Our final entry in this round of the Ultimate Southern Challenge is a collaboration between Sweet Tea Photography and Petal’s Edge Floral Design. These vendors and their team put together several burlap-based projects, which we’re excited to share with you today!
Petal’s Edge put together this French hand-tied bouquet using natural cotton, cotton pods, and magnolia foliage. They wrapped the stems in burlap and added a pearl-centered burlap rosette (see below for the DIY!).
Another burlap rosette made its way onto a boutonniere, accented with a brown cotton pod and mini magnolia leaves. We also loved the burlap-covered pew cone holding a simple posy of balsa wood flowers. To make your own, take a square piece of card stock and spray adhesive glue on the surface. Place a piece of burlap across the face to adhere. Roll the paper to form a three-dimensional cone, and use hot glue or staples to secure.
A peek at the burlap-based table the team put together, including a burlap-wrapped luminaria, burlap linens, burlap napkins, and a burlap menu wrap! We love the centerpiece of magnolia leaves, tweedia, and cotton, too!
Last but certainly not least, the team put together two different burlap wreaths. They included these simple instructions for the one on the left: “To make a burlap wreath, begin by cutting a long strip of burlap approximately 4” in width. Thread the burlap onto a length of wire using an accordion-style fold. Continue adding more burlap to the wire until you have the degree of lushness that you want. For the wire, you can use a heavy duty floral wire or a coat hanger.”
Florals: Petal’s Edge Floral Design // Photography: Sweet Tea Photography // Paper Goods: Little Bit Heart // Cake: Kendall’s Cakes // Location: Lee-Fendall House // Rentals: Select Event Rentals
Thank you so much! Readers, if you love these ideas, be sure to leave a comment below! Remember, you’re welcome to vote for more than one concept.
Burlap rosette instructions:
Begin by folding a square or rectangular piece of burlap into a roll about 1”- wide. Once you have the burlap strip rolled, take one end and make a dog-ear fold. Roll the fold towards yourself about 4-5 times. This makes a nice center for your rosette. Then flip or twist the burlap and continue wrapping it around the rose center. You can hot glue the burlap to secure your coils as you go along. Continue until you have a flower the size you want. (NOTE: If you want bigger petals, start with a folded strip of wider than 1”.)
This is all beautiful! Go Petal’s Edge!!
Thanks so much for including us! We had such a lovely time working on this shoot! Thanks for holding these fun competitions! Your magazine is the “bee’s knees!”
Who knew burlap could be so pretty? Love, love. love this! So creative!
Great job team!!
I love everything Little Bit Heart does. These ladies are not just so very talented and uniquely creative but truly lovely people as well! Good luck in all your creative adventures!
Beautiful and so creative!
Obviously I love it! Thanks for posting our work! We really enjoyed the challenge.
little bit of heart always manages to pull off the most unique, appealing designs. I just love that company!!!
Looks fabulous ladies!
Wow, what a fantastic idea. Love how it combines the rough with the elegant and still pulls it off as completely classy!
We had so much fun collaborating with our team on this challenge. Thanks for including us!!
STUNNING! So happy we get to work with such talented people! Awesome job Lisa Marie and Gerry & Rebecca!
Howdy Y’all. Love the cotton centerpiece. The photographs were impressive too!
What an awesome idea. Love the table setting with the menu wrap on the napkin, how creative. Those girls at Little Bit Heart are amazing.
Beautiful work….I love it all!! Little bit heart always has the most unique, creative, beautiful paper goods! I love their work!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Good luck, Petals Edge!
Little Bit Heart – what can I say??? You guys did an amazing job once again! You are always bringing such a great sense of style to EVERYTHING that you touch. Well done!
LOVE this look!!! It’s fabulous.
Woo Hoo! Always amazed by their work.
wonderful ideas so back to nature and do it your self ideas. great for other events as well!
LOVE Sweet Tea!!!! They are amazing! Lisa is doing my wedding in November and I can not wait! SO talented – GO SWEET TEA!!!
Love this so much! So many cute and fun ways to incorporate burlap :-)
Wonderful photos and I love the idea of a burlap floral boutonniere!
Love this! So much nicer than the typical predictable wedding flowers.
those centerpieces are to die for! nicely done.
This is so fabulous it makes this northern city girl want to have a burlap wedding!
Great work. Love all the designs!!!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! did I say that I LOVE this!!!
Loved the cotton floral arrangement! So gorgeous as always, Petal’s Edge!
Petal’s Edge is amazing!
Petal’s Edge is AMAZING! So creative, with a unique design for every aspect of a beautiful Southern wedding! They get my vote!!!
Gorgeous & incredibly creative!
Amazing, per usual!
Very unique ideas. A step away from the norm. Beautiful photos.
beautiful photography by sweet tea photography….as usual!
What unique and beautiful ideas!
I think these designs from Petal’s Edge are great. I love the rustic concepts.
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this look, it’s so charming.
I love this! So creative and lovely! Definitely my favorite!!
Gorgeous work. Who knew burlap could be so elegant? This gets my vote.
I love this!! What a cute idea.
Sweet Tea never fails to amaze me. Your ingenuity and creativity are a winning combination.
Thanks for coming through again!
Love the burlap! Every creative and original.
I love this!!! What a beautiful way to be so rustic :D Love it!!!! I adore the cotton in the floral arrangements :D Great Idea Petal’s Edge !!!!!
I love these designs, but I am especially loving the burlap rosette boutineer! Beautiful, petals edge!
Amazing that burlap can look so beautiful.
Just such a creative use of materials! Who would believe burlap could look so beautiful!
omg i LOVE this! Sweet Tea rocks ~ and i love all these DIY burlap details. everything ties together so nicely and is so unique!
Gorgeous shoot!! Love all those details!
Petal’s Edge did the floral arrangements for my daughter’s wedding in 2009–beautiful work, great people to work with.
Love the use of cotton!
The burlap mini rosette on the bouqquet is ADORABLE!
This is beautiful! Love it!
What fun ways to incorporate burlap and cotton. Love it!
Oh this is my favorite!
This one is my favorite. Simple and elegant.
Amazing!! I didn’t even know burlap could be beautiful until I saw this. Every detail, the wrap around the flowers, the rosette, the combination of or groups paper goods and, who knew it, beautiful burlap!
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I love the use of burlap by Petal’s Edge in all the designs. Somehow the designers managed to use a material thought of as plain and turn it into an elegant design accompaniment. It may have been through the gentle color combinations that worked so well with the burlap or the addition of beautiful touches such as the burlap rosette. However they did it, the results were stunning!
This is beautiful!!
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