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What Is Burlap Made Of

What is burlap? Burlap is a material that has a coarse texture coming from the strong fibers used to weave the material. It’s very durable, which is why it’s handy for all sorts of outdoor projects. It’s also heat resistant. It usually comes in the natural beige, light brown color but it’s easy to dye it, so a lot of colorful burlap fabrics are also available. Burlap isn’t used for clothing because the material is rather harsh and itchy. Instead, it’s used for sacks and bags mainly, as well as for gardening, covering objects and constructions, etc. It’s considered an eco-friendly material, which is why the usage of such bags, sacks, and other products has been popularized nowadays. Burlap is also an affordable material. What is burlap made of? Burlap is a woven fabric which is usually made...

Camo Burlap Rolls

If you love wilderness, camp burlap is a perfect way to blend into the surroundings. What is special about this type of burlap is that its pattern is ideal camouflage. Unlike traditional burlap ribbon which is a light shade of brown, camo burlap is treated with dye so the color can be anywhere from dark brown to green. In fact, it usually combines several different colors to create a pattern that will blend easily into nature. There are different types of camo burlaps you can find online, depending on what you need from it. Camouflage Natural Multi-layer Ribbon This sort of camouflage ribbon is a wired type of ribbon with camo pattern sewn to the middle of the natural burlap. It’s 2.5 inches wide ribbon, and it comes in a roll which is 10 yards long. Since it’s quite narrow, compared to ot...

How to Make a Burlap Wreath

There are so many creative projects where you can use burlap, and here’s one that has been particularly interesting now that the weather is warmer outside. Burlap wreaths are great outdoor decorations, regardless if you choose to hang them on the front door, on the porch, or on the tree in the garden. What you’ll need to make a burlap wreath First, you will need a base for the wreath. A wire wreath is the most commonly used base for a wreath. It’s sturdy, so it’ll keep its shape. It’s made from four rings of wire with enough space between them to pull through all sorts of materials and decorations when making a wreath. The wires are most often green, but once you pull burlap through they won’t even be visible. FloraCraft SimpleStyle 18 inch Wire Wreath, Green, 13 Gauge These kinds of wire ...

12 Spring Ribbon Crafts

Springtime is a perfect time to start some new craft projects. Even if you’re new to arts and crafts, you’ll love the projects we’ve found for you. One thing they all have in common is ribbon! We all love using ribbons for our crafts, and here are a couple spring-inspired ideas. Ribbon chandelier This colorful chandelier will bring spring into any living room. It’s also a great decoration for the garden. You’ll need a hoop and lots of ribbons, fabrics, pom pom, yarns, etc. They don’t have to be the same length, because the idea is to create a messy look with lots of different color, patterns, and lengths. Use a glue gun to make sure the strips hang firm from the hoop. Full tutorial: Hart’s Desire Egg carton flower bouquet Flower projects are perfect for spring, especially those with water ...

16 Creative Ways to Use Ribbon

If you love using ribbons in creative DIY projects, you’ll love these ideas. Regardless if you’ve just bought a new collection of ribbons of different colors, or if you have some ribbon scraps left over, you can find some creative ways to put them to a good use. Glitter jars These glitter jars are amazing home decoration, plus they can be used as gift bags. You’ll need jars, some tape, glitter, glue and a piece of ribbon. Wrap the tape around the jar and leave the places where you’ll glue the glitter. Smudge the glue all over, spill the glitter, and then remove the tape. Tie a ribbon bow on the top of the jar. Full tutorial: Kleinworth and Co Rain boots revamp Who says rain boots have to be dull? There’s a cool way to revamp your rain boots using a piece of ribbon, and we’re sharing the id...

6 Things You Need to Know About Ribbons

If you love using ribbons in your arts and crafts projects, you’ll need to know the helpful information about the ribbons. 1. Ribbon width Ribbon comes in several widths and those include: 1/8″ – 3/4” These ribbons are known as being narrow, and sometimes they are even called trim ribbon. The width of this group ranges between 3 and 19 mm and they are commonly used for gift wrapping, especially smaller gifts, scrapbook projects and by florists. 7/8″ – 1½” The range of this ribbon type is between 20 and 40 mm which makes this ribbon one of the most commonly found ribbon width. It’s perfect for making bows, gift wrapping as well as for jewelry making. 2″ – 3″ This is known as a bit wider ribbon, the width going over 70 mm. It’s generally used f...

