Friday, November 9, 2012

burlap and gratitude

This is a repost from last year....but I thought it was worth sharing again! 

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I mentioned in last week's post that I wanted to put together a few burlap wreaths for the Dining Room since Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I finished both of them and here's how they came out:


 
Emily over at Jones Design first posted this tutorial and I have used her method now a few times to make big ruffly wreaths and they always come out great. You can use any fabric and all you need is a wreath form, fabric, a few pins and a glue gun.


See the full tutorial {here}

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On to the gratitude pin board.

We already had this pin board in the workshop and we weren't using it for anything, so I figured we could just dress it up a bit and use it for our gratitude tags.


I took a big spool of ribbon and with Mark's help {because the board is giant and awkward} we just wrapped it around the board, front and back to create stripes of ribbon and I used painter's tape every so often on the back to keep the ribbon in place.


We attach our nightly gratitude cards with mini clothespins and voila! When Thanksgiving is over, I'll take the gratitude tags down and use it to display Christmas cards.


I hope I inspired you to get your craft on!
 
PS You can find the free printable for the gratitude tags {here}

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