1.22.2011

Burlap Blooms


I have been inspired by all the different fabric flowers growing in Blogland. So I decided to grow some myself . I bought this sweet little basket for a quarter a few years back at a garage sale. I thought it would be the perfect place to plant my blooms !



 I simply gathered strips of burlap using a running stitch.Tacked it together with thread and attached vintage broken earrings for the centers. These were very quick to whip up!



 My grandmother loved costume jewelry.I loved going through it as a kid and trying it on. I think she would approve of her broken & mismatched earrings becoming flowers.



         Some I frayed along one side before gathering,just for a little something different !
        
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                                  Have a warm and wonderful weekend, Tami

12 comments:

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I love your blooms!!! Thanks for stopping over, I live in Ohio too! Followed you back!

Verde Farm said...

These are beautiful! I love them. Check out Annie at Firefly Hill Style-she has some roses that are really cute too. :)

nickys nook said...

i like these flowers-where do you find the burlap fabric

Blessings said...

I love vintage jewlery and this is such a creative, unique way to display vintage finds..
~~HUGS~~

Melissa said...

I really enjoy these flowers. Great job. I am also your new follower.

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

They are beautiful. Great job.

Julia said...

These are just darling and a great way to use up old jewelry!! What a cute idea:).

~Julia

Kelly said...

Love these so much! I definitely want to try them. I'm your newest follower!

Kelly

Lindy said...

Love your flowers and the button garland, too!

April said...

Oh these are beautiful! LOVE!

freckled laundry said...

This is very pretty, Tammy! Can't go wrong with burlap, flowers, and old, vintage jewelry. {sigh} Thanks for sharing with air your Laundry Friday!

Tam said...

I love these!!! You may find some of these in and around my house soon.

Love following your blog by the way.