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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

23 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is beautiful, wonderful, easy and fun!
Love your jars too, it's all girly and gorgeous!
Cindy

Denise Marie said...

It sure is joyful!!

Unknown said...

What a sweet bunting. I love the burlap with the variety of pink patterns, and those pink mason jars. Too cute.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Congratulations to your Daughter. All the best to her and her new husband. Just love your decorations. Thank you for sharing them. I will be added them in my idea book.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

ornate splendor said...

Lovely! Just lovely! Great job on this burlap banner! Love the way you layered the fabrics to get the sweet flower petal effect. Would even be lovely for a bridal shower. Catherine (new follower)

Cherilyn said...

I love it! Love the combo of roses and burlap! Congratulations to your daughter. What a pretty porch for your celebrations.

Bernideen said...

This is really darling!

Cyndee@Restyled-Junk said...

That is beautiful and just my style! Thanks for the tutorial!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is so cute and so fun and I love all of your fabrics. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Thanks also for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Kadee Willow said...

Hi, Debbie... Congrats to your daughter on her graduation! Next week my "baby" graduates, too! Kind of a bittersweet moment, right? I love the bunting and the hint to wet the circles and dry them so that the edges fray. Good idea! Your party for her is so very girlie.. I know she will love the effort you took to commemorate her accomplishments! New follower, here!! Drop on by my blog when you get a chance. I would so love that!!

Coffee Mom said...

Gorgeous!!!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Congrats to your daughter! I can see your happiness in your project!! It is fun and pretty at the same time!!

suzyq said...

Love this!! Just so cute,
Suzyq

Mommy Evolution said...

Visiting from Monday Funday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at thejennyevolution.com. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

Jennifer
thejennyevolution.com

Lisa said...

What a cute banner! Thank you for the tutorial. :)

The Bashful Nest said...

Congrats to you and your daughter! The bunting is so beautiful, I love the girlie fabrics and of course the color pink.

Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Love it all! I'll be featuring you at Knick of Time Tuesday on Monday night. Thanks for sharing at the party!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

How pretty! I love all of the fabrics you used! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party today at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Unknown said...

Wonderful! Great tutorial too. Love the jars too!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations to all!! What glorious occasions. The banner is perfection!! Speaking of banner, your blog banner is PERFECT!! My heart skipped a beat when the page first opened. Red and aqua, my favorite combination after black and white.
Was fun stopping by via Kathryn's, and I look forward to future visits so I've added you to my sidebar.
xoxo's

Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life said...

Your bunting is so cute. And those pink jars. I love it all.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

These are gorgeous and so pretty!

Deb said...

This is so pretty. I'm new to your blog, Debbie. It is truly charming. New follower from Ontario, Canada. Deb