Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Burlap Runner

Yeah I finally finished it! This actually took me about 2 weeks to complete - start to finish. Only because I was in the mist of doing other crafty things. So last night I made myself stop and iron on the satin ribbon accents, since that was all I had left to do. Isn't it darling? I am really happy with how it turned out. And guess what? No sewing was involved. Which is great for me, since I can't sew worth a darn. My secret ? I used iron on glue strips (the best invention for the non sewers like me).
Here's what I did. I measured out the burlap for the space I was going to place the runner. This is on a bookcase that is on its side, up against the back of my leather sectional. To make the ends nice and neat, I used the iron on glue strips. Folded back the ends, used straight pins to hold it and then ironed. Removing the pins and I ironed it. I printed out the word "Serenity" in a font that I loved. I used the word "Serenity" because it makes me feel calm and happy looking at it. Another thought was to monogrammed it with a "~C~" which would also look great. I then turned the paper over to the back (yes the back) and used charcoal pencils to write the word backwards. Place the paper charcoal side down exactly where you want the word to be and using a hard object, firmly go back and forth over the word so the charcoal "word" imprints on the burlap. I then use brown paint to paint over the charcoal. Again - I used the glue strips to iron on the orange satin ribbons. Seriously EASY and I think, rather gorgeous. Looking at the pics, I can see that I need more Fall stuff!




11 comments:

Desiree said...

Ok..I'm really starting to hate you LOL! I havent done anything like that..LOve it! i'm gonna have to steal some of these ideas! Never knew you were that crafty and creative!Waiting for more.....

Orange it Lovely said...

Yk I have a TON of things that i did around my house and yard. I decided to post them on here and see if people like them.
I'm glad you do - even if you hate me lol hehe

Desiree said...

i made a pumpkin topiary last year that lights up ..when I get a chance I'll post on fb

Desiree said...

Check out this blog ..you might like it..Style sisters

jcg868 said...

Pretty!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is great! Hey I made a burlap runner this week too. Come by for a visit when you get the chance. I love the ribbons you used on the edges, great idea!
What a great blog you have!
Blessings,
Debbie

pk said...

Turned out great! I really like the way you added the pop of color with the orange ribbons too.
pk @ Room Remix

Orange it Lovely said...

thanks girls!!!
Debbie I have been on your site MANY times! I really do love it!

PK.. your site is WONDERFUL. I know I'll be on it for hours tonight looking at old posts!

jenjen said...

What a great project! It turned out beautifully! I am loving burlap too!

XOOX
jen

thedomesticfringe said...

Very pretty runner.
-FringeGirl

too Blessed to Stress said...

I love the word you chose :) great touch for fall!

~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"