Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Burlap and Ribbon Valentine's Day Garland


Christmas is over, but my crafting nature doesn't rest for long. Since a lot of the Christmas clearance items I am picking up at Michael's are red, I decided to try my hand at some DIY Valentine's Day decor, and came up with this adorable burlap and ribbon Valentine's Day garland. It's super easy to do, and looks cute strung up anywhere.

Materials:



Burlap (Check your Michael's store for this burlap with gold sparkles, it's $1.74 a roll.)
Sisal rope or other twine like string to hand your garland with.
Ribbons
Scissors
Hot glue
Fabric ink or paint (I used a red fabric screen printing ink, but any fabric ink or even paint will work.)
Rubber stamps (I picked up these "live" and "laugh stamps for $.50 in the Michael's clearance section)

Instructions:



1. Cut a semi circle shape with a straight back from your burlap fabric. Make it any size you like, and then use it as a guide to cut out several more shapes. I used 12 of these semi circles spaced about 2-3 inches apart in my 6 foot garland.


2. Apply your ink or paint to your chosen rubber stamps and press them firmly onto the burlap shapes. I use a screen printing ink that is the consistency of a thick paint, so I paint it lightly onto the stamp with a foam brush, but you can apply it anyway you like. I did three shapes with the "Live" wording, three with the "Laugh" wording and three with the heart shaped stamp.


3. Use hot glue to attach each of your stamped burlap shapes to your twine or rope. Do this using a thin line of hot glue applied to the flat end of the shapes, with about 2-3 inches left between each shape on the rope.


4. Tie one ribbon a few inches in length on each side of each shape. I used white ribbon with hearts on it on either side of the burlap shapes with a heart on them, and a sheer pink ribbon on either side of the burlap shapes with the words stamped on them.


See, it's easy to make and can dress up any room of the home for Valentine's Day. Changing the stamps used or the color of the ribbons could make this perfect for everyday use as well!

Kathleen Bunn

32 comments:

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

That is super cute! I want it for my kitchen!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's a great project to work on with the kids. Very cute!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

How adorable and perfect for the upcoming holiday.

Zoe Cayetano said...

How lovely! I love this idea.

Zoe
http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

Penelope said...

That is super cute!

Robin Gagnon said...

I love this. It is rustic, yet sweet.

HilLesha said...

That is really pretty! Like Christmas and New Year, V-Day will be here before you know it. :)

Shell Feis said...

I LOVE this! Burlap makes me happy.

Donna said...

This would be great to make to hang in my son's class, or on their door. Thanks!

Linda said...

I love this idea! I have a weird love for Burlap!!

Michelle said...

That is super cute!!

Heather Przybyla said...

These are so cute! I actually have burlap sitting on my counter waiting to have soemthing done with it.

Tammy said...

I really like the live and laugh stamps you used for this project. Changing out the ribbons would lend itself well for re-use like you said, which I'm all for :)

Jen W. said...

I love burlap and this is so cute and easy!

Cori's Coupon Corner said...

Pretty! What a great idea. I've never worked with burlap but I might have to give it a whirl!

Rebekah {honeyandcheese) said...

That's so cute! I love repurposing Christmas clearance for other holidays. :)

MrsAshley said...

That is so very cute! I love it!

Princess Hairstyles said...

This looks really fun. How cute!

Kerri said...

Cute Valentine's Day decoration! I like that it is handmade instead of store bought!

Nichol said...

That came out really good. Perfect for the holiday of love:)

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Kathleen, this is SUCH a great idea, and really simple too! Gaby is having a little mini-sleepover tomorrow night and I'm going to go out and get this stuff and let the girls make these. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Nina Say said...

This is so cool! I want to do this for my daughter's room!

SensiblySara said...

It's SO CUTE! (I looked for that burlap at my Michael's - it was all gone. Boo.)

Autumn Blues Reviews said...

Love it! I have been looking for more home decor for Valentines day and just hate to spend money on their pre-made items. Since I am the crafty type, this is perfect. Burlap is so versatile.

jesicaj1 said...

Looks great, and you have way more ambition than me! :-)

Beth Larrabee said...

So cute! Looks pretty easy too!

Courtney said...

I just love this! So simple and pretty

Toni Patton said...

I LOVE your crafts! This is a fun one to do, my daughter is going to love it!

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

This is such a cute way to use burlap!

Ty Watson said...

This is so cute and perfect for V-Day!

Rachel said...

You are so crafty! I have always wished I was better at this kind of stuff.

Leilani @ Her Good Life said...

I love the look of burlap banners. This is super cute.

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