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.
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.
Partners in Craft Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- Pillow Box Die – Papertrey Ink
- Butterfly – stash
- Large eye needle