Friday, August 5, 2011

Burlap Inspirations

As much as I would love to take credit for the following crafts I have to 
admit I came across two different blogs from two different and creative women. 
I love simple ideas that don't require a lot of time or hard to find supplies and decided 
to give these two projects a try.

The first craft is a Fourth of July wreath inspired by Angie at The Country Chic Cottage
and you can see her version of the wreath here.

This is the wreath I made. I used a foam wreath from Hobby Lobby, 
burlap cut into strips, a blue fabric with stars, a red gingham fabric, and a hot glue gun.

I am really happy with the results!! 
I think it gives off a rustic yet cottage-y look!
I created red and blue stripes out of fabric rosettes.

The rosettes were easy. I just cut the fabric into 2 to 3 inch strips, 
then tied a loose knot in one end to get started. Then I twisted the fabric occasionally while 
wrapping it around the knot. I would use the hot glue gun to secure it about every two twists or so.
If interested in a more detailed tutorial on the rosettes let me know.

I was torn as to whether or not I should add the bow...
I'm glad I did, I like it!

I am excited I had the chance to get this done before baby #2 arrived!

So what do you think? Like the wreath?

The next craft was inspired by Taylor from Living in the Woods and you can find her
version of this project here. I love her site!

I started out with an old memory board I had in the garage.
I had a change of heart concerning the colors of this board so I 
stashed it away to give to a friend or sell.
I am so glad I ended up keeping it and giving it a makeover!

Here is the board I made, I love using burlap! 
I really like natural fabrics and the farmhouse appeal they create.

I love the texture. I have been trying to add lots of different
textures around the house. 

I added a vintage-y "F" and a couple of paint samples
 that I've been holding onto.

I will soon add a couple pictures of my sons to grace the board.

Thanks to the ladies who inspired me!
The projects were easy and fun to do.

Happy Blogging Ladies!

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