I have a new obesession... burlap banners! As a party planner and wedding coordinator, I've always loved making banners. But there is something extra fun about taking an earthy, homely material like burlap and turning it into something beautiful. The juxtaposition of the heavy weave and coarse threads with the delicacy of lace or satin ribbon or vintage glass buttons is just delicious (and as you can see from hot pins on the wedding boards of Pinterest, many brides agree with me!)
I made a bunch of these little bitty banners to hang on picture frames or wreaths. They're so tiny and cute! And they were a fantastic way to use up odds and ends of buttons and embellishments I had leftover.
You can find a use for even the smallest scraps of burlap ribbon. See the cute little muslin gift bag Jenny Peterson gave me at the Advisory Board retreat last September? It adds so much to the fun stamped tag. Just realized I accidentally watermarked this photo with my "created by" logo--just to be entirely clear, Jenny is actually the talented artist on this adorable project, not me.
How about you? Do you like the new burlap trend? Have you used it on your cards or scrapbook pages yet? Our burlap ribbon is on sale right now, actually, so today's the perfect time to snag a couple rolls and jump on this hot new/old crafting embellishment. Click on the links below to see the items featured in this post, in my online store! Order in your jammies, from the comfort of your own home, 24/7.