Create this easy and quick ruffled burlap wreath. It takes less than 15 minutes and it’ll be something that can hang on your door year-round. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
This ruffled easy burlap wreath was a breeze to make and to put together. Just use some simple burlap ribbon, hot glue, and a wreath form and you’re set with a wreath that will be beautiful through any season. We’re back at it for more Craft Lighting and this time our medium is Burlap. Burlap isn’t a favorite thing of mine to use but I do use it because I love the finished product. When I touch it, it stinks and makes me itchy. I’ve learned just to buy the ribbon in the width that I need and that helps alleviate some of the things I hate about working with burlap. You can make an easy burlap wreath in minutes so follow along below.
Start with your wreath form and burlap ribbon. Place a dot of glue on the back of the form and place your starting point of the burlap ribbon. Every inch or so, fold a piece of the burlap ribbon to create the ruffle for your easy burlap wreath.If you have a sewing machine and a ruffle foot, you can do it that way as well. That would be the easiest way to do it but not everyone has those at their disposal. You could also use some straight pins to attach the burlap ribbon to your wreath form. I like to use materials I have on hand to make simple and easy crafts. I go to the craft store too often so I need to use what I have rather than always buying more. But what is crafting if you don’t have every tool you think you’ll need? I’d love for you to make this easy burlap wreath and hang it on your front door for all seasons to come.
Using the new Cricut Wisteria EasyPress is so easy to create reverse canvas projects. Not only is it beautiful, it’s a practical thing to have for every crafter of every skill level.This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Creating a reverse canvas is so easy and now that you have or are considering an EasyPress, it just makes it that much more achievable to get professional looks with little materials. I love it because it’s 9×9″ evenly heated and the Wisteria EasyPress is lightweight, portable and easy to store.
To begin, find yourself some awesome Iron-On Designs that are included in the Cricut Wisteria EasyPress bundle. The Cricut Wisteria items are only available at JOANN stores and guys, it’s beautiful. You’ve got the metallic finish and it’s the perfect shade of purple to coincide with Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet.If you can remove the staples of the back of your canvas, use that. If they’re in there pretty deep, go ahead and cut around the back of the canvas. My canvas had a painted side to it and a more rustic side on the back with no paint. I decided I wanted a farmhouse reverse canvas so I used the back side.Preheat your Cricut Wisteria EasyPress to 340ºF. If you prefer Celcius, just hold the temperature button on the EasyPress and it will switch over, do the same thing to switch it back to Fahrenheit. Then set the timer for 30 seconds. If you do not have an EasyPress Mat, set the timer for 50 seconds.Set your removed canvas over the EasyPress Mat and then warm your surface for about 10 seconds. Lay your Cricut Iron-On Design over the top and then take your Wisteria EasyPress and hold it over the design for 30 seconds. Use medium pressure and allow the design to cool for around 1-2 minutes.Use a firm hold and pull up the transfer paper. It may take a bit of a tug when you first pull up on the paper. As long as it doesn’t lift up the actual design, you’re ok. If the design does lift, go ahead and press your design for 20 more seconds and allow it to cool all over again.
Now that you have your design pressed, now it’s time to stain your frame if you’d like. Just brush the stain over the top, allow it to soak in for 30 seconds and then wipe. I just used a foam brush to paint it on and a paper towel to wipe it off. You can also use a lint-free towel to wipe it off too. Allow it to dry completely.Turn your frame upside down and then lay the image over the frame. Make sure to set the image to where you want it. Then you’re going to start stapling the back of the canvas to the back of the frame. Begin in the middle and pull as you go. Go back and forth, side to side pulling taught. Be sure to staple all around the edges and then trim the excess canvas.Display your awesome reverse canvas and relish in how easy it was to make!
Making clay pot crafts is so easy and inexpensive. Use some metallic paint and create these farmhouse style clay pots filled with an easy arrangement of faux flowers.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Paint your clay pots using two coats of the metallic paint. Allow each coat to dry in between so that you reduce your brush strokes and any paint lifting.
