Carrot Spring Wreath

A fun carrot spring wreath for your home decor at Easter or throughout the spring season.  Make this wreath in just minutes by following the directions below.  This one is super easy and will make a unique statement on your front door.  The cones for our crafting were provided by FloraCraft as part of our Crafty Hangouts series.  

 
Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.
 
 

I am joined by Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts in the video below as we craft with StyroFoam crafts from FloraCraft.  What would you make with a cone?  Watch below and see what we make.  Then head to Crafty Hangouts to see even more fun cone crafts.  
 

 
Watch the video above for the full instructions.  Here is a brief explanation if you miss any of the instructions in the video:
 
  1. Cut a StyroFoam ball in half and add to the top of the cone with hot glue.
  2. Cut a piece of felt into a funky or fun shape and stick into the top.  Secure with a little hot glue.
  3. Start wrapping at the very top with orange yarn.  The top will need to be secured in a few places with hot glue so it does not slide off.  After that you can wrap the rest rapidly without securing.
  4. At the bottom use hot glue and quite a bit of yarn to create a carrot “tip”.
  5. Wrap a frame in burlap or strips of any fabric for a wreath form.
  6. Tie the carrot on with jute twine and secure with a little hot glue as well to hold in place.
  7. Tie on a fun spring saying to your wreath as well.
  8. Hang on your door.
Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.

Enjoy this carrot spring wreath all season long.  Be sure to see all of the other cone crafts at Crafty Hangouts.  What would you make with a cone for spring?

Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.
 
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were given to me for free for my participation.  All projects and opinions are my own however.
 

 

Spring Cone Wreath

I thought I would share a great alternative to a spring wreath today.  My spring cone wreath can be made in 10 minutes or less and will look great on your front door.  The cones for this project were provided by StyroCrafts as part of a cone challenge on Crafty Hangouts.  Our bloggers are all crafting with cones this week so head on over to see what they come up with!  

Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.

Want to make your own spring cone wreath?  Watch the video below for the full instructions for the cone wreath as well as a spring tree ornament from 30 Minute Crafts.  We make both of the crafts LIVE for you in less than 10 minutes!    

 

In case you missed any of the instructions on the video, here is a brief recap.

  1. Cover a large cone with wood grain contact paper.  I picked up mine at the dollar store.  Trim any excess with a pair of scissors from the side as well as the top.
  2. Add reindeer moss to the top of your cone with hot glue.
  3. Add in these great burlap flowers from Consumer Crafts randomly in the top.  Secure with hot glue.
  4. Form an 18 inch piece of floral wire into a handle like shape and turn it in (90 degree angle) about 2 inches from both ends.  Push those ends directly into the cone at the top through the contact paper.  Push into the cone about 1 inch down from the top on both sides.
  5. Add a ribbon to the top and you are ready to hang this one on your door.

 

 

Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
 
This spring cone wreath makes a lovely alternative to a traditional wreath. Change it up by using fabric dye for the flowers or a different pattern of contact paper.  The possibilities are endless y’all.  What will you do with this spring cone wreath idea?
 
Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
 
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were provided to me free of charge.  All opinions and projects are my own however.

 

Burlap Crafts — get the entire collection!

All right I admit it…I am obsessed with burlap crafts.  Do y’all remember many months ago when I went on a mason jar crafts mission?  Well that led me to start Crafts with Jars and further fostered my love for mason jars.  So I decided to do it again!  Welll…maybe NOT the start another blog portion but definitely the collection portion.  So I have launched a mission y’all — collect all of the burlap crafts in the universe in one place.    

All of the burlap crafts in the universe...all in one place!

 

 

So head on over and follow my burlap crafts Pinterest board to see the entire collection as it unfolds.  I have a few friends helping me on my quest so you won’t be disappointed!  Do you have any burlap crafts that you think need a spot on our board?  Leave them in the comments so I can pin them!  Lets get this party started!!
 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath

Halloween is TWO weeks away y’all!  If you don’t have your front porch ready for those ghosts and goblins, my trick or treat Halloween wreath might just be for you.  Grab a few supplies and make this candy corn themed wreath to adorn your front door this holiday.  This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I wanted to post it here in case y’all missed it.  Supplies for this one were provided by Consumer Crafts.  

