Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lucky Me Burlap and Clover Picture





Paper, burlap, and jewelry wire? Three of my favorite crafting materials! I've been dying to do some more crafts with my leftover burlap fabric and this seemed like a great opportunity. This project also gave me the chance to use my heart hole punch, which I bought for the Valentine Day Heart Art

I whipped up this cute four leaf clover picture in about 20 minutes. Here's how I did it!

Materials and Supplies

- 5 x 7 Picture frame
- Heart hole punch
- Green cardstock
- Beige cardstock
- Burlap fabric
- Jewelry wire (24 gauge)
- Wire cutter
- Foam adhesive
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors (not shown)
- Pencil (not shown)
- Tape (not shown)


How to Make This

1. Cut your mat.

My picture frame didn't have a mat, so I used a piece of beige cardstock and cut it to size. One tip is to cut your mat a little small. The burlap added a bit of bulk to the mat and it was a little hard to put in the frame at the end.


2. Cut the burlap fabric about 1/4 to 1/2 inch larger than your mat.



3. Iron the burlap.

Mine was pretty wrinkled and I wanted it to be smooth.

4. Tape down the burlap to the back of the mat.

I decided to use tape to hold the burlap in place. You could also use glue.


5. Cut out your hearts using a heart hole punch, or cut them freehand.



6. Add your wire to the picture to make a stem.

At the top of the stem, I wove the wire into the burlap. I wrapped the wire under the bottom of the picture and taped it on the other side.


7. Add the hearts to make the clover.

I went with a four-leaf clover. A three-leaf one would also work. I used foam adhesive on each of the hearts to give the picture more depth. I also put a dab of hot glue in the center, so each of the points of the heart are held in place by it.


8. Make leaves using more wire.

I tried a few methods to make these leaves. I had the best luck with slipping the wire under the stem and weaving it into the burlap. Then I wrapped the wire around itself and made a loop on each side. I tucked the ends of each loop under the burlap to hold it in place.


9. Slip your picture into a frame and enjoy!



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16 comments:

  1. Cute craft! You have so many great ideas!

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  2. They look so elegant. I would love for you to share this project at my Wednesday party.
    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com/2012/07/family-tree.html

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica, I just checked out your party and linked up.

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  3. I love burlap crafts. I'm following you via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. Thanks Robin! I just stopped by your party.

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  4. What a terrific idea. Like the burlap as the background. Please share it on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

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  5. HI! I just found your blog through Flash Friday. Absolutely LOVE your blog and can't wait to come back for more craft ideas. I love being crafty just wish I had more time for it.

    xo
    Jessa
    lifeofasportwife.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a cute idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hi! Just popped over from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop, and I'm now following. I love your projects! I'll be back for sure. Thanks!

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  8. This is such a cute idea too! And simple! New follower of your blog!

    Love for you to share this idea too at our blog hop:
    http://sneakyspoons.com/2013/03/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-12.html

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  9. Great idea. I was looking for something to replace my valentine doily! Over from I Gotta Create. Pinned.

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  10. I love this idea-simple and rustic! I don't like super cutesy holiday decor, so this is right up my alley.

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  11. So Cute!! I love St Paddy's Day... and this would be great to leave up all Spring.

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  12. Hi, visiting from the blog hop. Love these ideals, they can really be done in any color. Gotta get my hot glue gun out!
    http://fitandbeyond40.com

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