Inspired by a burlap and lace tablerunner created by Professor Pincushion, Tiffany Windsor created a Fall tablescape featuring looped burlap and pearl flowers. A vintage favorite from the Momma Aleene’s archives, these flowers are a perfect way to transform a floral topiary to match this rustic theme.
Materials for Burlap and Pearl Flowers
Burlap by the yard
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Pearl stickers (or pearl finish buttons)
Optional – 18 gauge stem wire or wooden skewers (for flower stems)
NOTE: if there is any step that you do not understand, be sure to watch Tiffany’s video tutorial as it may be helpful to see a visual of all these steps :o)
1. Most burlap yardage is stitched along the sides to keep it from unraveling. If your burlap in stitched, cut away stitch line with scissors.
2. Cut burlap into 20″ width.
3. Measure and mark at 4″ intervals (for large flowers), 3″ intervals (for medium flowers) and 2-1/2″ intervals (for smaller flower).
4. Find one thread at mark line and pull out completely. (Set aside to use for twine accents.)
5. Apply glue along each side where you have removed the thread. Spread glue wide enough to cover two rows of burlap threads. This will help to keep burlap from unraveling during next step. Let glue dry completely.
7. Once you have removed the threads, you can now cut the burlap apart between the glue lines. You should now have several pieces that will be used to create individual flowers. Please note that if you want smaller, less bulky flowers, you can cut your 20″ pieces into 10″ pieces.
8. Apply glue along one long edge of burlap strip. Fold over to glue the two straight edges together. You should now have a looped edge and an edge with two layers.
9. You are now ready to start rolling the burlap strip. Apply glue along the straight edge. If you are creating a flower on a stem, you will want to lay the wire (or skewer) perpendicular into the glue at the end of the burlap strip. If you are not using a stem, just begin rolling the strip, pressing to keep the roll tight and keep the cut edges even. When you are finished rolling, you will have the shape of a flower bud. To create a fully-blooming flower, press the flower face down on work surface to spread out the loops.
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