Burlap signs! Giveaway!

Welcome to Made it Monday!!!!
I'm super excited about this one . . . I don't know if you've noticed, but I reached 500 followers this weekend! SO blessed by everything this blogging world has taught me! I'm linking up with Tara again this week!
 **Make sure to make it to the end!! My 500 follower giveaway is down there!**

Have you seen the burlap signs all over pinterest and etsy?! 

I have pinned a bunch of them, here is my inspiration:
{click on the picture to see it on etsy}
Teacher Appreciation Pencil Burlap Door Hanger Decoration HUGE - Polka Dots Back to School
So I've worked with burlap before, I know that you can NOT cut it over dark wood floors unless you want to sweep and mop 15 times before all the fibers are gone!

I went to work:
Free-handed an apple (I wanted it to be whimsical, so I didn't worry about symmetry, but if you are persnickety about that sort of thing... cut half out then fold and cut the other half :) Cut 2 sides out- one front and one back.
 OH, and when I was making the pencil sign I came upon this awesome little trick online:
Need perfect circles?! I usually just eyeball mine, but this is SO MUCH EASIER! I can't believe I didn't find it until now!  Just find a lid and dab it in the paint...then dab it where you want it and fill in the circles! SO easy!
Waaahla!! Perfect little circles!

Then take some hot glue and glue your two pieces together. It doesn't have to be perfect - if they don't quite match up you can go back with scissors after it's glued and trim the edges. **leave a space open about 5 inches or so so that you can stuff it**

Now..another cool part - stuff it with GROCERY BAGS! No need to buy batting!! If you're like me, you've got a whole cabinet full of them!
After you get it full to your desire, hot glue the rest of the edges together and then add ribbon or wire to hang it by! :)

Here are the burlap signs I made complete:




I made the two Mrs. Alderson signs for myself and my sister-in law (teacher, too!) She gets to choose which one she wants :)

The cupcake I plan on hanging up where I display all my birthdays. Isn't is adorable?!?!


NOW, for the good part of this post: MY GIVEAWAY!
I'm going to make a custom burlap sign for 2 different winners!! You get to choose which one you want and I'll customize it with your name, or whatever you want on it!
This giveaway runs from today through next Wednesday, July 25th! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway



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82 comments

  1. These are ADORBLE! I was totally going to order an apple, but if I don't win yours I am going to give it a try:)

    Thanks for inspiring and for the chance to win!
    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  2. This precious. I've always been scared of burlap because I though I needed to know how to sew. Thanks for sharing your steps. I hope I win.
    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

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  3. These signs are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing how to make them in case I don't win, but I really hope I do.
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  4. Soooooo cute!!! I just blogged about it!

    Ginger Snaps

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  5. Super cute!! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon
    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

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  6. OMG! I am making one of these for my son's teacher {my teammie!} Yay and thanks for sharing!
    Rachel

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  7. Your signs are so adorable! Crossing my fingers I win this giveaway because i want it really bad! I love your tip on how to do circles...why didn't I think of that!

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  8. Oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable! I don't know which one I love most! Thank you for sharing how to make them; I'm thinking that I will need to make one someday soon!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  9. This is awesome! If I don't win, I'm definitely going to try and make my own!
    Liz
    Check out my new blog Teaching in Valley

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  10. Love the signs! They are so cute - I have a bunch of burlap in my closet, never thought of painting it! Thanks for the ideas and congrats on getting to 500!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  11. I love your burlap signs. Thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  12. These are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on 500 followers!!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  13. These are so super cute!!! What a great idea for a giveaway and congrats on 500!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  14. So cute! You make it look easy...but I'm hoping to win:-)
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  15. These are soooooo awesome. I just pinned it! I might make these as teacher gifts for my son's PK teacher thisyear. But if I win it will be for my room. :)

    Jamie
    techiegirlieschool[at]gmail.com

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  16. These are soooo cute! I wish we lived closer and we could be crafty together. :) Crossing my fingers for the giveaway.
    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  17. I love how your signs turned out! Congrats on the 500 followers.

    Hooty's Homeroom

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  18. I love them. They are adorable!
    ~April
    The Idea Backpack
    ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  19. These are SO adorable! I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing this great idea!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  20. Wow! These are awesome!!! I am inspired:)

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  21. I want to win!!!!! Prettttty please :) This is on my to-do list for the summer...I had no idea where to start so I am glad you posted pictures!!

    Caitlin
    Kindergarten Smiles

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  22. Adorable!!!! They are awesome and would decorate my door perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. I love these! Sooooo super cute!

