Thursday, October 11, 2012
Pinned and Done- Burlap Cross
I just have to say, "I love pinterest!!!" I mean who doesn't? My only complaint is that it is a major time suck. I am always finding something new to pin. Do you have this same problem? For years I would tear things out of magazines and put them in binders or I would bookmark website after website so that I could remember all the things I wanted to cook, craft, sew and garden. And then some awesome person had the bright idea of creating a site in which you could "pin" all of it in one place. In my book that is just awesome. Though the problem now is that I have so many things "pinned" that I am wanting to make that I can't keep up with it all. But I have completed a few of the things I have pinned. Today I am going to share a burlap cross that I made from a picture I saw on Pinterest. There were no links for a tutorial but it is also pretty self-explanatory as well. But here it goes...
Sew the two layers together, leaving a 1 to 2 inch opening to allow for stuffing your cross.
Stuff your cross. Since I was hanging this on my front door I used plastic grocery bags as the stuffing. I had extra bags lying around and it was a great way to reuse something I had on hand. To hang it I took some wire and poked it through the fabric and twisted the ends into a little curly Q. Then I added a gray burlap bow to dress it up a little more. And there you have your cross made out of burlap.