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Burlap Memory Photo Frame

Posted: May 25th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |


I love when two mismatched things find each other and live in perfect harmony. 

Decor, that is. 

So I had an extra picture frame that was just itching to be made into something beautiful.  Although this was a sad frame because it didn’t have any backing or glass insert.

“Trash,” you say. “Treasure,” I thought.

{Okay that sounded corny but just watch.}

I spray painted the frame, and wrapped an extra piece of plain cardboard with burlap.

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Now where did I find this burlap?

–I warn you this story might make you a little sad.–

I had a small kit filled with games for preschoolers and one of the activities was a burlap sack to practice relay races and jumping skills. Of course I had my son practice a couple times, and he did so well, I took the scissors to it. Everyone wins right?

(Great now I feel badly, and I promise I’ll let him practice more with an old pillow case, okay?!)

Remember my Edward Masking Tape Hands issue with my Procrastination Picture? Well it came out again. I just think of my skill with masking tape similar to the Nesters skill with a hot glue gun. That’s all.


Didn’t even need a backing.


Then the fun part began where I simply painted in the stenciled numbers with the year my son was born, added my sacred pictures, and now it rests on a dresser in his closet.




Easy, breezy, beautiful… covered burlap frame.

I’m linking this one to Rhonda @ Southern Hospitality’s Burlap Party today. She has actually covered lamp shades with burlap and added a monogram. I’m in love! Check out her cute projects and add your own! 

♥ Katie

14 Comments on “Burlap Memory Photo Frame”

  1. 1 Roeshel said at 7:41 pm on May 27th, 2009:

    What a cute idea and burlap project! I love it!

  2. 2 Jadehollow said at 7:59 pm on May 27th, 2009:

    Great project! It looks great!

  3. 3 Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said at 3:16 am on May 28th, 2009:

    Simple and elegant - I love it! What a wonderful idea!

  4. 4 Kathi said at 3:19 am on May 28th, 2009:

    How sweet it is! Love the stenciling!

  5. 5 Debilou said at 3:30 am on May 28th, 2009:

    ,, that is soo cute,, now I wanna rip mine apart and do something like this,, looks good.

  6. 6 natalie said at 4:47 am on May 28th, 2009:

    very clever idea! I did one similar but took apart an old wicker looking shade and used the material.

    Great job!

  7. 7 Trish said at 4:57 am on May 28th, 2009:

    Love this!!! I think I can actually complete this project!!!

  8. 8 Liz said at 7:09 am on May 28th, 2009:

    I really like this! Im going to try it. It looks so classic. Good Job.

  9. 9 Kate said at 7:32 am on May 28th, 2009:

    Super fabulous! I can not wait to try this at home. I just got a few yards of burlap and have some left over. Thanks for sharing!

  10. 10 Pam said at 9:32 am on May 28th, 2009:

    This frame turned out beautifully! Great idea. Love your sense of humor, BTW.

  11. 11 Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said at 11:15 am on May 28th, 2009:

    Katie, that is absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining the party today & I hope you’ll come back often.

  12. 12 sabrina said at 2:59 pm on May 28th, 2009:

    I love this idea. I am going to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. 13 Maridith said at 6:15 pm on May 29th, 2009:

    Great burlap project!! Love the frame. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  14. 14 melissa said at 8:49 pm on September 4th, 2009:

    Love the tutorial and the year on the burlap!

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