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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11 comments:

  1. Holy burlap batman! Looks like a fun time, where is your MOPS group located?

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  2. Wow! I love it! What a great (easy) project for everyone to do! Thanks for stopping by... love visiting your blog : )

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  3. I like the wreath! I have to know...did the craft store people look at you crazy when you asked for 120 yards of burlap?

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  4. That is a lot of burlap!!! I'm a MOPS mom too. :) I love MOPS--such a nice break. You sound like a fantastic Creative Activities person!

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  5. Oh that just looks like a ton of fun! What a great group to craft with! Thanks for visiting my blog, Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a great post! Now I have to get my hands on some burlap. Any ideas where to find it the cheapest? Thanks for such great ideas!!

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  7. Glad to see there are some other burlap fans out there! I ordered my large roll here- http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/burlap/natural-burlap-.htm

    Their prices beat online and local stores- even those with the "40% off" coupons :)

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  8. How cool that you had 60 people to craft with! I am a new follower and live in Texas too, not to far from you in Lewisville!

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  9. Oh sweet! Thanks for posting the link for us. That is awesome of you. So glad I found your blog!!

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  10. This is totally awesome! I just love it! I would love if you would come link this up at the Thursday Crazy Cute link party today!

    www.betweenuandme.com

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:) Samantha

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