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.
 
 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Supplies:

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

 

 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Instructions:
Wrap the wreath form with raffia, securing any loose ends with hot glue.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Paint the canvas triangles with paint to resemble candy corn.  I free handed the paint onto my pieces.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Hot glue craft sticks together into a “sign” shape large enough for any scrapbook embellishments that you will use.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Cut the craft sticks off with a large pair of scissors into a “sign” shape.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Use a dry brush and very little black paint to give your “sign” a distressed appearance.  Allow to dry then add on scrapbook embellishments.  Place the sign and burlap flower onto your Halloween craft wreath with hot glue.  Add buttons to the center of your flower.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Add your candy corn triangles around the edges of the wreath, again with hot glue.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Add this trick or treat Halloween wreath to your front door.  It will great the trick or treaters in just two short weeks.  This is the perfect wreath for any lover of candy corn.  I want to know y’all….do you love candy corn or hate it?  Give me the details!

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

 

Rustic Burlap Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving

I am back with some more Thanksgiving fun and my rustic burlap napkin rings.  The perfect accessory for your Thanksgiving table plus they are super easy to make.  If you missed it, I shared my bottle cap turkey napkin rings for the kids’ table earlier this week.  This is a more sophisticated napkin ring for the adults.  As a bonus, these napkin rings double as place cards as well.

DIY Rustic Burlap Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving -- learn how to make your own fun napkin rings with this video tutorial.
 

You will need a wood burning tool for my version of these rustic burlap napkin rings.  Don’t be scared!  This was only my second time working with a wood burning tool and it is so super simple and easy to use.  Don’t believe me?  Just watch me LIVE as I make these napkin rings with my friend Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts.  Then you will see that burning wood is a piece of cake.

See it is perfectly easy to make these!  Can’t watch the video or missing some instructions?  Here is a brief recap for you:

  1. Grab your wood burning tool, wood shapes, brown ink pad, burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, and buttons.
  2. Burn the initials into the wood with your wood burning tool.  Be sure to follow all instructions and safety precautions with the tool.
  3. Rub edges of wood shape with brown ink to distress.
  4. Cut a length of burlap ribbon and tie it around your napkin.
  5. Tie on your wood shape with a bit of baker’s twine and a button.
  6. Enjoy your rustic Thanksgiving dinner table!

 

DIY Rustic Burlap Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving -- learn how to make your own fun napkin rings with this video tutorial.

These great rustic burlap napkin rings will be the hit of your Thanksgiving meal.  Make a set of these today in preparation for the big day.
Don’t forget these would work perfectly with my DIY burlap placemats!
 

Make Your Own: Burlap Pumpkin

This fall you can make your own burlap pumpkin with this super simple craft tutorial.  Take a dollar store pumpkin and make it something special in a few minutes and with a few supplies.  You will love the rustic touch this brings to your fall home decor.  Break out those $1 pumpkins y’all!
Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!
 
 

You need one of those Dollar Tree pumpkins and some burlap ribbon.  I like using the ribbon because it is finished on two of the edges and that is really what this project needs.  You will also need some jute twine, buttons, and hot glue.  Ignore that baker’s twine in the picture below (that was plan A and plan A did not work).
Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!
 
I put hot glue down each “section” of the pumpkin and glued the ribbon into place.  So basically the ribbon fit across one section almost perfectly.  I forced the ribbon to fit so it is slightly gathered especially at the top and bottom.  
 

Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!

See the top below.  Make the ribbon fit into each section.  Use hot glue at the top and the bottom as well to secure.

Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!

When you are done with the burlap ribbon your pumpkin will be looking a little like the below.  WOW!  What a hot mess!

Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!

Never fear!  Jute twine is here!  Use hot glue and just twine wrapped in circles to cover up around your stem area.  Looking better already!

Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!

I then grabbed some brown and white buttons to make a stem.  The stem on these little pumpkins is just not substantial enough for me and most of it was covered by the burlap.  I just stacked up the buttons on top (alternating colors) and used hot glue to secure.

Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!
 
Then wrap the jute twine up where it rests in between the buttons but does not cover them completely.  It makes for a cute little stem don’t ya think?  
 
Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!

You are left with a burlap pumpkin that is still slightly orange (but not the day glow effect of the original).  Plus you can do all of this in just a few minutes.  I call that a win win.

Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!

My burlap pumpkin ended up on my mantle with my fall jar luminary and sweater pumpkins.  Make your own burlap pumpkin today y’all….you will love it!

Make Your Own Burlap Pumpkin -- take a dollar store pumpkin and make it extra special with burlap!

Portions of the supplies for this tutorial were supplied to me by the companies linked.  However, all opinions and projects are my own.

 

DIY Burlap Placemats for Thanksgiving

My DIY burlap placemats for Thanksgiving are the perfect easy project to get your Thanksgiving table setting started off with a bang.  Are you saying….Thanksgiving already?  I want to give y’all plenty of time to get these made and on your table this holiday season.  See…I am thinking of you!  This tutorial was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed last year but I thought I would repost here just in case you missed it.  Now lets get started on these fun and colorful placemats.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

DIY Burlap Placemats for Thanksgiving Supplies needed:

  • Burlap (you will need two of these pieces to get 4 placemats)
  • Stencils
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic in white
  • Ribbon
  • Stencil Brush
My supplies all came from ConsumerCrafts as part of my design team status.  But you can purchase all of the supplies needed to make 4 placemats for under $10.  A steal right? 

 

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

DIY Burlap Placemats for Thanksgiving Instructions:

 I used a place mat I had at home and cut the burlap to the proper size.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

I then pulled away about 3 strings from each side to create a frayed edge.  If you are worried about your place mat continuing to fray, you can use fray check all around the edges of your finished product.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

Then count in from one edge about 8 strings and start pulling strings out.  You can literally just pull a middle string easily.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

Pull enough strings so that your ribbon will fit through the burlap.  In my case it was around 8 strings.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

Start threading through your ribbon.  I went 5 strings and then repeated — in and out of my place mat all the way down the burlap.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

Now it is time to add why we are all gathered together on Thanksgiving.  I spelled “THANKFUL” down the side of each of my place mats with the stencil and white paint.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

You could of course add different words to each of your place mats.  I loved the thankful sentiment so I kept all four of mine consistent.

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

After your paint has dried, iron your placemats and they are ready to add to your Thanksgiving table!

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.
You can also make my DIY burlap placecards, button stamped table runner, and Thanskgiving table centerpiece.  Your Thanksgiving table will be complete before you know it! 

DIY Burlap Thankful Place Mats -- the perfect place mats to make for your Thanksgiving feast.  Super simple to make and you can use the word "thankful" or the word of your choice.

Burlap is the perfect natural element to add to your Thanksgiving tablescape this year.  Add my DIY burlap placemats for your Thanksgiving meal and remind your guests to be thankful.
I was given supplies and compensated for portions of this post through design teams.  All opinions and projects are my own.

 

Patriotic Burlap Yo-yo Candle Wraps

Today we are playing with yo-yos for the 4th of July.  Nope not those kind of yo-yos.  Some great fabric yo-yos that are easy to make and make great embellishments for home decor and more.  This tutorial was originally posted on Crafts Unleashed but here is the full version in case you missed it.  Lets get started on some yo-yos and then I will show you how to add them to some great patriotic candle wraps.  

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

Supplies needed to make your own yo-yo burlap candle wraps:
When you remove the yo-yo maker from the package, it will have a set of instructions.  They are super simple to follow and you will be making fabric yo-yos in no time.

 

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

Put the yo-yo maker onto your fabric (pinching the fabric in between).  Make sure the back of the fabric is facing correctly. 

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

Next, cut around your fabric leaving a seam allowance.  See those lines on the yo-yo maker?  They have to line up with the “bumps” on the back piece.  This is listed as a common mistake on the instructions, so it even gives you tips on what typically goes wrong when making yo-yos.

