If you’re looking for custom wall art, then this DIY nautical white burlap project will make your day!
Our hallway bathroom was desperately needing an update. And I had one wall in particular that was looking especially bare. That wall used to hold these photo frames using custom fabric-wrapped photo mats, but I have since taken those down. Mostly because I have another little munchkin in the house now (and she needs equal representation). I also took them down because I have photos of the girls in so many other places in the house, including 6 of these DIY custom photo canvas pieces in the hallway.
So I needed something that wasn’t another picture of the girls, but something that would fit the color scheme in that space (mostly earthy taupe with touches of turquoise blue). I have some nautical touches in the space too, so if I could incorporate some sea-worthy pieces, then that would be even better!
I found the perfect art pieces to go in that space. Well, to be clear, I made the perfect art pieces to go in that space. Don’t I always make? Anyway, moving on…
DIY nautical white burlap wall art
- white burlap, about 2/3 yard
- craft paint (I used a turquoise blue one from Hobby Lobby)
- foam board (I used a white one from the Dollar Tree)
- nautical stencils (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- foam brush
- staples & staple gun
- adhesive mounting pads
- Cut your burlap into squares. I cut mine into 10″ squares.
- Prep your painting supplies: nautical stencil, clean foam brush, and blue turquoise paint.
- Using the stencils, paint the burlap with the foam brush. Use only a small amount of paint on the brush and apply it gently (in an up & down motion) so as not to get paint underneath the stencil. Let dry.
- Cut out foam board squares. I cut mine into 8″ squares.
- Lay the burlap painted side down. Place a foam board square (or two) centered on top of the burlap. I used two foam board squares stacked on top of each other to give the finished piece a bit more depth. Using the staple gun and staples, adhere the burlap to the back of the foam board(s). Make sure you pull the burlap taut and evenly, but don’t try to be a perfectionist – a little irregularity here adds to the charm!
- Turn the squares back over and use adhesive mounting pads on the back to hang up.
I am absolutely in love with these pieces. I actually found white burlap in the pre-cut fabric clearancesection of Hobby Lobby a while ago, and I’ve been looking for cool white burlap projects ever since. I am so happy I had that fabric on hand because I really don’t think this project would look as nautical with another fabric choice!
I especially love the fact that this whole project cost about $5:
- $1 for the foam board
- $2 for the burlap fabric
- $2 for the nautical stencils
I had everything else on hand. I love me a cheap wall art project!