2 Burlap Garland



For this tutorial you will need burlap ribbon, you can find these at joann fabrics, michaels or hobby lobby and if your lucky enough maybe in your dollar tree or dollarama

check out this fun festive burlap

use some twine or yarn as your garland base and a darning needle just to make things easier



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Thread your needle, i kept my twine attached to the main ball but you can of course cut your twine to the length you wish your burlap garland to be

 

pull the needle through one of the burlap wreath and tie your twine at that end so you dont end up pulling it through when your threading your needle

continue doing a straight stitch down the centre of your burlap till you get to the end of your roll,  pull your strand as you go bunching up the burlap

depending on your preference keep it tight or spread out the folds to have a looser garland, keep adding rolls of burlap to your strand until you get the desired length of your garland

Two story house with a banister do 40-50 yards of burlap

for a mantel or above the doorway do 30 yards of burlap

This is another way of doing it which will give you a different look to your burlap and equally as beautiful

do a zig zag stitch with your needle the entire length of your burlap

This is how it will look with a zig zag stitch, appears fuller and once your are done you can twist your garland and it wont appear as flat as it does in this photo

 

Easy Home decor Pumpkins!

This super easy tutorial only requires a rectangle piece of fabric (of any kind), some (yarn, embroidery floss, twine,string), glue, and needle and thread



I used FabriTac and some upholstery thread for my project, the upholstery thread is  very strong and since i will be tugging on it alot i dont want my thread to break

Cut a rectangle 20″ x 10″, Fold it in half and sew down the side opposite of the fold, this can done either by sewing machine or by hand like so

turn it right side out

take so me more thread and quickly sew around the raw edges, this doesnt need to be neat as we are just going to gather the fabric by pulling onto the thread. you wont see your stitches in the end so dont even worry about it not looking beautiful at this point.

This is how it will look once its gathered.

Grab some pillow stuffing  and stuff the pumpkin, you may have to add more stuffing after you start to sew the pumpkin shut

Again sew around the edge and then gather all the fabric into the centre. Now i am switching to my darning needle and embroidery floss

I will be putting my needle throw the centre of the pumpkin to create the lines on the sides

 

put the needle through the centre and around the pumpkin 8 times so it looks like the pumpkin has 8 different sections, pull it a little tight so it indents the side of the pumpkin giving it a more pumpkin form

I’m going to be using a scrap of burlap for my stem and im using fabritac and then i will roll up the burlap

using my glue i will glue on the stem of my pumpkin, if you dont feel comfortable using glue you can of course sew it on for extra security