Cut your faux flowers off into individual sprigs. You’ll want to glue the foam ball into the terracotta pot and then begin poking the foam balls with the wired faux flower sprigs.Arrange it to how you like and then display it wherever you desire. I placed mine on this farmhouse style shelf right outside my front door.
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These quick and easy DIY Valenting Pillows are a breeze to make when you use these free Valentine SVG files and some pillow cases from Ikea. Learn how easy it is to complete them in less than 10 minutes.
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These DIY Valentine Pillows were a lot of fun to make. Check out other ideas that you can use your Cricut for other Valentine crafts.
For the girl’s face, I used plain htv for the eyes, bow, and mouth. For her cheeks, I used pink glitter.
On the Moon and Back image, I used black glitter and weeded it using my BrightPad. You don’t have to have one but it’s been a lifesaver when weeding glitter htv. Because the image is pretty detailed, some of the glitters peeled up. For that reason, I just pulled up all the polka dots in the O and A. I just used some scissors to clean up the lines.
If you use the standard Iron-On for that image, you should be ok. When you’re ready to press, use the Cricut EasyPress to get good adhesion. For easy weed htv, use your EasyPress at 305º for 25-30 seconds.
When you use your EasyPress for glitter Iron-On, use 325º for 25-30 seconds. Use your Iron-On Protection sheet to be sure not to have the EasyPress touch any exposed Iron-On. Or you can just lay the carrier sheet back over the image.
These are in my daughter’s room and she absolutely loves them. Such cute accompaniments to her pink bedding from Pottery Barn Teen.
For more great Valentine crafts using your Cricut, check out the other bloggers and what they made!
Decorating for Christmas is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I’m going to show you how to create a Christmas designer garland using all items I found at At Home.This post is sponsored by At Home and all opinions are mine.
I grabbed a few garlands at At Home and that is one of the keys to getting a designer garland, use more than one. I chose the 9’ Berry and Pinecone garland and then a simple 9’ Canadian Pine garland. Before fluffing the branches out, twist them together. You’ll want to find your center point and then fold it in half.Above my window in the kitchen, I have two screws that I just leave in year-round. I used my center point and found the center of my window and then I just looped the garland around my screws and then it hung evenly on both sides of the window. I do that for my front door garland as well. Once I have it hung I begin to pull out each branch to make it a fuller garland.I start with the ribbons next. At Home has such a great choice of ribbons and all of them match other decor so that it can coordinate with whatever ornaments and picks you choose. I chose two types of ribbons. I chose a green mesh that has a hint of sparkle in it but it still looks rustic and then I chose a woven red ribbon. They were each 4” wide and make the perfect swag. I take the ribbon and then take a wired branch from my garland and wrap that around the ribbon. It bunches it together and then I do that about every 12-15”.Next, use your floral picks. For this Christmas designer garland, I found some pinecone picks to match the cones in the Berry and Pinecone garland and some glittered berry picks. I pulled them apart so that for every pick I’d get about 2-3 pieces. Don’t be afraid to do that when you’re creating your garland. You don’t want things in one area and then the rest of your garland missing out. You’re easily able to hide the messy parts with the garland. You’re able to just take a branch and manipulate it to how you want it and hide any messes.Now I grabbed these heart and pinecone hanging ornaments. I chose to hang a few from the side but since they have such a great design to just hang, I chose to put others towards the top and have them hang over the window rather than inside the garland. They have such a free shape so I didn’t want to force what they decided to do.Now for the final touch. I found these great winter homes that light up but they’re meant to just sit on a mantle and not hang. They have two holes in the sides of the houses so I threaded some floral wires through those holes and twisted them in the back. I then put them near the corners of the garland and twisted it around the middle of the garlands so I’d get a good secure hold.
Making a Christmas designer garland is so much easier than you think. With At Home you’re able to get all your decorations at a great price and achieve this look in less than 30 minutes. To find your nearest At Home store, click here. At Home does not offer shipping yet so you’ll need to find a local store.
This easy farmhouse Christmas wreath was so easy to make and I used all items I had on hand. It’s simple to make in 15 minutes or less!This post may contain affiliate links.
