Monday, September 24, 2012

Burlap crafty fun

I'm seeing so many awesome projects on blogs lately. One really caught my eye last week...

And then my sewing machine broke. But I still really wanted to do something similar to Confessions of a Plate Addict's Jack o Lantern Pillow. Seriously, check it out! It's awesome.

So, no sewing machine to make a pillow. And I didn't want to pay much of anything for a project I know my girls will lose the pieces to in about 2.5 seconds.

That means I was going to have to "craft lift" this project and put my own spin on it...

My materials:

scraps of wood
 3/4 yd burlap
 black felt
hot glue gun 
ice (for the awful hot glue gun burns on my finger tips...yeeoch!)

I'm sure you all can figure out how to glue a piece of burlap on to a board.

Next, cut out pumpkin features in the black felt. I did two complete sets of each face because the girls will fight. I put the face pieces in a baggie. Nothing special.

And that's it.

Super Easy. Well...aside from the hot glue gun burns.

I had quite a bit of burlap left over and my fingertips had completely lost feeling, so I figured...why not another burlap and scrap wood craft?

I did use a fabric marker instead of cutting out felt for the eyes. I knew it was going to end badly for my fingers gluing something that small on.

Again, instructions really not necessary because it's pretty obvious what I did. I'm like the worst crafty blogger EVER.
 "Look at the picture. Figure it out yourself."

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Handmade Halloween


  1. Burlap is the BEST!!!!
    Super cute for Halloween, I see!
    Nice work..........

  2. super cute! I love burlap! Maybe I'll send you a stocking like the ones my mom made dozens of one Christmas ;)

  3. So cute and so simple.
    Thanks for the idea!


  4. Super cute and simple! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a great way to let them make their own Jack-o-lantern faces! I am with you on those glue gun burns...ouch! Thanks for the shout out!...hugs...Debbie

  6. How cute! And I love that it's not too complicated either. Thanks so much for sharing!


  7. I found your blog from We are That Family- link up. What a cute Halloween idea! I love burlap. Oh and I can relate to your about me section- jack of all trades, master of none:)

  8. I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

  9. Micki,
    These turned out great! I have just bought some burlap and can't wait to start my projects. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week. Have a great weekend.

  10. I love the texture of burlap. Great job. My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.


Thanks and have a great day!