Round 5 Projects and VOTE!

Hey, friends!  It’s time to see what our Top 3 did with burlap and vote for your favorite project!
Just a few reminders:

1. The results of this vote will determine the winner of the prize from Online Fabric Store, but NOT the contest as a whole.

2. Come back Wednesday-Friday to vote for your all-around favorite crafter; final grand prize results will be posted Friday afternoon.

Ok, here they are:

Entry A: Burlap Sign

I glued the burlap on a MDF board. I made a stencil (of adhesive film) with a quote on it. Then I stuck the stencil on the board and dabbed acrylic paint on it.
After that I drilled two holes and pulled ribbon through it to attach a small test tube.
Then I decorated the board with strips and flowers I made from burlap.
I have made on both sides of the board a screw hook to hang it on a wall with some ribbons.

I glued a small wooden clothes pin on the left side. Finally I put some flowers on the wooden clothes pin and into the test tube (with some water).


Entry B: Burlap Purse & Accessories


I’ve honestly never used burlap before. I wanted to sew it, but I wasn’t sure how easy it would be.  I used 100% natural jute burlap. It’s a lot stiffer than the normal kind, but my sewing machine held up! I did not use a pattern.  This is an original design just for the contest.  I don’t like sewing with patterns anyway.  It takes away from the creative process!
The purse has a burlap band on the front and back, a burlap flower, and burlap bottom and sides. I used gathering stitches to make the fabric gather randomly.  It is lined with the blue material and has an inner pocket made with the flower material.  The straps are a mixture of fabric and beading supplies. It closes with fabric ties.
The hard coin purse is made out of 2 large upcycled juice lids.  I covered each lid with batting and fabric and joined them with a zipper. It has a green ribbon tab to make it easy to open. I made a burlap flower for the top to match the purse.
I also made a multipurpose zip bag.  It has lining made with the blue fabric with several dividers and credit card holders made with the flower fabric.  I sewed a burlap band on the front. It can be used as a wallet, a cosmetic bag, or as a separate clutch.
It’s hard to believe that this is the last craft for the contest.  I’ve had so much fun participating!

Entry C: Braided Burlap Rug

For my burlap project I decided to keep it simple! I made a braided burlap rug for our front door. It was so simple to make and it looks great against the brick exterior. I absolutely LOVE it and I hope you do too! :)  

This week, you may only vote for ONE project!  {Yikes!}  Choose your favorite and click “vote”.


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9 comments on Round 5 Projects and VOTE!

  1. Sue Gardiner
    June 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM (10 months ago)

    Very true all good but also gone for the sign love the words well done all

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  2. Amy Bateman
    June 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM (10 months ago)

    How on earth are we supposed to choose just one this week. Augh! This is hard!

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  3. Marilyn Clark
    June 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM (10 months ago)

    Good luck to all these talented ladies!

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  4. Megs
    June 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM (10 months ago)

    Entry b!! Great design & colors :)

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  5. Living in La La Land
    June 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM (10 months ago)

    I absolutely love the Braided Burlap Rug! It is not only unique but functional and something that I would definitely love to have in front of my door!

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  6. Maureen Hayes
    June 18, 2013 at 9:03 PM (10 months ago)

    All good, but I am going with the sign as well!

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  7. Lora Howard
    June 18, 2013 at 11:22 PM (10 months ago)

    All are extremely unique in the use of the burlap, but my fave has to be that wonderful sign!!!

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  8. Ellen
    June 19, 2013 at 2:08 AM (10 months ago)

    Love the purse and accessories!

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