it as part of my autumn decor along with my felt pumpkin. I’m excited to begin putting my fall mantel and hearth decor together this week. I know it’s not truly fall yet, but it is September and that’s close enough for me! Being from the south, I feel the need to end this post with, “Happy Fall, y’all!”
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