How to Print on Fabric with Your Printer (Burlap)

December 31, 2012 by 31 Comments

We’ve spent the last year working on lots of remodel updates and this year I hope to focus on decorating the walls in my home.  When creating wall photo collages, I really like incorporating a variety or art.   I’m excited to show you a fun, easy, and inexpensive option for art:  here’s how to print on fabric with your printer!

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To print on fabric, you need a document to print, an 8×10 piece of fabric, spray adhesive, and an ink jet printer.

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I created artwork that shows off our family mantra using an online editing program called picmonkey…any software program would work, just set up the document to be 8×10 (or whichever size you’re wanting to frame).

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When the document is ready to go, use spray adhesive on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of computer paper and press an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of burlap.  Once the fabric is adhered, trim any excess around the edges.  (Cover your work area when using spray adhesive because you will have some over spray).

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Empty the paper holder from the printer and fill with your burlap lined paper.  Press print and Viola!  If you’d like to remove your paper backing you can, but I opt to leave it attached to the burlap, and simply open my frame back, and insert my new piece of art!  I’m so excited to use this in my art collage in my front room.  Bare walls are on the way out.

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I wanted to share the printable (here) if you’d like to make your own!

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I love that making a burlap framed quote is a fast and easy project with a big impact!  I’m so excited to have texture to add to my walls.  I hope to show you my collage wall soon (it’s still in the works).  Happy crafting and decorating!!!


31 Responses to “How to Print on Fabric with Your Printer (Burlap)”
  1. Debbie says:

    This is so great! I would have thought the burlap strings might get caught in the printer…I’m going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw you linking with Transformation Thursday
    Debbie :)

  2. Laura Turner says:

    Thanks for sharing this great idea! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Leisa says:

    Great tip, thanks so much!

  4. Bethany says:

    What an awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Tanya says:

    Aimee this is awesome!!! I have so many things I want to make now :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  6. Thanks for sharing this idea, Aimee! I posted it on my blog as the Craft of the Week because I plan on making one or two of these for our kitchen. What a great idea!

  7. Amanda says:

    Great idea! I can see so many fun uses for this.

  8. LoriN says:

    Will you share the download to this document with us? I LOVE IT!

  9. karen says:

    I tried to print on burlap but it was so faint that it could hardly be read. Any ideas on how to solve this problem? Thank you

    • Aimee says:

      I’m not sure Karen. I wonder if it’d help if you set your printer to a high quality of print so more ink would be used!?! Good luck friend! XO, Aimee

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