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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Burlap Flowers!

Hi Everyone! We are so close to Valentine's Day that I thought I would share a cute little project that I think would be a great Valentine's gift. It's really cute for any time though - just change the paint colors!

I started with a piece of burlap. The color of the burlap really doesn't matter, but the lighter color worked best with my project.

Next I covered the burlap with mod podge. I really put a nice layer of it on both sides of the burlap. I left it to dry over night, but it wasn't quite done. It was much easier to put it in the oven on a low temp for about 20 min. The mod podge covered burlap should be fairly stiff after it's dry.

I picked out a die cut shape that I liked. Surprise! It's a flower shape! I used the Big Shot and cut out the shapes.

Here are my 3 sizes of flowers cut out of the burlap.

Next I used paint to cover the burlap flowers. You can use any color you want to match your project.

I cut a hole in the middle of the flower shapes using my Big Bite and then put a brad in the center of the flowers. I used the flower to decorate a gift bag I'd made with scrapbook paper. A little hot glue to hold it together and you're done. It's a small gift bag that you could use for a Valentine's gift or candy. Too cute and too easy! These burlap flowers are fun and inexpensive to make, and they can be used for so many projects. Since I have a little girl at home, I think it would be fun to add a lot of glitter and put it on top of a headband or barrette. It would also be great to decorate a gift package or a scrapbook page. Changing the paint color can change everything. It would make a great Christmas page too!

Hope you have some fun playing in your craft rooms! Happy Valentine's Day!


1 comment:

sandee said...

wow, I would never have thought to cover burlap with Mod Podge to make it stiff and the die cutting it..awesome technique!!