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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.

April 28, 2013

DIY-Shabby Roses Bunting



We are excited for this next week, our daughter is graduating from college. Yay...she got married last summer and this summer completes college. Wow I'm so proud of her I can hardly contain myself.
She won Offensive Soccer Player of the year at her college...wow...
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In utter happiness....I have created a banner/bunting of sorts. We are having lovely weather and I decided to hang it outside with all the blooms on our porch!
We have a vintage stove and fridge on our back porch so I wanted this to have a vintage feel.
If you would like to make one...it is almost too easy to even discuss!
WHAT YOU NEED: (your favorite colors!)
FABRIC WITH ROSES or flowers
BURLAP
LACE
THREAD
GLUE
HEMMING TAPE or rick rack, a long piece about 2 or 3 yards(at Joann's or Hobby Lobby in the sewing section) this    is optional though...
Find your favorite fabric...something with a rose in the center.
THIS IS MOSTLY CUTTING AND A TINY BIT OF SEWING...OR HEY USE GLUE IT DOES NOT MATTER!
Get yer' burlap! Cut it about 7 or 8 inches long and 5 inches across....cut the bottom part to a point in the center...You won't use the entire length, you will be folding the top part back...but bear with me.


I looked for round things....one that would fit around the rose I had. A teacup, cereal bowl, a ribbon holder....find your rose on your fabric, then a round item that is bigger than the rose.



I cut 5 little round circles, 5 medium, and 5 big round circles....and a few extra.

Then I started stacking them smallest to largest...and cut a few in between...the more circles will be the more petals of your flowers.
NEXT YOU GET THE CIRCLES COMPLETELY WET AND TOSS THEM INTO A DRYER WITH A DRY TOWEL....
The dryer frays the edges...
THE EDGES GET KIND OF SHABBY LOOKING...IF YOU WANT MORE...GET THEM WET AGAIN AND DRY THEM AGAIN!
CENTER THEM ABOVE YOUR POINT ON YOUR BURLAP...PIN IN THE CENTER AND SEW AROUND THE SMALLEST CIRCLE(or glue it). 

This is so easy...that is it...that is all the sewing you do on your flower. 
When you are done sewing on the flowers, you will fold down the top of the burlap about an inch...making sure all of the bunting pieces are similar in length...pin the top down on all your burlap pieces, but before sewing add your hemming tape like the picture above.


You can sew lace on the edges if you like, or rick rack...you can even hot glue it on...this is not going to be an heirloom piece so hot glue all you want!
Now the last part...where you pinned the top down...you can use the same pins and pin the hemming tape down across the top...one long piece...to connect the pieces together.  You don't have to use hemming tape, you could use lace or rick rack to join your bunting pieces together.
....the hemming tape....I pinched and pleated it every few inches and sewed over it.  The piece is long so you sew all your burlap pieces together.

You could use white or cream or colored laces and rick rack...look at them and decide what colors you want...bright? neutral? all white?  
YOu could use all whites for a beautiful Shabby Rose look...or go bright and summery!



I decided to spray paint a few jars too ....
Joining in with
Blessings,
thank you for stopping by
Debbie

April 4, 2013

Shabby Chic Style TABLESCAPE FOR SPRING-HANDPAINTED PINK ROSES

Hello everyone! 
I rarely pull out my china....
it is our family's china....
handpainted by my husband's grandmother.
She had a gift for painting china....
and painting roses.
Each of her grandchildren received a set of china when they married or were grown.
I picked pink roses 33 years ago...
every anniversary she would hand paint us a platter, or serving dish...
so my collection is quite extensive....
I'm very grateful.
She told me how to line the roses up when setting the table....
I've always loved roses,
and I've loved them everywhere.
I know it is outdated to have wallpaper...
but I love mine in the dining room. With old fashioned roses climbing up the wall.
I never tire of it.


and one more thing
this is our newest addition.
Our farm is having babies in every pen...
calves, lambs, chicks, baby pigs....
you name it.
But this is our cutest.
Meet...."OREO"


JOINING IN WITH THESE AMAZING PARTIES!
Susan @

GLAD YOU STOPPED BY!
BLESSINGS,
DEBBIE