I’ve decided to do a craft show…at the end of October. My first one ever, and I give myself 2 months! I’m crazy. It’s official : ) But I am super excited and have obsessively been searching for ideas for my booth… I have to keep reminding myself to make things because I won’t have anything to put on all my pretty displays! Anyways…. I feel sort of consumed with that and I totally meant to post this a while back!
You might recognize this. It was one of my pieces in the finale of So You Think You’re Crafty.
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I have really come to love burlap. It’s quite useful and I love how it makes everything look all burlap-y (sometimes when I can’t find the word I’m looking for I just add a “y” to the end) hehe!
First I took a white tray I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby (another ture love of mine), but it had some drawing on it that just didn’t go with my decor… ok nothing I buy really goes with my actual decor, but that is because I’m on a secret mission to redecorate my house without letting my husband in on it! SHH! But who can pass up a $4 tray?
So I painted it! I happened to have some left over paint from a big FAT FAIL that I had done the week before.
It took a few coats. Then I let it dry while I worked on my burlap.
First I cut a bunch of strips about 1.5″ wide.. I should have measured out how much I wanted, but I’m impatient when I’m ready to do something so I just started cutting… I had a few ton of strips left over. But it’s ok, I will use them! I have a whole bag of impatient scraps!
Then I just started weaving the burlap strips and kept going until it filled the space I needed.
Then I ever so carefully picked it up (really, be careful here or it will all fall on the ground or maybe wait until the tray is dry and weave it on top of the tray (just thought of that)
I had some left over burlap hanging off the edge so I used my rotary cutter to trim it up to fit right in the bottom.
Then I whipped out my modge podge (which I totally adore!)
starting to realize I have a relationship with my craft supplies
and slapped some of that stuff on the button of the tray. I folded the burlap in half so I didn’t have to move it completely off.
I laid it back down and did the same thing to the other side.
Then I put several coats on top of the burlap. Honestly I think I might have liked it better if I just left it alone and not put any on the top… I’ll leave that up to you!
let it dry. and there you go. A weaved bottom burlap bed tray!
Ok, this shot is really about the eucalyptus.
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OOh it is so pretty, and thank you for including the how-to! I love the pillows as well and anything burlap! Saw you over at Desiree's blog today, so fun!!
Betsy J says
This is lovely! My sisters are obsessed with burlap, I'll be sharing this with them :)
Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted says
So pretty! I love to work with burlap. Your room looks like a nice hotel room, very nice!
So precious!! I love how you weaved the burlap!
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Chrissy @ ForMamas
Love the tray. Very creative. I hope you'll share details about your show, too. I can't work up the courage to do one yet and love to hear pros/cons of shows from blogland. I'm your newest follower.
evie @ brown paper packages says
What a pretty tray! I love things that look all "burlap-y" too…lol!
Very cool – love the weaved look.
At The Picket Fence says
That is so unique and lovely! Such an original way to use burlap and I cracked up over your comment about trying to decorate your house w/o your hubby noticing! LOL! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Friday this week!
Oh, this is such a creative idea! Now you've got the wheels turning in my head for me. :) I really love the whole look you achieved with it. Burlap is really great to work with! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I appreciate you stopping by!
Grandma Bonnie says
I just love this idea. New follower from the Creative Bloggers hop. Hope you stop by and visit. http://grandmabonniesweeclassroom.blogspot.com/
Pati @ A Crafty Escape says
I love it… this looks like it belongs in a fancy catalog.
Audra @ The Kurtz Corner says
You've been featured! Stop by and grab a button if you'd like! :)
Chef in Training says
this is such a great idea and adds such a beautiful touch!
I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says
Great idea! I enjoyed the close up shot of the eucalyptus too :)
Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, hope to see you again this week! :)
Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says
I decided to feature your tray this time around! Come check it out and grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/09/your-whims-wednesday-26-and-features.html
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
Your tray is very charming!! Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime!! :)
That tray is great! I love the weaved burlap.