DIY Monogram Wedding Gift Idea

My cute friend, Micah, is getting married this summer and of course, I wanted to make something for her! Personalized wedding gifts make me happy! So for one of my Canon Crafts, {I love working with Canon!} I whipped together a Burlap DIY Monogram Wedding Gift. I designed a fun monogram with her and her groom’s names in photoshop and then printed it out on burlap then popped it into a frame!

DIY Burlap Monogram Wedding Gift Idea

DIY Wedding Monogram Gift Idea :: Simply print on Burlap using ink jet printer.

Ridiculously cute, right?!

Monogram Burlap Wedding Gift idea :: How to print on Burlap tutorial which is so easy!

And you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to print on burlap! Honestly, I was a little afraid, but it worked so well. My little gold Canon PIXMA MG7720 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer and it worked like a charm. You simply have to add a stabilizer to the back of your burlap and it goes right through your printer, no problem.*

*Just a heads up, printing on burlap is not recommended in the owner’s manual, so keep an eye out in case it jams! Luckily, I had no problems and it turned out just fine.

Here’s how I did it.

How to Print on Burlap Tutorial :: Its easier than you think!

How to Print on Burlap Tutorial



  1. Cut a piece of Burlap and Freezer Paper to 8.5 x 11 inches. {Want to learn how to cut burlap straight + other burlap tips? Check out this post!}


2. Place your burlap onto ironing board and then place the freezer paper on top with SHINY {smooth} side DOWN. Then with your iron on cotton setting, iron all over for 3-5 seconds in each spot.

DIY Print on Burlap tutorial :: EASY way to print anything you want on burlap!

3. Then load your Freezer Paper/Burlap combo into your printer making sure that the burlap side will be printed on. For my Canon PIXMA MG7720 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer, I have to place my burlap face down.

Print on Burlap How to tutorial

4. Print off your design. {YAY! It worked!}

DIY Burlap Monogram tutorial

5. Then peel your burlap off the freezer paper and trim it to be 8 x 10 and pop into a frame! EASY!

I designed my monogram in Photoshop:

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.57.03 PM

I am HORRIBLE at photoshop, but if I can, I know you can too!

Fonts I used: Baskerville and Aaron Script.

I plan to keep this design as a template and whip these out for future handmade customized wedding gifts. Or even Christmas Gifts?? What do you think? 

How to Monogram burlap tutorial

Easy Wedding gift idea! Print custom monogram on burlap and pop in a frame. Love this idea!

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Canon. All opinions are my own. I received compensation for this post and free product to try.
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Love this! Wish I had a printer:( I guess I need to get one now lol

  2. 2

    This is so cute ! Would be nice just as a DIY house decoration :)

  3. 3

    I love this! What a great wedding or shower gift – even great for anniversaries! This is something that is personal and personable! You’ve done a great job.

  4. 4

    I am delighted to see a great idea with monograms, for its beauty and the meaning behind the design. The union of the letters is much more than a graphic design, it’s also the celebration of a new family. Great tip! Super cute! =)

  5. 5

    Do you think a Silhouette machine cutting a stencil would work just as well?

      1. Kristen

        What about using the silhouette pens to draw on the burlap? or is it too thick?

        1. I don’t think the pens would write on burlap. Would probably need to use markers.

  6. 6
    Angie Overton

    Do you think this would work with a LaserJet printer? Love this btw. Thanks for sharing!

    1. 6.1

      I don’t know, I have never owned a laserjet printer. Sorry!

  7. 7
    Nikki Ripplinger

    Will you make one for me, please? I will pay you.

  8. 8
    Candace Poucher

    Hi Linda, this is so cute. I have photoshop but don’t know how do do anything on it really. Would you be willing to share your template? I am not a blogger just a Realtor :) I have a wedding next week and want to make something special for my friends.

    Thank you!

    1. 8.1

      Hi Candance! I did not save the template because it was just text. You can download the fonts I used {listed in the post} and then use Word or a similar program that you are familiar with to create it. Or you can try PicMonkey. Its a free online editing program that is very user friendly.

  9. 9

    Do you have to buy the photoshop software?

    1. 9.1

      Nope! You can use any program you’re comfortable with. Word or Paint would work just fine.

  10. 10

    I love this idea!! I’ve made a couple of them for wedding gifts lately. I found laminated burlap sheets at Walmart and they work great!!! Go right thru my Dell printer with no problem.

  11. 11

    Hi! I absolutely love this idea and I’m hoping to use it for future projects! I do have one question. I have been trying to use photoshop to split the initial, however, I have been unsuccessful. How did you split the initial and insert the couples’ names?

    1. 11.1

      Use layers in photoshop to split and overlap.