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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 30, 2011

Stencil Crows on Burlap

Lately I have had these thoughts....even dreams....hubby says I talk about spray painting in my sleep....how would he know? The man snores and thinks that I talk in my sleep? Again how would Mr. Motorboat know? We are madly in love....mad +love = madly in love! Big smile.

With all the burlap excitement over blogland...I decided to jump on board with the blogcitement (my made up word) and make something...I even dreamed about this!

I took a very old stencil (Blue Ribbon Stencils), black paint, and our bestest friend Burlap and joined the three!

I worked and worked (for about 15 minutes) and made a table runner. I had so much fun, I tore up some nubby muslin and made napkins, no hemming here! I went for a rustic look...Mr. Farmer (alias Mr. Motorboat) was amused...said his mother would never use napkins that weren't hemmed. I told him his mother would never wash all the eggs I wash, chase sheep all over 3 acres when they get out, get up during the night and help lambs be born, and pick up disgusting things in the barn!

Then he changed his tactics and said "He liked the way the napkins turned out!" hmmppphhh!
Remember, my kids are at college, we are trapped in the house together! Big smile! hahaha

Anyhoo back to Diy (Do it Yourself) or DIM (Did it myself) oh yes! I like DIM

Next, I'm in to cake stands, cake pedestals, cupcake pedestals....I'm lovin' making these things. One for every holiday!

All you need is a plate, candle stand, and my friend...Mr. spray paint!

Glue them together, add a little trim, I even spray painted the lace black since I didn't have any.

Right now I am just using the pedestals for Halloween and Fall decor, not food! Spray paint and food aren't usually an appetizing combination. Big smile!

Well that's all for now! Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out all the blogcitement at DIY with Roeshel

Susan @ http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/




Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love the sneak peek at the table runner and napkins. So cute. I also really love the cake stands. That look fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your DIY projects are adorable, but I really love the conversation between hubby and you. I would say good for you girl...you came back with a good one! My hubs snores too, jerks and other various things and then he tells me I moan in my sleep. Give me a break! I tell him he better watch it cuz no court would find me guilty if they heard him snore!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Debbie, I am in love with that runner and with the napkins. How CUTE! The cake stand is also clever.

Happy Met Monday...


Sheila :-)

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love the burlap runner. I cheated and bought one at PB but have been thinking about stenciling it. After seeing yours I think I will. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Rebekah

Simple Home said...

I can't wait to see them on your table. Where do you come up with all of your great ideas? I'd never have thought to spray paint the lace. It turned out great!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Hi Debbie, funny post and great projects! I can't believe we have to wait until TT for the reveal of the runner and naps!!
I like DIM!

The House Creative said...

love your napkin holders. I have this on my list of things to do right now. I would love to see more of the table runner.

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE your DIY post today, Debbie!! I just won a crow from Pennywig's recently, and this tablerunner would be so cute to go with it now!!.. What a bummer though.. It's kinda hard to think about decorating when I'm surrounded by moving boxes! Maybe I'll get to try to make one before thanksgiving anyways, or just the technique at least for Christmas, right?! Hope you had a great weekend! ~tina

From the Old InkWell said...

Debbie, LOVE LOVE LOVE the little teaser preview of the table runner, napkins, and cake plate. You are so bad! I can't wait to get a good look at them. :)

I can so relate to your comments on being madly in love!!! LOL!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very nice work! I love the little birds on the burlap runner and the matching napkins. That cake stand is also perfect for Halloween. Thanks for sharing your craftiness with us.

Unknown said...

Debbie! I love these projects! The table runner is awesome. Also, thank you so much for featuring my button. YOU ROCK! Just requested your friendship on FB. xo


Roeshel said...

Your DIY projects are awesome. I love the stencil - the table runner and napkins are super cute! The cake stand is so pretty! Great job!

Thanks so much for adding your inspiration to the Fall Festival! :)


Ramona said...

Good Morning Debbie ~
Oh my good golly girl....that runner is wonderful! It is such a blessing when ideas come to you in your dreams...now that is what I call "sweet dreams". I also love, love the cake stand...and the black spray painted lace...be still my heart! You always inspire me.

Have a great week.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Anonymous said...

Love the birds that you stenciled on the burlap...just adorable!!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love that black bird on the napkins, wow what a great look...

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I LOVE those little birdie napkins! So, so cute! What a creative lady you are :).

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

cute, cute, and just so cute!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh you really did do it yourself! That runner looks like it will be so cute, and your cake stand is great! I would never have thought to spray the trim too. Another thing you did yourself is give me a smile. I just love it when an in love woman can make her in love husband ashamed of his remarks! laurie

{oc cottage} said...

Now those are some really crafty creations!!!

m ^..^

Moore Minutes said...

Oh! You did an amazing job! I especially love the napkins. And...there are 3 absolutely beautiful women in your family: mom, daughter, and daughter in love. ;)

Happy Met Monday!


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the table runner. I still haven't gotten on the burlap bandwagon. I guess I really should. And I love DIM better too.

Mandy said...

Everything is darling - you did a great job!

Sarah said...

The runner is so cute and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cake stand! Fantastic!


Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

What a fun project. I love the crows. So great! Don't you just love burlap. I think I have gone a little burlap crazy lately.

Awesome project!


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

I love these, Debbie! That little cake plate is absolutley adorable, as is the napkin. Both great ideas! I havent seen anything like the cake plate and it really fancied it up. Fabulous! I invite you to join in Thrifty Thursday with this great ideas. Be sure and link back if you do. Have a great day, sweeet friend!

Anonymous said...


My husband and I must be madly in love too!! LOL Sometimes we're so in love, I sleep in the guest room.

Your table runner is beautiful. I may have to steal that idea. Love the napkins too, with or without the hem.

What a great idea about the cake stands for different holidays too.

Hugs, Gretchen

Sherri said...

I love it! I wish I had those stencils. I'd whip one up myself.

The Cottage Girl said...

I like your inspiration of making a cake plate for every holiday! Tell us, do you use a wooden plate or is it ceramic?

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

These are super adorable. I would love to have some of these. Can't wait to see your finished tablescape. From the little sneak of the pedistal and new linens, it's going to be fantastic!