Friday, February 8, 2013

Buttons and Burlap

While cruising around on Pinterest - I found that burlap has made a HUGE comeback.  Heck, I see a lot of it on the blogs that I so love to read.....  All of that burlap brought back memories of the cute little banners we made as kids.  I bet you remember too.  The ones where you would use yarn and the running stitch to create hearts, houses, birds, your name.... then you would pull some of the strings off around the edges so that your banner would have a ragged look.  A little sleeve would be put in the top to go around a dandy dowel rod - then some more yarn to make a hanger....   I bet you are remembering now!  

I recall that I use to pretend that I was such a great little seamstress with my carefully placed running stitches.  I remember that I would daydream as pulled my stitches through that I was on the prairie somewhere putting together a quilt (yes the love and desire to quilt started that far back for me).....  

So after looking at all the lovely blogs where everyone is decorating their houses or mantels for Valentine's Day - I thought I should at least try to create something special for the holiday.  I will confess that I really never decorate for any holidays other than Thanksgiving and Christmas and sometimes Halloween.  Silly isn't it...  

So seeing all the fun and creative items that everyone is creating with burlap - I thought I would give it a go.   

I got out my old wreath from a couple of Thanksgivings ago......  




(Another confession - I just threw this wreath together to have something on the front door - not one of my favorites!)  It was with complete joy that I tore off the old flowers and ribbon....  no regrets whatsoever.....  





Oh how I love these colorful buttons.....  I cannot resist buying a bag every time I come across them.....  They add a little punch of color and texture to everything.  

So I wrapped the old wreath with some strips of burlap - easy as pie - just pinned them into place.  Cut out hearts from the felt and burlap and then assembled them all together on the wreath just using straight pins to hold them into place.  Added a burlap hanger and just like that........










Isn't it cute?   

Buttons and Burlap.....  bringing back great childhood memories and creating a colorful, joyful and loving welcome at my front door.  

I am joining Pink Saturday over at How Sweet The SoundA Favorite Thing The Creative HomeAcre HopShow Me What You Got and Saturday Show Off

28 comments:

  1. I knew I'd understand "burlap" eventually. Yes, it brings back childhood memories.
    I do'nt decorate much, but have been feeling like making Valentine's dacoration too. Want do have a look at my creation? Have a nice weekend. Regula

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    http://babajeza.wordpress.com

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    1. Regula: Glad the burlap brought back memories for you too.... Your blog is awesome. I love love love the pictures of the snow around your walk. I am now a new follower! Cannot wait to see your creation! Hope you have a great weekend too. Stacey

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  3. What a great idea. I made a crochet'd wreath at Christmas with bits and pieces pinned on to the 'scarf' covered wreath and this has given me an idea on how to use this again instead of storing it in the attic. Have a great weekend. Chel

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    1. Chel - I have seen those adorable crocheted wreaths (My stepmom has made quite a few of them and they are so awesome) I bet yours is beautiful! Funny how you have an idea to change it out for Valentine's - I was thinking the same thing! Just put different pieces on for the different seasons or holidays. Great minds!

      Hope you have a great weekend too! Stacey

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  4. Oh what fun, the memories you have. Blogging is so great to bring back things we used to do or want to learn to do. Your wreath is so cute for Valentines!

    Mary

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    1. Thank you so much Mary..... You are soooo right... blogging is great... I am loving all the really great people I am meeting through our blogs! Stacey

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  5. Cute! I used some buttons to make a burlap banner for Valentine's Day too. I am now following your blog from MHC :-)

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    1. Hi Vicki - I see you have burlap on your kitchen table! Good luck to your girls! Hope you show us your Valentine's banner! Stacey

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  6. Adorable wreath! I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit my little cottage when you have a chance.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Hi Susan..... I visited late last night and totally forgot to comment on the CUTEST egg cozy you have..... Bentley is sweet and I am your newest follower too. Thank you for your encouragement!

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  7. Such a sweet wreath! I remember making a 4H banner like that. :) Found you on A Favorite Thing. :) I would love to have you share this tomorrow on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-2.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Lisa Lynn..... thank you so much and yes, I will definitely share! Thank you so for inviting me. Love your blog! I remember visiting you last night - but I must not have commented.... it was getting a bit late!

      I will see you tomorrow!

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    2. Lol! I get confused about who is who sometimes! Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow! Here's the link:
      http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-3.html

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. It looks fabulous! Amazing what a little burlap can inspire in us.

    My friend just sent me 10 huge burlap coffee bags. They use them for soft packing around the new auto parts at her workplace...then they throw them out!

    Not sure what I am going to do with all of them yet...but....miley face here!!!

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    1. Thank you..... what a nice package for you to receive from your friend and I am pretty sure you will come up with something brilliant! Can't wait to see ;)

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  9. Very nice wreath and I adore burlap and buttons! Thank you for liking my wreath!
    New Follower too!

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  10. Pinterest is fabulous for finding great ideas using burlap... I even have a "board" exclusively for burlap things lol
    Your wreath is adorable! I may have to make one too!
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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    1. Pinterest is great! I will have to go and find your "Burlap Board!!" Thank you for your big hug and kind words! (I hope to see your burlap wreath soon!)

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  11. I remember burlap from elementary school can't recall the project but the material was new to me thanks for sharing with SMWYG hope to see you next Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks Mary! I will try to be there on Wednesday. Great opportunity! Love your blob by the way!

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  12. Super cute craft.
    Thank you so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  13. Awesome! Perfect for Valentine's xoxo

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