Thursday, March 15, 2012

Burlap Projects {EASY}


I have LOVED the look of Burlap since I was little, I can't stand the texture to touch it, But I LOVE the look! It matches my home decor really well too, so I REALLY LOVE that!

I have been seeing SUPER CUTE Burlap wreaths and projects all over the place.
So while I was out shopping the other day, I bought 4yrds {I had NO idea it was SO cheap!}
I had no idea WHAT I wanted to make, but I knew I would use it eventually!
It sat in the sack for 3wks or so in the corner of my kitchen floor 
nagging at me constantly to make something, ANYTHING with it.

So here are a few things I whipped up in about an hour! ~And I still have about 1/4 of a yard left over!!!~
This lil birds nest is SO sweet, it is the same idea as a wrap-as-you-go fabric flower, just keep your 'petals' SUPER loose! Then I randomly cut into it, and frayed it to look like twigs. 
{Took about 10 min, because my glue gun was SUPER hot and the glue wouldn't set}

My version of a Burlap Wreath
{I wanted it to be a QUICK-EASY project, cuz I am SHORT on time 'round here as it is}

 1. Cut 7 to 8 inch wide strips {3 of them} About 4 to 5 ft long
2. Safety Pin the 3 strips together at the top and attach them to something {in my case it was my couch} 
~Braid the strips into a loose slouchy braid and safety pin the end when you are done
3. You need some sort of medium sized wreath form.
~Then start attaching the braided burlap to your wreath form with pins {if it's foam} and with wire or hot glue for any other form.
Then I added a bow and some burlap flowers {making these flowers gave me the nest idea}
{Took me about 40 minutes to make, would have been less but I burned myself, geez}

We all have these cheep-o cork-boards lying around somewhere... well as you can see, I already gave it ONE makeover {about 4 yrs ago} and I am just NOT diggin it {don't think I EVER did LOL}















   LOVE Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs {who doesn't} and I have seen super cute burlap cork-boards on their websites, but they want like a million dollars for them, so I thought I would just try and make my own! 
I bought these Tacks at WalMart for a dollar something a bag, I bought 4 bags and only used 2 and a half!
The burlap is a bit see-thru so I folded it in half, draped it over the cork-board so that it overlapped about 3 inches on all sides.
Then I cut off the excess and started pushing in the tacks!
It is VERY important that you do this BEFORE you staple the fabric to the back of the board.
 It's nothing super fancy, but it looks a WHOLE lot better than it did, and it cost me under $5.00!!!!
{Took about 15 minutes}

Linking Up!

12 comments:

The Rooster and The Hen said...

Wow - what can't you do with burlap, really? This turned out so wonderful and I love the brads you used! Thanks for linking up your tub, it really was so well done!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from tt&j. I love all your burlap projects! I think the cork board is my favorite though.. so pretty! I need to try burlap.. Im so behind the curve! :)

Im going to poke around your site a little more. I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party!

Heather Alverson said...

Love the cork board and pinned it!!! Great idea! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello link-up party.


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mwimp said...

i really like the corkboard! i'm gonna try that instead of getting more fabric to match the office stuff. i was worried about the holes in the fabric anyways, now i wont have to! thanks!

Justine said...

Stopping by from Transformation Thursday! http://queenofsavings.com

Angie said...

I love the new look of your corkboard! Now I need to find some cheap-o corkboards!

Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday.

Blessings,
Angie

Maury Kilgo said...

Great ideas! I love the burlap cork board. I'm a new follower and would love for you to follow me back!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I'm going to start calling your the "burlap lady". Love the burlap cork board and the wreath. Both are so incredibly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

Shannon said...

Stopping by from Knick of Time~love burlap, also. What cute projects you created!

sassyaggie said...

I heart burlap!! I have been using it in tablescapes for years, but love all the new thibngs I've seen. The bulletin board is fab! Think I just my do that myownself! Would love for you to share it at my Sassy Sunday Blog Hop @ www.sassypantsstudio.blogspot.com
It's going on until Thursday @ midnight!
Cheers - Jen

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I am loving the wreath!! so cute! xoxo- Rachel

http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/diy-trailing-dogwood-wreath-pottery-barn-knock-off.html

Tonia L said...

Very cute! I love the braided wreath!
~Tonia @ The Gunny Sack