Category Archives: Wedding

Burlap and Lace Table Mats make Perfect Wedding or High Tea Decor

Burlap and Weddings just seem synonymous these days! Burlap just lends itself so well to wedding decor as it is a perfect pairing for white.Kelly over at Boho Weddings recently featured a tutorial by Becki (a self confessed Boho Bride) for these gorgeous table centrepiece mats.

The table mats are made from Burlap and Lace and are so simple to make. To see the tutorial head over to Boho Weddings where Becki shows you the easy step by step instructions.

They are so simple and yet so beautiful. I think they would be lovely on wedding tables but also for a special high tea or baby shower as well. If you need an elegant touch for your table decor these table mats are perfect.

Burlap Wrapped Mason Jars great gift for Valentines, Mothers Day, Easter

These Burlap wrapped and stencilled mason jars were originally created for Valentines Day, but would be easy to adapt and use for Mothers Day, Easter or any other event.

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!

DIY tutorial for Jute Webbing Flowers

Here is the DIY tutorial I promised on how to make a Jute webbing Rose. 




Sewing the roses out of webbing means it’s quick and simple as there is no fraying to worry about. I used about 50cm of webbing to make this one flower, so it is also economical.

It’s easier to show you than explain it, so I have attached the video link below.

 

These Webbing Roses are easy to make and are perfect for embellishing your Burlap Projects. I have used them on the Silverware Caddy but you could also use them as part of a Burlap Wedding Bouquet.

Sweetest Burlap Ring Cushion

I don’t know why, but lately I seem to noticing the coolest DIY Burlap Projects for Weddings! I wish I had of seen them before I got married, I would have had a Burlap Wedding for sure.

Anyway, browsing out there in the Internet this week I noticed this great little DIY tutorial from Ruffled for this gorgeous Burlap Ring Pillow. Click the link to see the full DIY tutorial.


Isn’t it just the cutest thing?

I would love to hear about any other cute Burlap Wedding Ideas you may have and feature them on this blog. Leave a comment with your ideas. 

Burlap Wedding Bouquet

I just love the versatility of Burlap and I am constantly amazed at the creative uses people find for it. For example Wedding Bells magazine blog recently showed this gorgeous Burlap Wedding Bouquet (to view their blog click on the link). Such a lovely idea. It’s super affordable, original, and best of all you can keep it forever without it wilting or turning brown. Imagine having a bouquet like this that you could hand down from one generation to the next – wish I had of thought of this for my wedding! (Though now with three boys – doubt it would have got used again anyway!)
 
 
 
 

Burlap flowers are relatively simple to make, it’s just more patience and perseverance than skill! For your first attempts I recommend using Burlap Webbing. It won’t fray and will be the easiest to work with. Simply fold over 0.5cm to start and then tightly wind the webbing around itself to form a flower shape like the white flower shown in the above photo. Be sure to vary the height of the wrapping to give a more natural petal effect. 
 
Once your flower is the desired size, fold the webbing down on an angle and tuck the end under the flower. If you look closely in the photo you will see where the white flower finishes and they have folded it over and down under the flower. Once you are happy with the placement of the webbing use a needle and thread to sew several stitches through the base of the flower to secure all the layers in place. I find it’s best to use a really long needle for this as the flower base can be quite wide.
 
The other brown flowers are in the photo are created using burlap fabric, I will cover a ‘How To’ on these shortly.
 
Start with practising the webbing the flowers and if you are lucky enough to see this post before you get married, I hope you create a heirloom bouquet that  your daughters and grand-daughters can use in the future!