I LOVE crafting. It fills my “joy/in a good mood” tank! Every time I get to do a craft (uninterrupted), I get giddy and my heart starts to race. I started this craft a week ago and my sisters house and just finished it today. There are loads of cool things you can do on the internet with burlap. I found this design on Pinterest but she used a wood cross of sorts. It was not burlap AND she charged way too much for me to just go buy it. So my crafty self came up with this design.
2 yards of burlap
acrylic paints and brushes
hot glue gun
15-20 plastic Walmart type bags
1. So, come up with the design and draw it on some butcher paper. Make it pretty big (like you are going to actually sew around the cross). This step took me three tries to get it the exact size I wanted. 2. When you have your design figured out, use a pen to trace the design onto the burlap. 3. Paint the cross with whatever design you want. I used the chevron design (because it’s popular right now). You’ll need to let it dry before you move on. I let it dry over night (or for 3/4 hours). 4. Cut out the painted part of the cross. Leave the other yard for later. 5. Then hot glue (*USING GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF GLUE) the part of the cross up to where it “t’s”. Stuff the cross with plastic bags, using a pencil or ruler to get it “stiff”. Parts of your burlap might come unglued…so glue those parts back. 6. Continue gluing the edges of the cross to get the rest of the cross “stiff” with the plastic bags. 7. Now, cut a strip of burlap to make a bow. Hot glue that in desired location. 8. Finally, use a spare piece of burlap to hot glue to the back so that you can hang it on a door hanger.
Voila! You’re finished!!! Go craft something cool. Shoot me a picture, so I can see. 🙂