How to print on burlap – redneck style.

How to print on Burlap

So I wanted to print something out on burlap. I’d seen a few examples of gorgeous burlap printing artistry, and I figured I could give it a go.

I found a lot of tutorials.

Like this one (love this blog!)

And this one

The one that inspired my burlap search here

And they are all good tutorials, but they also all involved me going to the store and purchasing something. So I thought I’d try to make do with what I had, and came up with this: printing on burlap red neck style.

Materials Needed: 

burlap cut just smaller than 8 1/2 x 11





1. Make your design. If you want to use mine your more than welcome, it’ll be at the end of the post.

2. Using plain old present wrapping tape, tape the burlap to your card stock

3. Print it out

4. Holding your fabric, pull tape off away from the burlap to avoid fraying

how to print on burlap

That’s it! It worked for me.

There is sunshine in my soul

I took my pretty printed burlap and embroidered a sun and some flowers. It’s already on display in my house, oh and p.s. Little Lion loves it! She keeps pointing at it and saying wee wee wee wee wee… she really likes saying wee wee lately, lol. I interpret wee wee as pretty, such a girl!

Oh, I almost forgot! Here’s the printable:

Sunshine in my Soul




  1. Thanks for a very informative post. I can’t wait to try this sometime!

  2. Love it! So glad you found my tutorial! Of course I never think of anything as easy as just taping it onto paper! Good work :)

    • Amber Mae says:

      Lol, it’s because I have a certain craft laziness, but I do love what you did with your burlap!

  3. I love it!!! So pretty!!!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  4. This is such a great idea. What type of printer did you use?
    Stopping by to say hi from Scissors and Spoons.

    • Amber Mae says:

      Hi Marie,
      I have a canon ink jet printer that I used. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. This worked wonderfully. I did forget to tape the top so the burlap moved a little, but that is all my fault.

  6. I am getting married this fall and I am having a country rustic theme. I have been searching the web on how to print on burlap and I found that this would come in handy. My question to you is whether or not the burlap was too think to run through your printer and did it leave traces of burlap in your printer afterwards! I am a huge DIY kinda girl and Id love to do the burlap printing myself!!! please let me know!!! :)
    THANKS!!! :)

  7. Amber Mae says:

    Congratulations on your wedding Hayley! I didn’t have any problems printing mine out. The burlap went right through without getting stuck and there were no fibers left in the printer. Good luck, and I hope you get your dream wedding :)

  8. I am going to try this. Did you try just ironing freezer paper to the burlap?

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  10. Love this idea. Have you tried ironing the burlap onto freezer paper.