How to Print on Burlap Video

Hi Friends ~  This video has been in the making for a while now.  Every week I get questions regarding how I print on burlap…. so I figured why not make a video showing you the process.

How to Print on Burlap Video

Ok… now I know I totally have sunglass on my head… yep, pretty much how you’ll find me – either on my head or on my face till I’m getting ready for bed.  Oh, and you’ll see lots of wardrobe changes too… I started making this last December (hence the Christmas tree in the background of some of the shots).

Here’s my original post on How to Print on Burlap.  Below the video I have additional links and info.


Here’s a recap of some of the info:

I use Reynold’s Feezer Paper.  Make sure you put the shiny side facing the burlap when you iron.

There’s no name on the cutter I use – sorry!  I received it as a gift years ago, so I’m not sure where you can find one.

Here’s the link about the flowers:  How to Make Burlap Flowers.

The printer I have is a Lexmark Z611

You can see all my Burlap Signs in my Burlap Beauties and place orders there too!

Like I mentioned in the video, if you have any other questions I didn’t cover in the video, please ask away in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by friends!

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  1. says

    The video was very helpful, but I am not very good with setting up things on my printer or computer ! I have A Lexmark (??), but where do I go to get my sayings or words I want to print ? I want to print sayings for my Daughters wedding ? Please cab u help me ?
    Thank you

  2. Leslie Amos says

    Hi! Loved your video tutorial. You mentioned that you sell these signs. How much is your standard 8.5×11? What about legal size?

    I have a little girl on the way – due in January, and I am trying to think of some cute nursery decor ideas, but don’t feel like I am up to some of the Pinterest challenges. :)

    Would love to know how much a personalized burlap sign costs.

    Thank you!

  3. says

    Do you remove the freezer paper after its done printing? can you print in different colors? You don’t say in the video. I also just loved that you did a video

    PLEASE email me the answer also & thank you

  4. Hannah says

    HI! thanks so much for your tutorial, I followed it easily and it worked great. I’m encountering a different problem and wondered if you had any suggestions.
    I am trying to print on the burlap for someone’s wedding invitations. The burlap swatch is to be about 4.75×6.75 (layered later onto a 5×7 cardstock). the printing processes goes just fine, but the wording is difficult to read – seems to get lost in the weave of the burlap. I don’t have large or open weave burlap – just your basic, run of the mill, by the yard, craft store stuff. I’ve tried a thicker font and bolded it, but but no improvement. I’m wondering if this is just because of my project and font needs in relation to the burlap weave.
    Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

  5. Ann says

    Love the tutorial! Maybe a silly question but do you leave the freezer paper on the burlap once you’ve printed on it or do you peel it off?

    Thanks so much!

  6. Anielia says

    Just wondering if you can print on the burlap in color, I only see black and white in your tutorial? Thanks

    • Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says

      Hi Dana ~ For the subway style you need to either create it in Photoshop or I think PicMonkey (free) would work or I used where you can plug in the words and it creates it for you.

  7. says

    Hi Maryann! That is a great video and tutorial! I’m excited to try this! Do you have to mirror image before printing? Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! Blessings from Bama!

    • Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says

      Nope – no mirror printing needed since it’s not a transfer, it’s printing directly on the burlap.

  8. Sharon says

    Love this! But tried it and failed. I had everything set up and looking great, then when it came time to print, it wouldn’t feed the burlap through. :( Any suggestions? I tried different settings but no luck. I wanted to do this for a wedding gift next week.

    • Sharon says

      Success! I trimmed the burlap back away from the edges to expose the paper about 1/4″ and viola! Stubborn printer.

      • Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says

        Elizabeth I really don’t know for sure, but I would doubt it. Freezer paper is much thicker than wax paper. I’d be afraid the wax paper would melt onto the burlap. You can purchase freezer paper online if you can’t find it in a local store.

          • debra f. says

            just wanted to add… freezer paper is used because the plastic coating (shiny side) melts to burlap/fabric when ironed. It also stabilizes the burlap and adheres it to the paper so it will go thru the printer easier.

  9. Caroline says

    What a great video! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been trying to think of an inexpensive, yet thoughtful, gift for my husband for our second wedding anniversary. Problem solved! :)

  10. says

    Maryann, I love using freezer paper for crafts, as in making stencils. I have never used it in the printer to make anything, but I think this idea is great. You did a great job in making the tutorial, so I think it will work great for any number of projects. Thanks for always sharing with us such great ideas and instructions!!!

  11. says

    Thanks so much for your video. I’ve always loved your printed burlap projects and now I know exactly how to make my own! I’m prepping for a booth at a local festival for October 5 and I’ll be that some framed burlap prints for fall would really sell.

  12. edna says

    Love your tutorial on burlap printing! One question- What quality of print, best, better or quick print? I know best uses more ink – takes longer and comes out darker , maybe more refined. Quick is more fast print, gray-er. The slowness of your printer made me think it was better or best print choice.
    thanks if you know-

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