Types of Ribbons

Even though a ribbon is quite a handy material for crafty projects, some might still be a bit indecisive about the type of ribbon to use. There are many types of ribbons to choose from. The best way to do so is by knowing the characteristics of each of them and selecting the one that is perfect for your DIY project. Satin ribbon This is perhaps the most popular type of ribbon. In fact, when you hear the word ribbon in general, a lot of people would first think of satin ribbon. It’s a polyester material, available in many colors and different shades. It’s soft and it can be made from silk, cotton or nylon. It can be single or double-faced with a very smooth surface. Satin ribbon is commonly used for gift wrapping, home decor, or accessories. Apart from a wide range of colors, satin ribbon a...

10 Easter Crafts Your Kids Will Love

Craft are such an amazing way to boost kids’ creativity, which has a positive impact on their development and their skills. Crafts are also a great time to bond as a family, especially around holidays when everyone gathers. If you and your family love crafts, you’ll love the suggestion for Easter kids crafts. Easter tree There’s no reason why a tree should be for Christmas only. Here’s an idea how to make an Easter tree. For starters, you’ll need a cone, which will be a tree base. It can be a foam cone, but a cardboard will work as well. You’ll need a pack of Easter eggs and Easter grass to decorate the tree. And you’ll also need a glue gun. Let your kids arrange the eggs in any way they want and provide assistance with gluing the eggs to the cone. This decoration is perfect for a table. F...

10 Best Bow Tutorials

There are many different ways to make and use a bow, so we’ve decided to put together an ultimate collection of the best bow tutorials. If crafts are your thing, and you want to try out something new, you’ll love these. The bows from these tutorials can be used for various different purposes, although decor and gift wrapping are the first ideas we have when we think about bows. Christmas bow This one is called a Christmas bow because it’s quite big and it’s red and green, colors that most people associate with Christmas, but in fact, it can be used for many different occasions. It’s made from wired ribbon, but you can also use burlap or grosgrain ribbon for this type of bow. Since it needs to be quite large, you should use wider ribbon to get more voluminous loops. Full tutorial: HomeTalk ...

14 Uses for a Bow

A bow is such a universal item that can be used for a lot of things. It can have a practical purpose or it can be a nice decoration. It can be elegant and stylish, it can be festive and it can be colorful. When it comes to materials, a ribbon is perhaps the best one to use, but there are other materials that could be used as well, such as felt, lace, fabric, or even paper. Scarf There are many ways to tie a scarf around your neck, and here’s one creative way. Tie a large bow. Of course, the scarf needs to be quite long. It might be difficult to do this with those bulky woolen scarfs, but instead try using a thinner fabric. Create a circle, hold in the middle to create two loops which will make up a bow, and then wrap it with the other scarf end. Full tutorial: FabDiy Home decor You can mak...

Ribbon Wedding Decoration Ideas

When it comes to weddings, a ribbon is just one of those materials you can neglect. It gives such a perfect, subtle touch of elegance and style, that it’s great for making all sorts of decorations starting from wedding invitations to even cake decorations. Here are some creative ways you can use ribbon for wedding decorations. Ribbon wedding invitations It all starts with the wedding invitations. You want them to look perfect and to match the style you have planned for the wedding venue. This way it will all look as if it’s a part of one nice theme. The most common and perhaps the easiest way to use ribbon for wedding invitations is to simply tie a nice bow around each invitation. You could go with a narrow ribbon, but if you want a large bow that really stands out, use a wider piece of ri...

6 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts

As Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’re exploring some creative ideas to collect the best DIY Valentine’s Day crafts. These could be an inspiration for making DIY gifts, for decorating your home or simply a fun and engaging craft project for you. There are lots of ideas with heart shapes and red color because these two are commonly known as symbols of love. Heart-shaped puzzle Here’s an adorable decoration or a gift for someone special. You’ll have so much fun making this one. The materials needed include Popsicle sticks, puzzle pieces, a heart-shaped cardboard, and ribbon. You’ll also need some paint, a hot glue gun, and a permanent marker. To make a frame, put down ten sticks next to each other. Make sure they’re aligned. Then glue two stick across on the opposite ends. Next, you’ll mak...

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