You only need a few items to create this simple farmhouse Christmas wreath. I’m so glad to be participating in Craft Lightning for the holidays. To see my other Christmas wreath I created for Craft Lightning, click here.
You’ll want to spend the few extra dollars to get a green wreath form. I didn’t think that far ahead and just decided I could easily spray paint it. Don’t. The paint eats the foam and it turns sticky. I knew this but I didn’t think very far ahead. I used a 12″ wreath form that I picked up from my local Joann store.I also grabbed these wire garlands. For a wreath form this big, you’ll use all of one and a bit of the second. Just grab a smaller wreath form and you’ll only need to grab one wire garland. I began by hot gluing all the moss on the wreath form. I used what I had on hand but if I was going to buy the moss, I’d pick the moss ribbon or something that comes in a sheet rather than the small bits of moss. I used 2 full packages of the small moss.Just find random places to fill in the wreath and get a good covering. It doesn’t need to go all the way to the back because that won’t show. Just cover the wreath form as full as you want it.To wrap the wire garland, start with the wire in the back of the form. Wrap it all around the form in the clockwise direction. When the wire intersects, begin wrapping it around the opposite way. This will help the X’s form in the wreath. The tighter you wrap, the more definition in the farmhouse Christmas wreath you’ll get.That’s it! So easy and fun to create this farmhouse Christmas wreath and bring the look into your own home.
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Have you been wondering how to get your tile white or back to its original color? You are not alone. Learn the easiest ways to clean your tile grout by using a little Borax and elbow grease.
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We moved into our home over 10 years ago and why does it feel longer than that? We’re in a 1500 sq. ft. townhome and we’re itching to get us more space. Before we put our home on the market, I need to get this grout clean and restore it back to its original glory. In this post, I’m going to show you the best way to clean tile grout using items you can find at the grocery store.
What is the best homemade tile grout cleaner?
Borax is an excellent and inexpensive way to clean your tile grout. I just make a paste with some baking soda, Borax, and warm water, then scrub. I used a toothbrush for the photos I took in this post but I did end up investing in one of those scrubbers that hook onto an electric drill and I had my floor clean in no time.
Where do I find Borax?
Borax is found in your local grocers’ laundry aisle. It’s usually near the OxiClean or the bottom of the racks. While you’re there, head to your baking aisle to grab a box of baking soda. All in all, this cleaner should cost around $10 to make and you will have plenty to clean your tile grout.
Once I mixed the mixture up into a thick paste, I slathered it onto the grout lines between my tile and let it sit for a minute or two before I started scrubbing.
If your tile grout cleaner becomes thick and nonmailable, just add a few tablespoons of water and it will return to its original state.
I prefer using Borax to clean my tile rather than cleaning grout with Bleach because there are fewer fumes and I don’t get that nauseating headache from the smell. I can clean my grout more efficiently with the grout cleaner tool and some Borax paste.
The dirt lifts up almost immediately and turns your homemade tile grout cleaner almost a brown tint. You can continue using it for a few more areas and then I would recommend making an entirely new batch of the grout cleaner.
I recommend when choosing a tile and grout color, go for something warm and almost camouflage – black even – so that every bit of dirt doesn’t look like it doesn’t belong there. I never did seal my tile either when we built our home so that is something else I would change. If you do not have the drill attachment, it does take a bit of elbow grease but the fact that the grout is now the same color it was 10 years ago is a miracle all in of itself. I won’t clean my grout any other way now – well unless my mom pays someone to do it for me.
Have you wanted to get the Fixer Upper sytle in your home but don’t know where to start? World Market is a great resource to get the farmhouse look.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I love the Fixer Upper Style and what I love most about it is the industrial meets farmhouse style. World Market is an excellent place to get all your Fixer Upper style needs so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Fixer Upper items. Just click on the photos and it’ll take you to the item.
Again, World Market has some of the funnest things around when you’re looking to implement the Fixer Upper style in your own home. What’s your favorite Fixer Upper item?