When I saw this DIY burlap family sign in Savannah, Ga., I thought it was adorable and I knew that I wanted to recreate it!
I first saw this when we were in Savannah on vacation last month. We love to travel to Hilton Head and while we are there, we usually drive to to Savannah for the day (mostly because I like to eat the pralines and have lunch at The Lady & Sons)…
My husband and the boys will sit around while my mom and I shop at all of the great shops in Savannah:
We love to hang out near River Street. Here we are getting a quick family picture (which takes about ten tries & we still end up with one child not looking and one child acting like smiling is way too hard for him at the moment… haha!)
This water fountain is where they cleaned their hands AFTER they ate those big lollipops…
And… a trip to Savannah wouldn’t be complete without pretending to be a statue… haha!
Ok- so back to the craft at hand.
Large piece of burlap or whatever material you want to use. You could even use a piece of wood- I think that would be beautiful.
Wooden frame to attach the burlap (wrap it like you would if you were wrapping a gift).
buttons (circle – about 5-8)
Wooden heart (you can get this for $1 at Michaels)
Felt Leaves (you can buy these or cut your own) – its best to vary the colors
Felt flowers (same thing here- buy or make)
Stensil for letters
Let me say that my husband is very artistic. If I tried to make this, it would look like a stick figure tree- seriously. I am NOT talented in that area (I think that my kids draw better than me… that’s not an exaggeration). My husband makes me beautiful signs to hang around the house, paintings for the kid’s rooms, he builds me things… So, I wouldn’t attempt to make this, but he can…
Wrap the burlap around your frame – I would only do this first because it would pull it tight enough to make it easier to draw/paint.
Paint the tree first.
Add the leaves with fabric glue
Add the buttons
Stencil on the words
Add the heart button
Stencil (or freehand) the & sign.
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