Did you know that you can print your own burlap leaves?  This fun project is perfect for a Thanksgiving place setting or even string them for a garland for your mantel.  You will also find tons of uses for the technique of printing on burlap.  Yes you can use this same technique for printing ANYTHING onto the surface of burlap fabric.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

You can buy burlap in rolls at Old Time Pottery.  To make the burlap leaves you will also need:

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

Trim the burlap and freezer paper to the size of a regular sheet of printer paper using the scissors.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

Place the shiny side of the freezer paper down on the burlap and iron on the other side of the freezer paper.  Be sure that all edges completely fuse with the freezer paper.  You should not be able to lift them off of the paper.  Trim any excess burlap you have around the edges and any loose strings.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

Run the entire sheet through your printer so that the leaves print on the burlap side.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

Leave the freezer paper attached.  Lay a bead of glue around the inside edge of each leaf.  Then use a paint brush to spread out and flatten as shown below.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

Lift the burlap from the freezer paper while the glue is still wet on the leaves.  Leave the burlap loosely laying on the freezer paper until it dries.  This will protect your work surface.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

Allow to completely dry.  I recommend over night.  Then trim around the inside edge of the leaves with your scissors.  The glue made the burlap where it will not fray and you are left with adorable burlap leaves with words on them for your Thanksgiving decorating.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

I used a few of these tucked into a napkin ring for a fun and festive Thanksgiving table setting.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

I love burlap and this technique means even more crafting possibilities!  Be sure to pick up a roll of burlap at your local Old Time Pottery and get started on this project to print your own burlap leaves today.

Print your own burlap leaves! Print these leaves directly onto burlap with this method. Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.

    10 Comments

  1. Linda at Mixed Kreations November 11, 2015 at 12:29 PM Reply

    Very creative! Looks really pretty with the napkin ring. Great idea for using the glue to keep the burlap from unraveling. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  2. paperworx4seniors2 November 12, 2015 at 12:54 PM Reply

    Angie, you have outdone yourself with these wonderful printed burlap leaves for Thanksgiving. Would you maybe have project up your sleeve like this for Christmas? Wish I knew how to use computer soft ware to make something myself.
    This is such a great project. Altho I bought ready to print on burlap pages I wrote down all how-to’s as might want to try this without benefit of cheater burlap sheets. Living out a ways from available craft stores means I need to be flexible and able to do things the “hard way”. Had to hand write all how-to’s as am out of ink for printer. Gives me good practice to see if I can still print (which I do instead of writing). Due to arthritis in left hand can’t hand write as used to, quite illegible.
    This is such an excellent tutorial, not surprised knowing how talented you are. Love, loving it, can hardly wait to get ink for printer so I can make these on my “cheater” sheets of burlap. Think I bought them at Michaels for anybody that wants to try them. Thanks so much for sharing this very helpful and great looking project.
    Happy weekend

  3. Lou Lou Girls November 14, 2015 at 3:18 PM Reply

    This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. SheilaG@Plum Doodles November 15, 2015 at 4:28 PM Reply

    I love these leaves, Angie. I have printed on fabric before, but never thought of anything this cute!

  5. Shelly Dolen November 17, 2015 at 12:05 PM Reply

    What a fabulous idea! I love using burlap for Thanksgiving décor!

  6. Christine at Must Love Home November 18, 2015 at 2:43 PM Reply

    Hello Friend, This is perfect!!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party, where every link is pinned and tweeted! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home

  7. laura November 19, 2015 at 1:58 PM Reply

    WOW–I wonder if my printer will play nicely and let me do this??

  8. Lisa Silfwerbrand November 20, 2015 at 8:29 PM Reply

    These are sooo cute! I love working with burlap and would not have thought to try priming on. Thanks so much for liking this up to the Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party this week. Hugs, Lisa

  9. morewithlessmom November 23, 2015 at 9:26 AM Reply

    These came out so cute. Thanks for posting. Hello from Inspire Me Wednesday.

  10. danitacarr November 28, 2015 at 11:18 PM Reply

    These are SO cute! I love them! #SmallVictories

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