10/7/11

Happy Crafting

Guess how much burlap is on this roll....



Yep, 120 yards. That's 72 pounds worth of burlap.



Why in the world did I have that much burlap? To make 60 wreaths of course!



This year I am serving as the "Creative Chair" for my MOPS group. So for our first craft of the year, I planned for us to make burlap wreaths. The supplies were easy enough, 2 yards per person and one wire hanger. I pre-cut the burlap into 2 yard bundles and the ladies did the rest!




And despite the messiness, it was a lot of fun. Everyone worked at their own pace, helped each other, and chatted. Sixty crafty moms all left with a fabulous wreath for their home.


In addition to our craft, I shared a few pointers about Fall Decor. So in case you aren't in my MOPS group, here are some tips and trends for 'Feathering Your Nest' for autumn.

Mantles: 
-Look for natural elements. Try incorporating acorns, wheat, burlap and pumpkins.
-Fall Colors: Mix brown, tan, orange and pop of something bright.
-Shop Your Home: Use candlesticks, frames, mirrors, and glass containers you already have.


















Craft a Pumpkin:
-Make it fancy! Add paint: white, gold, silver, glitter.
-Mod Podge. Use fabric or scrapbook paper.
-Bedazzle: Jewels, ribbon, yarn.




Source: bhg.com via Samantha on Pinterest



Source: None via Samantha on Pinterest











Wreaths: 
-Use burlap, rosettes, yarn, or even corn husks. Get creative, anything goes with a wreath!


















Read how to make this one at SouthlakeMoms.com


For detailed directions on how to make your own Ruffled Burlap Wreath, like the one we made at our MOPS meeting- read my October article in North Texas Kids by clicking here.





Special thanks to all my fabulous MOPS friends- I love crafting with you!!!

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