I just love the song, I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck, don’t you? My mom used to sing it to my siblings and I when we were growing up. I have also sung it to my children. I know many of you have had the same tradition in your homes growing up and now.
I made a pillow a while ago with the saying and have it in my office. I thought it would be fun to have it displayed in an area in my home that more people would see, so I made a painted burlap sign that was similar to the I LOVE You a Bushel and a Peck Pillow.
This sign is so easy to make! You can make one too and you don’t need a fancy machine to make it. But if you do have a fancy machine, like the Cricut Explore, you can make it too by clicking on the buy it now button below and then changing your material you are making to freezer paper to cut your stencil.
Wood (size you need)
Burlap or Canvas Material
Stencil Brush or Paint brush
If you need to make it the old fashioned way, simply print this I LOVE You a Bushel and a Peck Printable Template, and then cut out the template on some freezer paper. Make sure that the shiny side of the paper is facing down.
Iron the freezer paper onto some burlap or canvas material with the shiny side down. Stencil with some fabric paint the lettering in the colors you want. Cut a board to fit the painted burlap and either paint the board or stain it. Glue the burlap to the board. Take some black brads or carpet tacks and hammer them into the wood around the edges of the burlap. I just placed mine in the four corners but you could put them all around the burlap if you wish.
Display it in your home. I think a fun place to display this sign would be in a child’s room, or a nursery! It would also make a great gift for a new mother or a mother-to-be…or for a grandmother who used to sing this to you as a child!
I haven’t decided if this is where this sign will be permanently be displayed. I am thinking of moving into my youngest daughter’s room, but for now…it will sit here till I can find it’s permanent spot!
Do you have a favorite saying or song that you sing to your own children? I would love to hear about it!
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