Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I Printed on Burlap!

Being the true Southern gal that I am, I love burlap. The idea of being able to print on it was something I really wanted to do. I ran across this tutorial and thought maybe I could do it.  

Here is how I did it:

1. Take a piece of printer paper and use it to cut a piece of burlap the same size. 
I laid it all out of the floor. I put the printer paper on top of the burlap and used a marker to trace how big to cut the burlap. I made the burlap just a little bigger than my printer paper.

2. Cut a piece of freezer paper to fit over the burlap.
It doesn't have to be an exact. It can be a little bigger than the burlap. 

3. Put freezer paper (wax side down) on top of burlap and iron on.
Make sure you get the edges really well. The picture below is after it had been ironed. Make sure your freezer paper is on top of the burlap when you iron.

4. Cut the freezer paper with attached burlap to fit the size of a regular sized piece of printer paper. 
I had to do some trimming to get it to be cut to size. 

5. Put the freezer paper with attached burlap into your paper tray. Hit print.
You want it to print on the burlap and not the freezer paper so put it in your paper tray in such a way that the burlap gets printed on. It took me two tries to get it to work. The first time it said paper jam. I got out the burlap and trimmed it a little more and it worked the second time. 

6. Pull off freezer paper and use burlap how you wish. 
I'm making a gift for my secret pal. Hopefully the finish product will make it to Perks of Ponder. 


  1. Your printer has been busy with all kind of fun things lately. I had no idea you could print on burlap. Our printer of many years just died this week so I'm hoping to try out some fun new things when our new one arrives.

  2. Thank you! Thank you! - I have always wanted to do this - you make it seem simple going to try it this weekend. Needs some fall pillows for outside.


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