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It was so quick and easy to make. I had found three of these cups in a box of my Grandma’s things. The matching saucers were missing, but I will continue to search thrift stores until I find a suitable replacement.
|Easter Egg Burlap Lavender Sachets|
Burlap Lavender Sachets are the perfect gift when you don’t want to give chocolate for Easter. These sweet little sachets can be hung in the wardrobe to keep your clothes smelling fresh and bug free all year round – and best of all not a calorie to be seen!
To create your lavender sachets cut two Egg shaped ovals (mines about 12cm high) of Burlap.
|Two Egg Ovals|
On one of the ovals of Burlap stitch rows of ribbon in complimentary shades and patterns.
Place Burlap Eggs right side together and insert a 15cm length of satin ribbon, folded in half, inside the top of the egg to form the hanger. Pin in place. Stitch around the circumference of the egg leaving a 5cm gap on the side.
|Stitch around the circumference leaving an opening|
Roll an A4 sheet of paper into a funnel and insert in gap in Burlap, fill egg with Lavender. Stitch opening closed.
|Fill with Lavender|
Fray the edges back to the stitching line. Your Lavender Easter Egg Sachets are now complete.
So quick, so affordable and so easy! The perfect Easter gift.
Janis from Rust blog posted a great tutorial on how to create these gorgeous jars for Valentines Day. But I think they are too cute to save for Valentines and should be given more frequently throughout the year, so use your imagination and add and image or saying you like to create a special gift year round.
To get the low down on the ‘how to’ visit Janis’ blog Rust for the full tutorial, it’s super simple and makes for a fabulous last minute gift idea. Thankyou Janis for sharing such and adorable idea with us all!
Once stuck down (about 15 minutes) I then trimmed the Burlap from the edges of the card and put the card into the guillotine and cut various random squares and rectangle. You could make them all even if you wanted to measure, but I think random adds to the charm.
In the June school holidays the boys convinced me to get some Chickens. We bought 4 Black Chickens from our local produce store all 5 weeks old. We had had chickens about 2 years ago so we already a hutch fitted out with 6 laying cabins which we thought would make a perfect home.
The chickens however had other ideas and since they were about 12 weeks old have continued to fly over the 6 ft fence everyday to explore the backyard. So we soon gave up on the fence concept and left the gate open so they could come and go as they pleased.
Anyway after several months of waiting for eggs we had come to the conclusion that they must be laying them in the garden somewhere. They boys and I have repeatedly searched every bush and garden bed in search of the eggs with no luck.
They are a friendly bunch of chickens and regularly come up into the house looking for food. So last week when my Mother in Law mentioned there was one on the back table I didn’t think anything of it.
Later that day we noticed there was an egg on the table. Hooray finally our first egg!!
What was even funnier, was that I had recently been cutting Burlap for a sewing project and got distracted. So I had left the Burlap in a pile on the table. They chicken obviously thought that was the perfect place for her first egg and laid it right on top of the Burlap!
Two days later she returned and laid another one. So we left it there thinking the others might get the hint, and sure enough two days later we were rewarded with another 2 eggs!
So if your looking for something to line you laying areas with, I highly recommend Burlap. It’s a natural fibre, and nice and soft, making it the perfect lining.
We have now replaced the Burlap pile with a small container filled with some Burlap. This way slowly over time we can move them further away from the house. But for now we are enjoying free eggs delivered daily to our back door table!
Mary Beth lined a metal tub with some Burlap to safely store her Silverware in. I just fell in love immediately. To get the low down on how to create your own follow this link to her tutorial.
Inspired by her tutorial I set out to create my own.
I thought it would be just perfect to store on the kitchen bench near the dishwasher. After each load just refill the tub with cutlery, and then at mealtimes for casual family dining just take the whole tub and put in the centre of the table so everyone can choose their own. It’s pretty enough to actually make the table look better, and it’s easier for Mum (gotta love that!).
So here’s how I went….
I couldn’t find my metal tubs, but I did have an old stone vase. I made my decorative flowers from cream jute webbing.
It was such a quick craft and I think a really practical one. We just keep it in the middle of the dining table so everyone can help themselves at each meal.
P.S. I will feature a how to on the flowers on my next post, as they are easier to show by demonstrating so I have put a little video together as a how to – just need to upload.