I scored piles and piles of colored burlap at a community sale recently. I have never been able to find the stuff in stores, and there it was, $0.50 for more burlap than I will ever use. Wouldn’t you know it I recently ordered burlap coffee bags from Ebay after posting 50+ Burlap Decor Ideas. I am sure I will come up with something!
The red and blue were screaming to be made into a patriotic decor. I sprayed the burlap with Stiffy, a fabric stiffener by Plaid. This prevents the annoying fraying characteristic of cut burlap edges. When dry (about 1 hour) I cut the burlap background shape using my Sizzix with the Movers and Shapers Ornamental die, and the stars using Sizzix Originals Stars. I also cut some stars from paper scraps with reds and blues, and some rectangles from Tim Holtz Ideology Lost and Found paper pack. It has graphics for all of the holidays, and the 4th of July vintage images are super cool.
To put it together, I just glued on stars, buttons and paper rectangles randomly onto the background shapes using Fabri-Tac adhesive by Beacon. LOVE this stuff. It really is like hot glue in a bottle. Finally, I used clothespins to attach each decorated shape to rope. That is it. Super easy, like most things I show you with my Sizzix. That thing makes great projects so simple.