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Three Chalk Paint Recipes Reviewed
(my most viewed tutorial)
A Junky Chick Wire Cloche
Hand Painted Wallpaper
Braided Cuff and Infinity Scarf From an Old T-Shirt
Old Bottles, Buttons and Lace
Typography Transfer Tutorial
Mossy Easter Egg
Table Runner Remake
Old T-Shirt Necklace
Vintage Jewelry Bookmarks
A New Journal for a New Year
Chalkboard Paint Dipped Stemware
Two Wreaths, Plain and Fancy
Drop Cloth Draperies
Moss Covered Monogram and Burlap Rosette
(a Pottery Barn knockoff)
Pottery Barn Knockoff American Flag
Happy Creating to you!
I added some rosette magnets for fun. These are made with old lace, burlap and drop cloth fabric (rosette tutorial HERE).
I really enjoy the use of monograms in decorating right now, and I especially like Pottery Barn’s live moss monograms. But . . . at $79, I decided to make my own from things I already had on hand.
I began by using my utility knife to cut the letter “K” out of a piece of cardboard.
Next, I traced the letter onto some leftover foam from a chair padding project, and used my electric carving knife to cut the foam. Just like cutting through soft butter!
Now for the moss. I had some leftover in my craft cupboard. The package looks like this.
I cut the shape of the letter out of the moss, and began wrapping my foam, glueing as I went with my handy OLD glue gun.
When the front was done I turned it over and glued a strip of moss on the back.
Voila! She is finished.
Now to add the finishing touches, a burlap ribbon for hanging and a burlap flower.
Here it is, hanging in my entryway.
Okay . . . so here is a quick tutorial on making rosettes out of scrap fabric. I began with a length of burlap ribbon, which I folded in half lengthwise.
Next I began rolling the bud from the middle, glueing with my glue gun as I went along.
I continued rolling, twisting my ribbon and glueing to the end.
Then I finished it off by wrapping the end of the burlap underneath the flower and glueing it in place. I wasn’t concerned about raw edges showing as that was the look I was going for. Here is a TIP for you: The more flowers I’ve made the more I’ve realized that the quicker you make one, the better it turns out! At the beginning, when I was trying to get these things to look perfect, they turned out looking really bad!
My husband thinks this crafy project is a bit funny and that my letter looks like it is growing grass! I rather like my mossy “K”.