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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fastest Craft in the South!!!

Happy Saturday!! Hubby is napping and I needed a break from cleaning. I felt like being crafty!

So....I looked around my craft room mess and thought I'd try my hand at making this. I call it a  "handmade cross hanging", I'm not sure what it's really called but I had seen one a couple of weeks ago at a shop we recently visited and thought, 
"Hmmm, I KNOW I can make that!" 
and now I'm gonna show you how you can make it too!

I had bought the chevron burlap ribbon many months ago at Hobby Lobby, I bought the burlap, lace flower this past week at Hobby Lobby, it's made by The Paper Studio and it was 1/2 price. So $2 was a great price!!
The barn wood frame was given to me by my sister a long time ago...I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, so I hoarded it!!! Thank Goodness!!! 

Supplies: a frame, wide ribbon or fabric, a flower for the center, scissors, and a staple gun.

I cut the burlap ribbon into 2 pieces. One to fit the lenghth of the frame, the other to fit the width. 

I used a staple gun to secure the ends on the back of the frame. 

NEXT STEP: I used a pipe cleaner cut in half to gather the centers of the burlap ribbon, I twisted it in the back and tucked it in along the gathers. I'm sorry I didn't get a photo of this but when I realized I was almost done, I got super excited and ran over to turn on my hot glue gun ! I was so excited, I forgot to take a photo!!!! LOL


And here it is!!! Hanging on my front porch. The whole project took me about 10 mins to complete and cost me about $5!!!! 

I'm a happy girl!!!

1 comment:

Paulette Creates said...

I love this~! What a great idea.
Paulette