Recently, I bought myself some burlap. And oh, the things I’ve used it for…
This gorgeous lamp shade – the project that started them all! I bought just one yard – planning to cover this shade – and the leftovers have made ALL the other projects!
The “FALL” banner that’s so very popular right now!
Lined this cute tray
And finally…this ADORABLE pillow with a Burlap center. Originally I was going to monogram it, then this bit of typography popped into my head. Divine inspiration, I’m SURE!
Here’s the step-by-step for it – because it was SO tough! ;)
I used white quilters cotton for the base. Sewed a square, leaving a 3 inch gap on one side open.
Like I said, I had planned to put a monogram on this pillow, but as I sat down at my computer to find a font I liked, the ampersand popped into my head. I’m surprised this is my first punctuation project. As a former English major and wannabe writer, punctuation is one of my favorite things!
Anyway, I chose an ampersand. Printed it, cut it out and used it as a stencil with dark brown craft paint.
LOVE the way it turned out. I’m thinking about making a few more….an exclamation point, a question mark, even quotation marks would be darling, don’t you think?
So pretty on the bed!