Make Your Own: Wrapping & Cross Stitching with Burlap

I love the earthy, natural, textural feel of burlap and I love that May Arts Ribbon has burlap ribbon in so many wonderful widths.

One of my favorite past times is counted cross stitch.  I find the counting and stitching relaxing and since I can’t draw, I feel like an artist when a picture or words begin to take shape under my needle.

A crafty tip is to look at your May Arts Ribbons as fabric because that’s exactly what they are!

I used May Arts Burlap Ribbon as the fabric for my counted cross stitching and May Arts Burlap String instead of embroidery floss to create a wrap for this burlap paper pillow box.  Once stitched, I just cut the wired edges off and pulled a few threads.

 Wrapping & Cross Stitching with Burlap

The holes in the ribbon aren’t even so the stitching is more rustic but I think that adds to its appeal. 

I made the box using DCWV Burlap Paper Stack.  Real burlap with a paper backing that makes it easy to die cut shapes.  I did some rough stitching with the red twine on the back so the burlap belly band can be slipped off easily making this gift box re-usable.  Two gifts in one…love that!

We’d love to see how your transform your May Arts Ribbons into fabric crafts.

By  Charlene Driggs



Partners in Craft Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

  •  Pillow Box Die – Papertrey Ink
  • Butterfly – stash
  • Large eye needle




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