Monday, October 28, 2013

Burlap Ruffled Tablecloth

Hello bloggin' friends!  I wanted to share my burlap ruffled tablecloth with you today.  Hilary and I decided that we wanted to have a ruffled tablecloth for the bride's cake table.  I started looking for one and was shocked at the price!  I could only find them on Etsy and most were priced from $200.00 - $350.00!  I decided that I could do this myself and went to work.  I purchased an entire bolt of burlap from Hobby Lobby for $48.00 (using my 40 % coupon).  Of course, I did not need the entire bolt, but I plan to use it for other projects too.  I used about 4 yards for the tablecloth.  I already had the white muslin that I used for some of the ruffles.  It did take ALOT of time but I think it turned out really nice.  Tracy was alot of help with the "math" part of this project.  I spent a total of $22.00 to make this 6 foot tablecloth.  I think that's pretty good savings!  Now.. to figure out what kind of  tablecloth to  put on the other tables.....  I sure am having fun planning this wedding.  Just hope I can get it all done in time.   Thanks for dropping by. 
My ruffled burlap tablecloth.  Total spent:  $22.00 and ALOT of hours!

Beautiful Etsy burlap tablecloth for $320.00. (I understand the price because of the time it takes!)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Burlap Bird Project

I guess I am just on a burlap "kick" lately.  I saw this burlap bird posted below (second photo) at Hobby Lobby.  I thought it was so pretty.  Luckily, my brother in law is quite skilled at cutting out wooden shapes!  So --  he so kindly cut out this bird for me.  It's 30 inches long!    I covered it with burlap and did some stenciling on it and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  Of course, this will be used for the wedding d├ęcor.  Lol.  Everything I am doing lately is for the wedding!  Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Burlap Rosette Wreath (Hobby Lobby knockoff)

Hello bloggin' friends!  While shopping at Hobby Lobby this weekend; I ran across the most beautiful rosette burlap wreath.  I  thought to myself -- this would be perfect hanging on the sweetheart table for the wedding!  Then I saw the price --  $49.00.  Too steep for me.  (Especially since it was only about 10 inches tall.)  So -- I set out to make my own. I already had tons of burlap and a styrofoam wreath from a left over project.  I gathered my Styrofoam wreath, hot glue gun, scissors, and began cutting strips of burlap 2 inches by 24 inches long.  I wrapped the wreath in burlap to cover the white part.  Next, I watched lots of youtube videos on how to make burlap rosettes.  None of them seemed to turn out right for me.  I just kept playing with my burlap until I got my roses  to look the way I wanted them.  Last, I attached them to the wreath form with pearl tipped floral pins.  I was really happy with the way it turned out!  It's bigger than the Hobby Lobby one -- and ALOT cheaper! 

Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you again soon!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Burlap Wreath with Owl

Hello Friends!  We recently had our "Pinterest Night" at our local library.  We made burlap wreaths and they were all so adorable.  We had a great teacher (thanks, Paulette) and they were fairly simple to make.  I just love mine and can't wait to get it on my front door.  Here are some pictures I wanted to  share with you. 


Thanks for visiting! If you are interested in making your own burlap wreath -- there are lots of tutorials out there.    Here is one that is easy to follow.   Have a great day and thanks again for stopping by!