Wednesday, November 18, 2009

20 minute project

The December issue of Country Living arrived yesterday and I think I dog-eared every other page. It is full of ideas and recipes for the Christmas season. This is a take off of one of the crafts they have featured. It originally called for holiday ribbon, but I don't have any yet. What I do have is burlap...and tons of it.

I'm telling you, this was so easy to make. I had it done and hanging before Anna Claire even woke up. I have it hanging right inside our front door so when we come in, we are greeted by all of the Christmas cards and pictures of the season.

What you need:
2 dowel rods (shortest rod should be 8 inches and increase each one by 2 inches until you have 5 rods)
2 yards of ribbon, fabric, or whatever you want to use. I was originally going to use toile fabric but didn't have enough.
Enough coordinating ribbon to tie in bow for the top

I cut 2 yards of burlap and then used fabric tape to fold over the edges to give it a cleaner look. Fold the 2 yards in half lengthwise.

Starting at the top, hot glue the first rod about 6 inches down, each following rod should be approx. 5 inches apart.

I used a piece of twine to hang it with and then attached the ribbon. Use clips to hang Christmas cards and pictures.

See....I told you it was easy!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Donna said...

What a great project! Yours turned out really nice. :)

Frankie said...

I will definitely try this, especially with all of my left-over fabric.
Thanks for the good idea.
I'll have to remember Country Living as a "maybe" Christmas gift for somebody very special to me.

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Oh, it looks fabulous! What a fun idea. :)

Sandy Toes said...

Very cute and creative! It will be so festive with all your cards on it!
sandy toe

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

What a cute idea!!! :) I Love it!! :)

Queen B. said...

love your project !!