This simple craft is uses burlap and stencils to create Hashtag Family art for your walls!
I know you see ampersands everywhere these days but hashtags are my thing. Before becoming a blogger, I wasn’t really hip to the whole hashtag thing. Yes, I knew what they were, I’m not THAT old! But I didn’t really use them on a regular basis. Now that I am immersed in social media all the time I say bring on the #everything and #everywhere. My hashtags don’t get nearly enough love in the crafty projects department so I took it upon myself to come up with one and so I can shout my hashtag love from the rooftops. The result is this super-cute hashtag Family sign.
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For the project Kat and I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of 2ft x 2ft foam insulation. We started by cutting the board to size. Then I measured out a piece of burlap large enough to be able to wrap the board on all sides. We used hot glue (is there anything this glue can’t but used for??) to attach the burlap to the foam board. Note to self: if the glue is too HOT, it will MELT the board! We learned that one the hard way so take our advice and apply the glue to the burlap rather than the board and let the glue cool a few seconds before pressing it onto the board.
The picture is self explanatory. Just wrap and glue corner like you would when wrapping a gift.
Now on to the stencil. We cut the word #FAMILY out of contact paper using our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. For those of you with Silhouettes the cut settings used were: Speed 8, Thickness: 3 Blade: 1. We stuck the contact paper stencil on the burlap and we were ready to paint! Kat, who has way more patience for lightly dabbing on paint than I do, used a sponge to apply black paint. Put the paint on in thin layers rather than one thick coat and you will have less issues with the paint bleeding under the contact paper.
When the last coat of paint was done and it had dried for a few minutes we pulled the stencil off. #Art!
Since foam is so light it was really easy to hang on the wall. We used the sticky part of the command hook (minus the hook) and just stuck it up there. If you’re worried about command hooks not being strong enough to hold, don’t be! They are magical. My #Family sign has be up for several weeks and hasn’t fallen.
It is the perfect addition to my gallery wall! Forget the & let’s all start rocking the #!