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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Burlap ideas

 Sometimes when you work with burlap, you get a small piece left over, and it seems like such a waste to just throw it away.  So here's what we did with some, just to give you ideas.
 Find a shape you would like to use to form your burlap over, and cover it with plastic wrap. We used a pottery bowl.
 Now, take some white glue and thin with water.  I think it was more glue than water, you could use Mod Podge, if you liked.
 Make sure your fabric is bigger than the area of the bowl that you want to cover.
 Using a foam brush-apply the glue mixture, making sure that you use plenty of the glue mixture.  This is what's going to give the bowl its shape. Use a rubber band to help hold the burlap to the shape you are using. You may need to gentle add tucks to your burlap, so it will look nice when dried,  Fiddle with the edge until you are happy with how it looks.
 Allow this to dry. Overnight would be great. The cut away the extra part that you don't want.
And here you go, some sweet little containers for plants, candles, ....well you get the picture.

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