Our friends at BurlapFabric.com have sponsored a blog hop for the Designer Crafts Connection - are you ready for some creative burlap crafts?
I made a domed fabric wreath with orange and natural burlap accents - the foundation is a 10" Smoothfoam disc covered with orange polka dot batik fabric, with a yellow-painted 8" Smoothfoam hollow-half ball glued on top.
I wrapped the fabric around the disk and pinned it tautly to the back, making little pleats to hug the curves, then I pinned a circle of yellow cardstock on the backside to cover the raw edges and folds of the fabric. For the "rag rug" style flowers, I tied small strips of fabric into loose overhand knots and pinned them all over the crown of the wreath.
Using batik fabric is best for these flowers because the front and back side of the fabric looks the same. I folded strips of bright orange burlap in half, crossed the edges to make a leaf, and pinned each to the bottom of the wreath.
I pinned some cute green grosgrain ribbon around the edge and folded a length of burlap ribbon back and forth into a looped bow and pinned it into place at the bottom.
Now go click the hop links in the DCC logo on my sidebar to check out more burlap projects from our designers and don't forget to enter the prize drawing for an amazing selection of burlap yardage, ribbon and bags - valued at $100!