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

Begin sewing according to the package directions.  The stitch is simple and you go all the way around the yo-yo maker.

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

This is the opposite side and you can see my stitches if you look closely in each of those holes.  As you stitch, you should always be inside of one of those holes.

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

Then, just unsnap the two pieces of the yo-yo maker and pull your string taught.  A couple of knots later, you have a yo-yo.  Simple right?  Just to give you an idea of the sizes, here’s all three sizes placed next to a ruler.

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

Now for the candle wrap itself – I used this great burlap ribbon.  The edges are finished so no need to worry about fray.

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

Wrap your ribbon around your candle sleeves and hot glue to secure in the back.  Add yo-yos to the front of the wrap, again with hot glue.  I used bandannas for a lot of my yo-yos, but I had some fabric scraps as well.  Get creative when making yo-yos, as each one does not require much fabric.

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

These cuties were added to my patriotic mantle for the summer.  I am already thinking of ways to change this idea up with different fabrics and colors.  What would you do with yo-yos?  Grab those yo-yo makers and get busy y’all.  Make these patriotic burlap yo-yo candle wraps or some other crafts.

Burlap Yoyo Candle Wraps -- perfect for 4th of July, summer, or change up the colors for any season.  Click to get a full tutorial on how to make these great home decor accessories.

 

Vintage Quilt Flower Wreath with Burlap — LIVE Video Tutorial

I am live crafting tonight with +Carolina Moore of 30 Minute Crafts.  We are creating wreaths in 10 minutes or less!  What kind of wreath can you create in 10 minutes?  My vintage quilt flower wreath with burlap ribbon can be made that easily.  

Make a wreath with flowers made from vintage quilt pieces in 10 minutes or less!  A quick and easy wreath that anyone can make.
 

Watch live below as I use a plain wreath form given to me by Styrofoam Crafts and transform it into a gorgeous wreath to hang in your home.  
 

 
Here is a close up shot of the completed flowers for y’all.  I don’t think you could properly view them on the video.  This time I just used hot glue to assemble my flowers but I have made something similar by sewing them together.  
 
Make a wreath with flowers made from vintage quilt pieces in 10 minutes or less!  A quick and easy wreath that anyone can make.
 
I hung my wreath on a small vintage ladder I found at the antique store.  I added it to the wall above my vintage ladder quilt hanger.  
Make a wreath with flowers made from vintage quilt pieces in 10 minutes or less!  A quick and easy wreath that anyone can make.
 
If you enjoyed this wreath video be sure to check out the entire wreath HOA schedule for live wreath videos all week!  Follow along and watch all of the videos on Crafty Hangouts.    
 

DIY State Love Art

It is probably no secret that I love Tennessee.  This one is for all of you that love the state you are in now or a state you previously lived in.  Pay homage to your state with my DIY state love art.  It only takes a few minutes to make one of these fabric art pieces.  Plus come back tomorrow to see how I used this to decorate for Valentine’s Day.

You will need:

  • printout of the outline of your state
  • printout of a small heart to fit inside
  • bold print fabric
  • white burlap
  • white fabric for backing
  • frame
  • paint
  • craft knife
  • Mod Podge

 

Apply Mod Podge to the back of your bold fabric and allow to dry.  This will ensure that when you cut your state out of the fabric it will not fray.

Cut the state outline and heart from the paper.  Then use your craft knife and paper template to cut the same shape from your fabric.

In the meantime, if your frame is not the color you like paint and allow to dry.  Mine took a couple of coats of white.

I used the cardboard that was already in the frame.  I applied two layers of white fabric onto the cardboard with Mod Podge.  This will ensure that your cardboard will not peek through your burlap.  I used my Mod Podge roller to smooth my pieces of fabric.

Add your burlap to the top of the cardboard.  I just used hot glue to secure the edges.  Put the burlap covered piece into your frame and center your state.  Use hot glue to hold your state into place as well.

That easily you have a state love art piece to center your Valentine’s Day decor around.  Actually this one will probably stay out all year in my home.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I used this as an excuse to add decor to this table.  Come back tomorrow to see the results.