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How to Make Monogrammed Burlap Gift Tags (page 1 of 2)

Learn how to make these rustic-chic gift tags that can also become Christmas tree ornaments.

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Materials and Tools:

sewing machine (optional)
acrylic craft paint in two colors (we used blue and pearl)
1/2 yard burlap (will yield 4 to 6 tags)
tan thread
needle (if not using sewing machine)
flat-head raft sponge paintbrush
variety of ribbons
paper bags
reusable letter stencils (3 inches tall)
pen or marker
painter's tape

Make Template and Cut Burlap

Cut a piece of cardboard the size of a postcard. It will serve as a template to cut the burlap. Line up the cardboard with the lines in the burlap. To make four tags, we cut eight pieces in a 1/2 yard of material.

Paint the Stencil

Lay four of the eight burlap pieces on a paper bag. (The other four will be used for the back of the tags.) Place a stencil in the middle of each piece of burlap, then tape them down to the canvas and paper bag. Hold the stencil down and dab the lighter color paint straight down onto the burlap. Remove the stencil and let the paint dry completely.

Add a Second Color

Place the stencil back on the burlap, slightly off center of the previously painted letter so just a little of the first color will show through. Dab on the second paint color. Remove the stencil and let dry completely.

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