Sunday, January 24, 2010

I've been bitten

By the burlap bug!


And this weekend was the first time my sewing machine has been out of the closet in 4 years!


I had these old pillows in the closet that didn't work with my decor anymore so I decided to try out my burlap idea on them.


I cut stencils out of poster board.
Used a soft fabric paint and stencil brush...




Sewed the 16 x 16 square and Ta Da!






How about some tassels?




And a button?








I know you can't see me
but I'm doing my happy dance! LOL!

A special thank you to my muse for this project: Jen.
She has shared many awesome burlap and
pillow projects at Tater Tots and Jello

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31 comments:

  1. What a great idea and so inexpensive! I hadn't thought of stenciling burlap - my brain is stewing with ideas now =)

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  2. Wow, Dena! They are gorgeous...so professional! I love them! You did a great job with the stencil! Happy week!...Debbie

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  3. You did a wonderful job. I don't even own a needle or thread so I cannot imagine being able to do something like this.

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  4. I'm doing the happy dance too, they are fabulous !

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  5. They look awesome! You did a great job.

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  6. They look fantastic, Dena! The stencils look so crisp! Can I ask how you did the stencil out of cardboard? Did you use a vinyl stencil to make the cardboard stencil? I just got some transfer paper recently so I have plans to do some pillows using that. I think next weekend is my "pillow weekend"!

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  7. What a cute blog you have!!! I love the pillows you did. Stenciling turned out wonderful!
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  8. Just gorgeous. I especially love the Fleurs Des Lis.

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  9. These are lovely. Your stenciling skills are phenom!

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  10. Just way toooooooo cute. I love your stencils and the tassels are just perfect. The smaller one with the green bow and the button is such a great idea and just gorgeous. You did good. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Burlap is the best! Love your pillows and stenciling.

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  12. wow I love those pillows, they turned out just so darned beautiful, the numbered ones are just the hottest newest trend, love all of them....Phyllis

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  13. Hello,

    These pillows are fabulous, burlap is such a great material!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  14. These pillow are so cute...especially the one with the green bow and button!

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  15. Great job, they are fabulous! I love the fleur de lis one and the one with the green bow.

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  16. Absolutely fabulous - I think you need to keep your sewing machine out!

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  17. Dena these are great! I love the one with the ribbon the most! I wish I could sew:)

    Sue

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  18. They are amazing! The green ribbon one...gorgeous!!

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  19. Cute, cute cute!!! I'm doing the "Iwantit" dance over here :) LOL!

    Hugs
    Dena

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  20. Look at you with your sewing machine going! So cute Dena. You did a great job!!!!

    I love them!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  21. I love the green bow on your pillow

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  22. These are just awesome! They must go on my to-do list!! Thank you for sharing ;)

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  23. This is on my favs list.

    FYI--fun give-a-way starts tonight

    Cheri

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  24. I love, love, love what you did with the burlap. Hopped over from Tip Junkie.

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