    PS - Is "persnickety" a southern word??? :) I like it! Maybe a definition would be helpful for us northern girls....or maybe just for me. :)

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  24. So cute! Too funny. I linked up for Made it Monday with the SAME apple wreath AND the pencil on my to do list! :) LOVE the cupcake!
    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  25. I LOVE these! So cute! I would love to make these for my teammates. Where did you get the burlap from? Fabric store? I entered your giveaway too and became a follower. What a fun blog!
    Cathy :)
    http://cisforcookiesclasscrafts.blogspot.com

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  26. These are the cutest little things ever! I ran to my classroom to pick up my burlap today.

    Terri
    www.the-creative-apple.blogspot.com

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  27. These are sooo cute! I love them both. Do you think WHEN I win (:D) that you could make me an OWL one?? I'm doing cute owls like your table signs! Love it all. :) THanks!

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  28. Cute! I just added burlap to my list of stuff to buy at Hancock's tomorrow!

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  29. I may have to try and make one now!

    Linda

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  30. Yahooo!! I can work with burlap!! I have wanted to make one of these FOREVER but I was too scared of the burlap... It is the first thing I plan to make when I get back from vacation!!! They turned out great!

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  31. I love it! Thanks for the step by step instructions and the inspiration :o)

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  32. Nicole, your craftiness grows exponentially every time I see you. It's ridiculous!!
    These are so stinkin' adorable!

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  33. Oh my goodness!!! These are TO DIE FOR!!! I hope you make 'lots of money selling these, because I have told ALL of my teacher friends to buy them from you! I hope I win!!!!!

    YoungTeacherLove 5th Grade Blog

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  34. Seriously LOVE!!! I'm hoping I win!! But if I don't, I'm trying my hand at one! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

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  35. I found out about your awesome custom signs from another blog and I'm so happy I did! These signs are so cute and what a great way to repurpose grocery bags & burlap - ditto on Miss Kindergarten's comment - will try it out myself if I don't win. Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway!!
    :)
    Antonia @ forkin4th

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  36. Beautiful!!

    I would love to have one!

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  37. I looove these!! I hope I win, they are adorable! =)

    Ashley
    The Resource Room Teacher

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  38. Seriously adorable, great job! I'm follower 597 :)

    Catherine
    Kinder Cuties

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  39. I LOVE LOVE the pencil so cute! I'm your 600th follower! Woo HOO!
    ஐRikki
    The Hive

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  40. LOVE :) You are so creative!!!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  41. I just LOVE these!! Wanna make me a cupcake one even if I don't win? ;) hehehe
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  42. These are sooo cute! You are so creative!!

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  43. Love your cupcake! If I don't win I know I can make one from your wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  44. These signs are so awesome. Not sure how I missed these on Pinterest! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  45. Oh my, those are super cute! Now... do I have time to make one before school starts along with the rest of my teacher gifts/crafts? My baby's teacher is going to be spoiled next year!!!

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  46. Ok....too funny....as I'm reading along and see all this cuteness I'm thinking I have to comment.....Make me one!!!!!!!! SO CUTE!!! Then I see you're giving 2 away!!! EEEEE!!! Fingers triple crossed!!! How much do I love these!!!!! Thanks for linking up:))))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  47. These are so cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I need to make one for football season too!!

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  48. Adorable!!!! I'm your newest follower!

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  49. Oh how I hope I win :) Congrats on reaching the 500 mark and thanks for inspiring :)

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  50. so cute, i will definitely make these. could be a great mothers day gift to do with class or even ornaments. i just have to do the hot gluing

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  51. A.DOR.A.BLE!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity!!! :)

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  52. A.DOR.A.BLE!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity!!! :)

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  53. Love the burlap signs. They are adorable!
    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  54. I plan on making one of these this weekend, could you tell a little bit about attaching the wire?

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  55. These are super cute!!! What a great idea!!!

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  56. Darn... its over :( But maybe I can be brave enough to get crafty and make one. They are SO cute!! :)

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  57. You totally inspired me to make one for my classroom door! I think I'm going to make one for my son's PreK teacher too. Thanks for sharing your adorable idea!
    Wendy
    One Happy Teacher

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  58. I'm so glad I found your blog! Your tutorial has inspired me to try to make the pencil. Fingers crossed mine will come out as cute as yours.
    The Common Core Classroom

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  59. SO CUTE!!! I wish I'd found your blog before the give away was over! :)

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  60. How cute are these!? I am off to the fabric store today to begin a little creative crafting myself! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    www.oursmartcommunuity.blogspot.com

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  61. Is there a certain kind of burlap you have to use?

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  62. Is there a certain kind of burlap you have to use?

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  63. Did you paint just front side or both? Am curious as well about how/when you attached the wire...?? Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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