I would officially like to welcome you to my favorite season of fall friends! This week I am part of a series called “Festival of Fall” which you guessed it, shows you all kinds of fall related home things, from recipes to crafts to home décor. My category was DIY Fall.
So I introduce to you…what I am calling a DIY Fall Burlap Shutter. How creative right! But that’s what it is folks.
Here’s what you need:
– An old shutter and spray paint (if you plan on painting your shutter)
– burlap and some burlap ribbon
– dried or fake flowers
– sticks from the yard
– a wooden star
– lots of glue and a hot glue gun!
I found my shutter on the side of the road with a free sign on it. So, I screech halted in my car and took the shutter like a ninja.
I wanted it to be an off white color instead of green so that it matched the colors in my house. So, I lightly sanded and then spray painted the top half of the shutter. (I didn’t need to spray the bottom because I knew I was covering it with burlap.)
After the paint dried, I took my burlap (which I got at an estate sale for 1.00) and spread it out on the floor. I laid my shutter on top and swaddled it like a baby then flipped it over and used my glue gun to keep it all in place.
I left some room under the burlap in the front so that I could arrange and add the flowers. I then glued them down to the shutter and placed the burlap back over the flowers and glued the burlap in place on the front of the shutter too.
Next, I went “shopping” in my backyard for sticks. Once I found the perfect sized sticks, I tucked them under the flowers and hot glued them in place. I also glued on burlap printed ribbon to the top and bottom to give it some extra pizzaz! ( I bought the ribbon at Jo-Anne Fabric store.)
I also attached a wooden star with a piece of twine tied tightly around the shutter. I found the stars at Goodwill and disassembled them so that I would have one single star for this project. (I also saw some cool wooden stars at craft stores…Michael’s/AC Moore.)
After the whole thing was put together I decided to add a piece of ribbon to the seam on the back of the shutter to prevent the burlap from fraying. I hot glued the ribbon on the perimeter the whole way around to get a nice tight seam.
And the final product! A burlap covered shutter:) Incredibly festive and looks great sitting against the wall or even hung up.
I would love for you to visit each of the other blogs who
are participating with me in the Festival of Fall, hosted
by The Everyday Home blog and Barb Garrett.
Each day will be a different theme, and I am sure you will
love seeing all the great projects presented each day –
so please come back and see what’s new.
Monday: Fall Crafts
Tuesday: Fall Recipes
Wednesday: Fall DIY
Thursday: Fall Decor
Friday: Fall Home Tours
You might also like this from Always Never Done:
Monday- Fall Crafts
Tuesday- Fall Recipes
Wednesday- Fall DIY
Thursday- Fall Decor
Friday- Fall Home Tour