Saturday, July 12, 2014

Burlap Fabric Blog Hop:

Hi Crafty Friends!

Burlap continues to be a hot trend!  I've always loved the rustic, country look of it. So, I was excited to participate in this blog hop!

Burlap Fabric has provided us with a generous box of samples in order to create a project or projects for this blog hop.  I received lots of red burlap yardage and ribbon and debated whether to use it to create something for a holiday like Christmas or Valentine's Day or a project for a wedding or birthday.  I finally decided to go with Christmas.  I love decorating for Christmas and I'm a country girl at heart, so it fits right in with my own style.

Burlap Country Christmas Set


Burlap:  red burlap fabric, natural burlap fabric, 1 1/2" natural burlap ribbon, burlap treat bag

Print cotton Christmas print fabric in tan, red and green 

Smoothfoam™:  3" cube

DecoArt® acrylic paint:  Berry Red, Napa Red, Khaki

Bamboo skewer

4" terra cotta saucer 


Artificial greenery 

Handful of fiberfill

Embroidery floss:  dark red, off-white

Scissors, large sewing needle and heavy thread, glue gun, wire cutters, scrap paper, paintbrush

1.  Push bamboo skewer into the center of one side of the Smoothfoam™ cube.  Paint the skewer and the cube with Berry Red.  Let dry and paint over with one coat of Napa Red leaving it streaky.  Paint the saucer Khaki.

2.  Cut a 6" circle from red burlap fabric.  With needle and thread, sew a running stitch 1/4" in from the edge of circle.  Pull up the gathers and tie the threads to create a yo-yo.  Cut a 4" circle from print fabric and make a yo-yo.  Layer the two with the gathers up and sew or glue a button to the center.  If gluing the button to the yo-yo, thread and tie floss through it first. For these projects, make three layered and one fabric yo-yo.
3.  Tree:  Cut a standard sheet of copy paper in half cross-wise and fold in half lengthwise.  Draw a triangle and round the corners.  Unfold and pin to two layers of natural burlap and cut out your tree.  With dark red embroidery floss, make a running stitch around the tree 1/2" from the edge.  Leave it open at the bottom and stuff with fiberfill.  Finish running stitch and tie ends in a bow.  Slide the tree on the skewer and decorate with a fabric yo-yo and buttons. Wrap the cube with burlap ribbon and glue a layered yo-yo and greenery on the overlap.

4.  Treat bag:  Put a crumpled piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap inside the treat bag.  This will keep the front and back from being glued together.  Glue a layered yo-yo to the front of the bag.  Glue pieces of greenery under the yo-yo.  Add a tag with brown paper and twine.

5.  Candle wrap:  Wrap a piece of burlap ribbon around the candle, overlap and glue.  Glue a layered yo-yo to the overlap and add greenery.  Place on or in the saucer.  

I'm looking forward to creating more designs for this set.  A swag with red ribbons and more yo-yo's is next on my list.  Then, maybe more ornaments!  

There's a great give-away from Burlap Fabric where you can enter to win $100 worth of product!  Just click on the link below to enter.
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Happy Crafting with Burlap!  Here are the rest of the designers participating in the burlap hop.  

Angela Holt
Anita Scroggins
Beth Watson
Carmen Flores Tanis
Cherish Flieder
Cindi Bisson
Jennifer Priest
Julie McGuffee
Kristi Parker
Lisa Fulmer
Madeline Arendt
Marilyn Gossett
Michelle FraeCummings
Sue Eldred
Susan Brown


  1. Saw this on FB. Love them all, Terry. Thanks for all the detailed instructions. I want to start with the treat bag first. Great photos also.