I had some burlap fabric that I coated with mod podge in hopes of making tan flowers like the ones I made here. I think it's a bit too late to be making flowers now when all I keep thinking about is holiday crafts.
Everybody loves snowflakes and we definitely could start having some real ones at any moment around here. After all, it is November. I'm sure you've seen the 3D paper snowflakes that are so popular across the internet. I made one out of burlap which makes for an awesome holiday ornament.
Here's how I did it: Using burlap, mod podge, scissors, ruler, and hot glue . . .
1. Cut out six 4 inch squares of stiffen burlap ( I coated burlap with mod podge and let dry)
2. Fold a burlap square in half, diagonally to form a triangle.
3. Fold the triangle in half again.
4. Cut three lines in the "folded" area of the triangle, parallel to the edge of the triangle, stopping just short of the edge (1/4").
5. Unfold the triangle. You should see cut lines in the shape of a diamond.
6. Glue the edges of the innermost cut lines (smallest) together forming a tube.
7. Turn the burlap square over to the other side and glue the next two edges together as before. Larger than the previous one.
8. Keep turning over the burlap and gluing the edges to form a curve shape.
9. All the edges have been joined creating one "arm" of the snowflake. . .
Repeat the same process for each of the remaining 5 burlap squares.
Glue three of the glued burlap arms together at one end and glue the remaining arms together the same way. Then glue the two sets together at the ends.
Glue where each of the six burlap strands meet. . .
So that the snowflake (six arms together) shape is formed.
I love the look of just a single arm of the snowflake.
These can be hung individually . . .
with a hint of sparkle
or grouped together for a large snowflake. . .
3D burlap snowflakes are so much better than the paper ones. Wouldn't they look fabulous on a tree with a rustic theme, hanging as ornaments or as a tree topper? Why not add some glitter for a bit of sparkle or hang on the fireplace or perhaps in front of a window for a winter wonderland effect?
So many possibilities. . .
Take a little time to enjoy,