Only 11 more days to go! I can't believe that I've actually stuck to this! I have a confession to make, though, my house is a disaster! I am crafting all the time! First for this blog, and then for a craft show in a couple of weeks! I didn't know about the craft show when I decided to do this, but when I was asked, I decided why not? Well, fortunately - Mr. Right is very tolerant and even plays along a little! (Meaning, when I want to make something, he helps me out!)
So - today's idea for a Christmas gift is a wreath. You could make any kind of wreath that you like - maybe you'd like to try the book page one like this one. There are tons of different ideas on the Internet that you could try - I am going to show you today is made from this burlap sack and a metal clothes hanger.
I got the sack from a rummage sale for $2! I got several of them at the same sale.
I cut about a 4 inch strip from the sack. When I cut down the side of the sack, it opened up to be pretty long. I ended up using 3 sections of the sack.
I opened the hanger up and just strung the burlap through the hanger back and forth. Then fluff up the burlap and turn it, and it starts to look ruffled! It was seriously, less than a 30 minute project in all.
I used the twine sewn seam that I cut off to open up the sack for a bow and a hanger on the top. I think that I am going to go back into it and put a spot of hot glue here and there to hold the burlap in place. Also, put the opening of the hanger on the side, because the burlap slides downwards. I think the hot glue would prevent that.
Hope you enjoy this idea - please let me know what you think of the wreath! Check out the blogs I love to link up to in the right column.