December 15, 2011

Holiday Craft: Burlap and Glass

Burlap "wrapped" glass with bow

I’m digging burlap these days, so I’ve been looking for places to use it.

For a little texture combined with sparkle, I decided to put burlap bows on tall glass hurricanes.  But try tying a bow around a glass cylinder….it doesn’t stay in place for long.

Burlap wrapped cylinder

Plus, I wanted more than a bow – I wanted them to look like Christmas packages.

So I used packing tape to stick the burlap to the glass.  It’s clear, after all!

Supplies

I just cut some narrow “ribbons” out of burlap and used the tape to stick it to the glass.

It was quick and easy enough to do while sitting on the floor with Avery (all my projects for a while will be this quick and easy! For better or for worse?)

My assistant...and my child!

Then I finished it up by Gorilla gluing a burlap bow on the front.

Burlap “wrapped” glass – super quick and easy! 

Burlap wrapped glass hurricanes with bow

Throw some filler in the cylinders or a pillar candle, and you’re off to the races with a rustic (and easy, cheap, and FABULOUS) new holiday decoration, if I do say so myself.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linked up to:

Chic on a Shoestring, The Shabby Nest, One Artsy Mama, Tatertots & Jello, The Thrifty Home, House of Hepworths, Fireflies & Jellybeans

10 comments:

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  2. Cute idea. I just had to comment on the little pink gingham doll. My sister had one just like it when she was a baby. :)

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  3. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Hydrangeas! That doll (we call her "Lolly Dolly") is actually from my childhood! My mom found it in a box and now it's Avery's. The tag actually says "copyright 1975" on it - LOL!

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  5. Burlap gives things such a lovely look...I really like your project. And just wait till little miss Avery gets big enough that she can craft WITH you! What joy! Would you share this post here? Pretty please?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-6-and-some-fabulous.html

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  6. Amy - I'm so excited for crafting with Avery! Such things to look forward to! And yes I'd love to link up at your party - thanks for the invite :)

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  7. This is a fun idea, I love burlap. :)

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  8. Such a simple but lovely project - thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is a great and easy project. Thanks for sharing.
    Ruth

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  10. Very Cool candles! You have a very nice blog! Im happy I got the chance to look!
    your newest follower!
    Mark @ room363

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