Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What's Hot? Burlap Ribbon

It is What's Hot Wednesday at the Kraft Journal and I am there (and here !) to show you a few things I have done lately with Burlap Ribbon.
Burlap is big right now.  In fact I am making swag curtains with it right after the holidays.  Have you tried burlap ribbon on your cards or for projects?
Thanksgiving Day was three weeks ago but I wanted to show you the napkin rings I made.  I really love how they turned out.

I used the Natural Burlap Ribbon from the Kraft Outlet to wrap around the napkin, making it a ring by using a large brad.  That way I could keep one of the ribbon ends loose.  The leaf is cut with a Cuttlebug die out of Buff Ivory Cardstock.  Holding the ribbon ring in place with my finger, I removed the brad then replaced it going through the leaf, the tag, and then the ribbon again.  Lastly I added a bow out of Wraphia, securing it around the brad.  Easy, elegant and yet casual.  My kind of decorating.
So that was 3 weeks ago.  How about an anytime card with Burlap Ribbon?
I thought it would be fun to pleat some of the burlap ribbon instead of using just a straight piece.  I just made loops and then sewed it onto the designer paper with my sewing machine.  The papers are from my stash.  The photograph buttons are chipboard.  The others are cut from Brown Kraft, Dictionary Pages and ruby cardstock.  Each of the buttons are sewn into place with the Natural Hemp Cord.
Both these projects featured the Natural Burlap Ribbon but the Kraft Outlet also carries Black Burlap Ribbon.
Thanks for looking.  Check out some of the other wonderful products that the Kraft Outlet carries.

Simon Monday - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamping Boutique - anything but a card
Clear it Out - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything 


  1. Love your napkin ring and the burlap ribbon card is awesome. Never would have thought of pleating the ribbon and stitching!! Something I definitely want to try!! Your little photos are so special, too!! Looooove it!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!

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  3. CIO challenge blog says MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! and thanks for joining our challenge this week...hope you stop by to play again...your project is awesome...tfs <((><

  4. very cool - I love the textures of these pieces! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog!

  5. Such beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  6. Great projects, Marsha!
    My name is Dottie, and I'm a friend of Karen at Word Art Wednesday. I'm trying to grow my blog, and I would really love it if you would stop by and follow for my Blog Candy!