Sunday, January 30, 2011

Burlap Valentine Craft

A couple of weeks ago I got together with some cousins to make this super cute and really easy Valentine Craft that Chelsea found. Most of the supplies we had lying around, the cardboard, newspaper, ribbon. The only things needed to buy was the burlap and coffee filters.

Here's what my wreath looks like!

Here's what you need:

burlap (4 feet long-- cut into 2 4-inch long sections -- you will have burlap left over)
Brown coffee filters (about 15-2
ribbon-one to outline the heart and one to hang the craft with
hot glue gun and LOTS of glue sticks

You are going to draw a heart onto the cardboard and then cut it out. You will need pretty good scissors to be able to cut this. The great thing is that it doesn't have to be perfect because the edges won't show!

Rip newspaper into strips then modge podge them onto the heart. In case you have never done this before, once newspaper is in place, modge podge over the newspaper strips as well.

Finish the edges of the heart by gluing ribbon on the outer edge. I used rick-rack but it would also look nice to use tan or red colored ribbon as well.

Cut {or rip) your burlap into 4 inch strips. Then with the glue gun attach the burlap starting at the top of the heart. Glue every 1-2 inches or so folded as you go to give it the gathered look. This part for me was time and glue consuming but I wanted it to look just right!

I got a little carried away with the coffee filters. Take each coffee filter and twist into a point and scrunch the middle so it looks like a flower. Apply the first coffee filter to the place you want the point of your heart to be. Keep the filters close together with no gaps. Make your heart as big as you like. I ended up trimming my heart a little to make it look a little more defined.



Neese Family said...

Tiffany I love this! I have tons of burlap and may just have to make these for gifts! Did it take you long?

Tiffani said...

it's hard to say how long it took because I had to keep stopping for Caitlin but if you had dedicated time probably a little over a hour maybe.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Ah, so cute! Love the coffee filters.