Please welcome our first guest blogger, a local LV girl with GORGEOUS work – I’m very excited to have her here with us, and sharing some wonderful tips! Please read on, and check her out on Facebook!
My name is Ashlee Newman, and I was super excited when C’mon Get Crafty asked me to be a guest blogger! I wasn’t sure what to begin with, but I figure a proper introduction of what I do is a great place to start.
I am a wife and mother of two little babies. I love crafting and home decorating and have been doing it since I can remember! I run Little Lee’s Creations, which is a new thing for me, and so far has been a real adventure that I wouldn’t give up for the world! You can check out my line of house décor on Facebook just by searching for Little Lee’s Creations! Or I have attached my link ;)!
|Little Lee’s Creations|
Often I will work for hours, sometimes even days on custom orders and when I step back I often feel that something is missing. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this sudden shock of, “Oh it’s nice, but hmmmmm, WHAT ELSE can we do?” Well, lucky for you I have a great suggestion to really make your project feel “complete.”
I introduce to you…Ashlee’s Super Awesome Burlap Bow!
It’s a really simple idea that can take your idea from 2 dimensional and “good” to 3D and “WOW”
All it takes is a roll of burlap garland that can purchased from most crafts stores for less than $5 (You’ll get about 30 bows out of each roll) and a staple gun or even just a hot glue gun.
What you Will Need
-Roll of Burlap Garland (10 yards)
-Staple gun or hot glue gun.
The First step if to cut a piece of the burlap (about 10 inchs)
Fold into thirds, much like folding a letter.
Next, you will cut another piece of burlap about 2-3 inches long
Again, fold this into thirds.
Take your first piece of burlap and pinch it in the middle to create a bow like shape.
Then, take the smaller piece of burlap and simply wrap it around the middle, secure on the back.
Be sure to fluff the out the edges of the larger piece to really bring out the “bow”
So simple, right!?
It adds so much to your project that makes it really stand out from everything else.
Use this as a guideline when making bows and feel free to make them bigger or smaller depending on the project.
You can also substitute the burlap for any other material, but why would you ever want to do that?! Kidding, but burlap rocks. Seriously.
Well I hope that this tip can brighten up your own projects! Have a great weekend and happy crafting!