Saturday, April 2, 2011

Burlap Inspiration

I find inspiration everywhere! I had taken this picture of this lampshade cover at a shop in Minneapolis a few months back just waiting for the moment to strike, and today it did! Now I don't have any lamps that this would work with, so I pulled out an old window instead!  
Here is how I made it! 

Plain old solid pane window. Cut burlap to fit the glass, iron. 
Then I got several scraps of fabric, ribbon, zippers, buttons & trims and started pinning my flowers on the burlap. 

I made the stems and leaves and pinned them down as well. 
Now sew everything on! I used a variety of stitches to give it a different look. 

Once you have everything sewn in place, a few of the flowers were too bulky to sew, just use hot glue instead. Now its time to put it all together! 
I used super 77 adhesive spray to attach the burlap to the glass pane. Now I know the burlap doesn't cover all of the glass, so I took some long scraps and used my ruffler foot to make 4 ruffles for the edges. 

That's it! 

What a fun spring project! Now I need to figure out where to hang it, I think it will go best in my bedroom.... I just need to find some wall space! 


Here On Crow Creek said...

That is so pretty! I absolutely love it!

Mariangela Maciel said...

Oi amiga querida
Fico encantada toda vez que venho aqui, muito lindo seus trabalhos!Obrigada por partilhar.
Um ótimo domingo
Fique com Deus!

Deanna said...

I love this!! What a great idea!
Deanna @

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

this is so cute!! i need to buy some burlap!!

PS: I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for $20 to my etsy shop, so if you like pretty jewelry you should come enter!!

Amanda said...

This is so cute!!

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Okay, this is AMAZING!! Love that you used an old window. And that ruffle around the edge is to die for! Just featured this project in my roundup of Wednesday's Wowzers:

Thanks for inspiring!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So super cute. Burlap makes me smile. Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Valerie said...

That is so cute! I love the texture-y feel of it!