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In part 1 of this craft video Cheri shows us how to make a burlap wall hanging, using burlap, yarn and beads.
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Let’s make something really beautiful and fun to hang on our walls now.
What you’re going to need to make this project are some beads, some feathers. You’re going to need a piece of burlap that you can get from your local art store or from a fabric store. You’re going to need a needle point needle that you’re going to use for the weaving of your ribbons and pieces of yarn. You’ll need a doll rod to hang it at the end. And of course, you’re going to need some yarn and some ribbons for decorating. And at the very when we’re doing some decorating, we’re going to need our hot glue gun.
So, let’s go ahead and I’ll explain to how we’re going to do these and we’ll actually get started on making our wall hanging.
Okay, after you’ve cut out the shape that you want for your wall hanging, and of course you can do any size you want and then you can make this as big or small as you feel doing that particular day. But what’s going to happen here is because the way burlap is made, it’s actually woven, we’re going to be pulling the horizontal threads out of the fabric here. So if you wanted to decide at the head of time which end of the burlap is going to be your top and which is going to be the bottom.
So what I'm going to do is at the bottom here, I'm going to start pulling out some of these threads. You have to make sure—you know on one-burlap, they always have one edge that is sewn shot, so that it doesn’t unravel. We need to cut that edge off of your burlap. I've already done that so that all my threads can be easily pulled out of here.
The manufacture doesn’t want you to be able to pull the threads out. So that’s why they put a scene on one end of it, so it doesn’t unravel. But for what we’re doing, we need to be able to pull these threads out.
So you can se how I'm starting to pull these threads out. And you can kind a plan ahead of time or you can just have sort of pull them as you go along and you can always come back and pull out more.
Now would be a good time for me to kind of decide on a color scheme here. And you want to pick out colors that are going to look good with your burlap color. So, I'm thinking here maybe a kind of white off white would be a good, it looks good with the green and maybe some black. It looks like we’ve got all different kinds of black and you know. If you have enough variety, it’s always fun to use the same colors, but in different materials. If you have that ling around a house or if you want to go out shopping and you know, go to a craft store or fabric store, and pick out different kinds of ribbons and yarns and things like that, that’s great too.
So I think I've got a lot of different kinds of white, and off whites. I've got different kinds of black here. And then I just want a fourth colors and accent color, and I could either go with this kind of yellow orange here which would look good or maybe this really glittery gold. And I think what I’ll do is kind of wait and see how everything else kind of falls in the place, and then we can add that accent color.
So what I'm going to do I think, I want to put—I think I want to start with black at the bottom here. So, to get a black piece of ribbon in here, I'm going to have to pull out maybe one or two more threads, so it fits in there and then one more.
So what you have to decide is if you want to come up from underneath or go down from the top but basically, what you’re doing is weaving. And you’re going to go under and then you’re going to decide how many threads you want to go over. Just remembering that on the top part, that’s the ribbon that’s going to show through, and then when you go under, you won’t see the ribbon. So basically, this is what we’re talking about is you’re going to see the green threads on top and then you’re going to see more ribbon.
See you kind of decide when you’re doing your weaving. How much of the ribbon you want to show and how much of the green burlap you want to show.
And then you just weave it through and pull your ribbon through, and it’s not very difficult. It’s certainly not a messy project. There, you little clean up except for others threads, the burlap threads everywhere.
The reason I've given this extra room across here is so that, let see, so I can put a bead on here, and then I'm just going to make a little point out of my ribbon and then put a bead on here and I might even. Actually, here’s what I’m going to do. Put a little glue on here, and I'm going to squeeze the ribbon around the stem of the feather and then, I’ll put a little glue here, and slide my bead so it gets some glue on it just like that and there you go. That’s why I had extra ribbon, so that you can actually have things hanging from your wall hanging.