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Burlap Gift Wrap for Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in DIY, Easter/Spring, Hospitality, Projects | 2 comments

I love wrapping gifts in a unique fashion, whether it’s a treat from the kitchen or a birthday gift, I enjoy making it special. There are tons a great idea’s on Pinterest that I gather inspiration from. You can find some ideas here on my board if you’d like.

But before you head over to Pinterest, today I’m sharing a picture frame I wrapped a couple of weeks ago for my parents 30th wedding anniversary gift.

Since burlap is one of my favorite textured fabric (and I had it on hand), I thought it would be great to wrap a gift with it. To add an elegant element to the gift, satin was my ribbon of choice and adorned it with a white silk flower.

Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I hope this inspires you to wrap a gift in a fun way. Enjoy.

What you need

  • Burlap (Any color will work. The amount you will need depends on the size of your gift)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Satin ribbon (ribbon of choice)
  • Embellishing flower (If you want to make one here is a tutorial here and here.  I purchased this one from Pier 1)

Time:

  • 15 minutes

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  1. Gather supplies
  2. Wrap gift in tissue paper. Since the burlap is slightly transparent and you might see the gift, therefore, I wrapped my gift in tissue paper first. This step is optional.
  3. Wrap gift in burlap. Use pea size drops of hot glue to keep fabric together.
  4. Wrap ribbon around gift in your own fashion. Fix together with a pea size drop of hot glue. Double sided tape might work well on satin ribbon as an option also.
  5. Slip the flower underneath ribbon or fix flower ribbon with small amount of hot glue.

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And there you go! A beautifully wrapped gift for Mother’s Day or any special occasion.

What fun creative ways do you like to wrap gifts? 

Sharing today at Chic and Crafty , Tips and Tutorials and the Better Mom. 

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DIY: Flower Arrangement

Posted by on May 4, 2012 in DIY, Easter/Spring | 3 comments

This week I decided to tackle making a flower arrangement.  Usually I just toss flowers in a vase and call it good, but after a full two weeks of spring cleaning I decided to bring spring inside and make a bouquet of flowers I could enjoy for the week.  Well since I’m in no way a pro at making a flower arrangement, I got online to search You Tube for making a flower arrangement.

After watching a few videos, I used this one  as my source of information.  She was made it very easy to follow, anyone could make one! :)  The video is only five minutes long, so if you have some time to watch it she has some great points!

I bought two bouquets of flowers at Trader Joes. One had an assortment of flowers that were bright, but balanced with some white.  The second bunch I bought is the bright green on the right.  They are just amazing!  They added a ton of color to the finished bouquet.

I started with my water pitcher as a vase.

I then cut the flowers so that the leaves touched the base of the vase.  I used four stems and and placed them on all four sides of the pitcher.

Using four steams of white flowers, I placed them in between the green flowers.

To add a punch of color, I added two steams of pink-purple flowers on either side of the vase. I then repeated the process on the inside layer of the arrangement until I used all the flowers.

Here is my spring time flower arrangement. It’s super simple, you should try it!

Have you ever made your own flower arrangement? Do you have any tips for making them? 

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Lets Make a Carrot!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in DIY, Easter/Spring | 2 comments

Happy Wednesday!  It’s just a few days before Easter and if you are looking for a fun and easy Easter basket filler, today I have a tutorial for you!

I saw something like this last week and had to try it!  I made this yesterday in under 10 minutes.  And with only a few necessary supplies, you’ll hardly spend money or time!

Here is what you need to make one carrot:

  • 1/2 cup Annie’s Homegrown Organic Cheddar Bunnies (These are on sale at Target this week for $2.25 a box for the 7.5 oz package.)
  • 1 Sandwich Bag
  • 4 – 1/4 inch green ribbon cut into 6 inch pieces (used some left over ribbon from Christmas.  Look and see what you have any color green would work!)
  • Scissors

Place 1/2 cup of cheddar bunnies into the corner of the sandwich bag.

Shape into a “carrot” and tie off (double knot) with one piece of ribbon.

Next cut down the sandwich bag, like this. Then, add remaining 3 pieces of ribbon.

Lastly, cut a the tip of the ribbon diagonally.

There you have it, an easy Easter basket filler!

Have you made anything for Easter this year?  Share what you have done or would like to do in the comments! 

 

 

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