Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Love/Hate Relationship With Burlap

Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with burlap, or is it just me? 

I love burlap, really I do. I love how it looks, and it's super durable. 

But I also I hate burlap because I hate cutting it. And it's super messy because it sheds EVERYWHERE!!! 

Anyway, I made yet another wreath using burlap...


October's UCreate project was to make a burlap wreath using this tutorial from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous. Linda's wreath was really simple, and I loved the flowers that she made from different colors of burlap. 

But I like to do things a little differently, because that's just how I roll. 

I'd been wanting to make another rag wreath after making my patriotic rag wreaths in June, and I thought it would be fun to make one with burlap. I didn't quite realize how messy this wreath was going to be to make, because the burlap shed EVERYWHERE while I was tying it together. But I love how it turned out, although I'm still debating making a ribbon hanger with some pretty autumn ribbon that I have been hoarding.




As sad as I'm going to be to take down my Halloween spider wreath after Halloween is over, at least I have this wreath to hang on the door. 



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22 comments:

  1. I have the same issue with that darn burlap...I also have a mischivious pup who runs off with all the strings and I find them in the couch, the bed, the kitchen...EVERYWHERE! UGH!

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  2. As much as I do love your other wreaths this one might just by my favorite :)

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  3. Wow, I LOVE this one! It is so full & perfect! Great job!

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  4. Love the wreath! Lovely as always.
    I am right there with you about the shredding. I made one rosette and gave the rest to my hubby to use as a table runner in his garage.

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  5. I can relate to the love-hate relationship. Such rich texture, but also such wirey little hairs --sheds worse than a dog in summer! Thanks for sharing so we can admire without the mess. :)

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  6. I know exactly what you mean, burlap is definately messy. I just made a wreath similiar to yours =)

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  7. Really love this wreath (saw it on ShabbyCreekCottage). We are your newest followers! Love for you to check out our blog that we started last month.
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

    Just posted my first burlap wreath. A tip for cutting (saw the woman at JoAnns do it)...cut a couple inches up, then pull one of the burlap fibers straight down and it should pull out easily leaving a visible cutting path. My fiber broke a few times when pulling, but still made it easier. Having said that, you did A LOT more cutting than I did.

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  8. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  9. This turned out absolutely beautiful! I love the volume!

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  10. burlap is a pain but so awesome when its done...i love this:)

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  11. Totally have a love hate relationship with the stuff but I would suffer through if anything turned out as incredible as this! Just stunning!!!

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  12. wow. love this

    Would Love it if you could share this on my linky party - Serenity Saturday -
    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xx

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  13. Oooooo! I just LOVE how your wreath turned out! Thanks for linking up to the very first Head to Head Showdown @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com!!! ~Jen

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  14. This is awesome.. I would LOVE for you to link it up to my "three weeks of thanks" party.. Please stop in if you have a moment.. Officially following you as well.. Lovely LOVELY blog you have here.. : )) ~Marilyn
    http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/three-weeks-of-thanksthankful-for.html

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  15. I love your take on burlap, the wreath is so full and those flowers make it pop!

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  16. Rag-a-licious! I haven't tried any burlap projects but thanks for the warning ;-)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  17. I wanted to drop by to let you know that I featured you this week on my show and share post. Come check it out and grab a feature button. Thank you so much for linking it up. http://tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com/2011/11/show-and-share-13-and-features.html

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  18. Stunning, featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time.

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  19. I have the same relationship with burlap! This is featured at Grits and Giggles. Come grab a featured button: http://gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-love-wednesday_09.html

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  20. I LOVE this wreath! And, I totally get what you're saying about the big mess! With the last couple of wreaths I made I put a vinyl table cloth underneath it so when I was done I could go outside and shake it off.

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  21. Wow! This is beautiful! Love the burlap flowers, what a great idea!

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  22. I love it! The whole this is beautiful, but you did an especially great job on the flowers!

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