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Farmhouse Grain Sack Frames – Easy and Quick DIY!

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Hello friends!
Wanted to share a super duper easy farmhouse grain sack frames DIY with y’all today straight from my hotel in NYC!  This quick little project took about 10 minutes using dish towels and an old table runner I had in my linens drawer plus a few old frames I had in the garage.  It was too cute not to share, and I hope you guys find these little DIY tips and tricks helpful as you make your home cheery for the Christmas holiday!

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

French stripe/grain sack fabric, towels or table linens of any size
Open frames of corresponding size with linens
Glue gun
C hooks
Twine
Scissors

First, you’ll want to size up your fabric and your open frames.  Be sure the fabric you choose is wide enough and long enough to reach and overlap the edges of the open frame, because you’ll be attaching the fabric to the back with hot glue.  Frames of any size will work for this layered look, as long as the fabric is long/wide enough.

 

Once you’ve centered up your fabric on the backside of the open frame, it’s time to start attaching with hot glue.  I started in one of the four corners with just a small dot of glue to hold the corner of the fabric in place while I gently pulled taught the fabric and dotted the opposite corner with glue to attach the opposite end of fabric as well.  (If you start top-right with the glue, you’ll move to bottom-left next, if that makes sense.)  This way, you’ll be able to stop and double check that you haven’t pulled too hard one direction on the fabric, thus causing the straight line of the grain sack stripe to suddenly look crooked.  Easy does it on this step!  Just double check and tug on the fabric as needed.

 

Once you’ve secured the four corners of the fabric to the frame, then move around the entirety of the frame with the hot glue to secure the remaining fabric.  When the hot glue has cooled down, uses scissors to trim up any fabric hanging over the edge so you won’t see it from the front.

 

Using kitchen twine, attach your frames to the ceiling or window frame with C-hooks.  Some of our frames already had hardware on the back, and, for those that didn’t, I just added a staple gun staple to loop the twine through and tie it off.  The hooks we just screwed by hand into the underside of our window trim.  Of course, you could be a non-weirdo (…ahem, looking at YOU, Erin…😑😏) and simply hang these on the wall layered like this.  I’ve got a whole tutorial on how to hang layered windows [HERE], and the same concept can be applied to these grain sack frames!

 

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There ya have it!  The smallest framed sign came from the Target Dollar Spot, but the other three I whipped up in about 10 minutes using supplies I had on hand.  Not a bad way to spend my kids’ nap time, and I love hanging these in front of our large wall of windows like this.  I love the huge windows, but sometimes it feels like an entire wall of my living room has zero decor on it.  GASP!! 😉  Suspending mirrors, old windows or these framed grain sack linens is kind of a fun way to decorate that “wall” without totally obstructing the view.  Plus, these French stripe grain sacks are perfect for Christmas decor or just any ol’ day of the year to add a farmhouse touch.  Substitute the grain sack linens for….anything, really!!

Hope this was a fun DIY for you buddies!
I’m off to see Hamilton tonight and watch the Rockefeller Christmas tree light up in person!!
❤️Erin

 

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  1. Sarah says:

    Hey Erin! Where is your footstool from?

  2. Love this quick DIY! Is here a way to share these to Pinterest? I can’t find any button!

  3. Kay Atkins says:

    You are my fav person to follow! Love everything you do!

  4. Patricia says:

    This is so simple but so cute! Love it and love you! You inspire me so much

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