Showing posts with label rustic Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rustic Christmas. Show all posts

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Burlap and lace table runner Tutorial

I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination but I can thread my machine and sew a straight line, which is exactly what is needed for this project. I already had the material and lace on hand so I didn't have to go out for anything, which was even better. Last year I bought 3 yards of this burlap for only 3.99 and the lace was a grocery bag full of assorted lengths and widths and colors for 2.00.. Trust me I was doing the Happy dance with that deal.  There are still alot of these supplies left over for any other projects that tickle my fancy.
This finished runner measures 13 * 64 inches.  So i cut my fabric 1/2 inch larger than my finished size, folded over 1/4 inch, iron then fold over again 1/4 inch iron. When you come to the corners all I did was clip the corner at a diagonal, to reduce the bulk and iron down and sew down with a simple straight stich.  Next pin your lace onto your fabric and sew down with a straight stich.
There are alot of variations on the web when it comes to trimming your piece. I chose to do a complete wrap but you could just add it to the ends or just to the sides. It is really up to you. :)
And in less than and hour you will have a beautiful addition to your dining room table.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Customized Santa Bags

One thing I really try and keep alive is the "Magic of Christmas". I want my kids to believe in Santa for as long as they can and now that they are in school it is going to get a little harder every year. So this year I made up these quick Special Delivery bags from the North Pole. I know they are not perfect but Santa's elves are really busy with the millions of bags they have to make every year. They came together so quick.
I just worked up the image in my word processor printed it off on the burlap fabric, You can find a tutorial for printing on fabric here and then sewed it on to the pre-made Dollar store gift bag. These are going to be perfect for my little monsters. Hope you enjoy them too.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mushroom Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Twine Balls

Inspired by some twine ornaments that I made up last week. 6 of these in 3 differant sizes for under $3 Gotta love that :)
So I thought I would carry that rustic whimsy tree theme we have going this year and make up some wee-folk inspired mushroom ornaments. These are so very simple to make.
What you need: styrofoam balls
twigs or dowels cut to 1.5 inch long
beads - any color
small scrap of ribbon
glue gun
Step 1: Cut aprox 1/3 off the bottom of the ball
Step 2: Fold ribbon in 1/2 and insert into a small hole in the top for hanging, glue the twig into the bottom.
Step 3: Starting at the top, glue a starting point with your twine. and start wrapping glueing as you go. Keep wrapping all the way under the cap. Once you get to the bottom just cut, tuck and glue.
Step 4: Add your embellishments. I simply glued some med sized beads for a little color, But you could go in with some acrylic paint and also add color that way.
I found these cute ladybug thumbtacks and thought they just added that extra special touch.
Hope you enjoy this little tutorial.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Primitive Angel Doll

She is finally done and I am so pleased with the way she has turned out. :)
Measuring aprox 11in tall she features glass beaded eyes, burlap wings and a variety of lace and trims throughout.
Hope this helps to set the season. :)
For purchase information please PM me.