Thursday, March 22, 2012

Burlap Flowers, Old School

I was recently searching on the web and stumbled on this oh so cool burlap flower.  It is OLD SCHOOL because it came from Aleene, the glue lady, and was originally published in the sixties.  There is a YouTube video here. This is how I made mine...  I cut washed burlap, about a foot long by about 4 inches wide.
(I had the washed burlap, but unwashed burlap would work as well.)
Run a bead of glue, (I did use Aleene's) along the length of the burlap close to the edges on both sides and let dry completely.  In the video they show you to work the glue into the fibers with a piece of cardboard, and this worked great.

Start taking out the parallel threads one at a time until all the threads are removed.

Run a bead of glue along the edge and fold the opposite edge to it.

Making this shape.  Let dry.
 I used buttons for the center of my flowers, and attached them to floral wire and then twisted the wire to secure the button.

 Like so...

 Then starting with a small dab of glue start rolling the burlap onto the wire right under the button.
 It starts to take shape right away.  I used regular glue, you could use hot glue for this step.

 Turning and gluing while you go.
Isn't it pretty?  I did mine with my 3 year old little bird "helping out."  I added glue to the bottom of the button, and pulled the wire down tight.
I have to find more cool old buttons for the centers.  On the video they finished the flowers off with floral tape.  I just twisted the wire round the back of the flower since I will use my flowers as decorations on pillows or bags.  Of all the burlap flowers I've seen on the web, this is the first time I've seen something completely new...but really completely old!  You should make these!!!  Everyone has burlap...think of all the colors and combinations...using the glimmer sprays, or walnut ink...fancy brooches in the center...
Hope you enjoy these, and send me a photo if you make some, I'd love to see what you make!  Have a great day my friends.

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Lynne said...

Loved these . . .

Jill said...

These are awesome!

Aunt Barb said...

STOP all the ideas.....there are not enough hours in the day. These are too cute. Can't wait to try! LOVE them!

Rebecca said...

So cool Penny!
Blessings this weekend

Sarah said...

Many thanks for sharing. I love them and am going to give them a go.

tikascm said...

Burlap flowers - ADORABLE. Even sounds like something I could try and succeed at making. Where are those stores in South Barrington? They might have the little tables that I am looking for. Hope you are taking loads of pictures of the little one's room - I can imagine how lovely it is. Will see you when you return. Love you - Pal

Sabrina said...

So cool! The package you made for Charm Bracelet Diva was so incredible! I never thought of providing a "kit" for someone as a gift, but boy - would I appreciate something like that? You bet! Beautiful, clever and thoughtful!

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