Draw on your design and then lay the top on some old cardboard or a garbage bag. I went to good old Hobby Lobby and got some acrylic paint and then went to work. It dries relatively quickly, which is really nice.
When the paint is dry you will need a glue gun and some stuffing of some sort. I used an old pillow I had. You can use plastic bags, or batting from your local craft store. I began to glue at the top, leaving the extra burlap on the outside of my letter unglued. Then I just continued to stuff and glue until I was finished. You Do Not want to wait until the end to stuff, it will be near impossible. So just do a little at a time. When you are finished add some sort of a hook or loop to the back and if you want, a little fun bow to the front to give it an extra pop!! (idea from live a little wilder.) 🙂