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.
Use straight pins to attach the unpainted pieces of burlap to the painted pieces. Fold over one or two pieces of ribbon (we used two) to create the hook for the tag. Pin the ribbon(s) between the two pieces of burlap. Sew straight lines around the letter. Make sure the ribbon hook is stitched in so it will stay in place.