Today I have a returning guest, Colleen from So Much to Say. Colleen remains one of my most loyal readers and I absolutely love reading her comments she leaves on almost every post! Last time Colleen was here she shared with us her recipe for Cowboy Caviar.
Welcome back Colleen!
Hi there, I am very excited to be back guest posting today for Jen. Her blog remains one of my favorites and she never ceases to amaze me with some of the ideas she comes up with. I’d love to have her skill in seeing the potential in things. It’s definitely a talent of which I am very envious!
A little about me . . . . . I’m a mom of two and wife to my husband of almost ten years. I spend my days working as a lawyer which I love. When I am not at work, you can find me with my two beautiful kids beside me. My favorite thing in the world is hearing my littles giggle and cuddling up with them on the couch each night. I also love coffee, wine, lists, organizing, party-planning, and decorating (and re-decorating!) our home. I love to read blogs although admittedly they fill my head with ideas and crafts that I keep track of on Pinterest. I blog about many things like our life experiences, our home, projects, crafts, and sometimes just our ordinary days at home.
(me in our back yard last summer)
(and just for fun if you were to catch me by day you might see this!! )
I am going to admit (although shamefully) that I have never used burlap before. Isn’t that sad? For someone who likes to try crafts it’s crazy to think I haven’t jumped on this bandwagon – especially given how cheap it is!!!! I recently bought a bunch and by that I mean about 3 yards (clearly measuring is not one of my strong points and there will be TONS of burlap projects in my near future). I thought we could make one of those cute Valentine’s Day banners seen out
there in blog land.
Here is the finished project:
I started out cutting strips of burlap roughly 5×7 for each pennant. We had the fabric Valentines hearts on hand so we took the easy route and used those as the center. You could easily use
scrapbook paper, fabric or felt.
I had leftover Martha Stewart baker’s twine that I used to hang it. I took each piece as pictured below and folded it over the ribbon and hot-glued it in place.
The hearts were adhesive so those were easy enough to put on. My little helper E did those. I found some ribbon in my stash and tied those on every other pennant for some added contrast.
What do you think? My husband asked if fireplace banners were “the new thing”. Silly guy, I may be slow to the burlap train but banners and bunting are all the rage!!!
This whole project was very inexpensive. I think I paid like $5.00 for the 3 yards of burlap and the other items I had on hand.
Here’s a sneak peek of something else I am working on for the mantle. Hoping to finish that up soon!
If you stop on over I would love to hear from you.
Thanks so much for reading and
a big thanks to Jen for having me!!
Happy soon to be Valentine’s Day!!!