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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”.)

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Jaime reply

    This is all beautiful! Go Petal’s Edge!!

  2. avatar Lisa Marie reply

    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!”

  3. avatar Donna reply

    Who knew burlap could be so pretty? Love, love. love this! So creative!

  4. avatar Jessica@TWB reply

    Great job team!!

  5. avatar Addie Conte reply

    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!

  6. avatar Joe reply

    Beautiful and so creative!

  7. avatar Rebecca Henry reply

    Obviously I love it! Thanks for posting our work! We really enjoyed the challenge.

  8. avatar debbie reply

    little bit of heart always manages to pull off the most unique, appealing designs. I just love that company!!!

  9. avatar Amber Karson reply

    Looks fabulous ladies!

  10. avatar Daniel Wellington reply

    Wow, what a fantastic idea. Love how it combines the rough with the elegant and still pulls it off as completely classy!

  11. avatar Gerry Rogers reply

    We had so much fun collaborating with our team on this challenge. Thanks for including us!!

  12. avatar Engaging Affairs reply

    STUNNING! So happy we get to work with such talented people! Awesome job Lisa Marie and Gerry & Rebecca!

  13. avatar martha reply

    Howdy Y’all. Love the cotton centerpiece. The photographs were impressive too!

  14. avatar Betty reply

    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.

  15. avatar Elizabeth reply

    Beautiful work….I love it all!! Little bit heart always has the most unique, creative, beautiful paper goods! I love their work!

  16. avatar Emily Rusch reply

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Good luck, Petals Edge!

  17. avatar JoAnn reply

    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!

  18. avatar Victoria C. reply

    LOVE this look!!! It’s fabulous.

  19. avatar Allison Manning reply

    Woo Hoo! Always amazed by their work.

  20. avatar Rana reply

    Love this!

  21. avatar linda butler reply

    wonderful ideas so back to nature and do it your self ideas. great for other events as well!

  22. avatar Mariel reply

    LOVE Sweet Tea!!!! They are amazing! Lisa is doing my wedding in November and I can not wait! SO talented – GO SWEET TEA!!!

  23. avatar Emilie Hilsenrath reply

    Love this so much! So many cute and fun ways to incorporate burlap :-)

  24. avatar Leah reply

    Wonderful photos and I love the idea of a burlap floral boutonniere!

  25. avatar Valiantsina reply

    Great ideas!

  26. avatar Tonya reply

    Love this! So much nicer than the typical predictable wedding flowers.

  27. avatar Lauren reply

    those centerpieces are to die for! nicely done.

  28. avatar Chrissy reply

    This is so fabulous it makes this northern city girl want to have a burlap wedding!

  29. avatar Dana reply

    Great work. Love all the designs!!!

  30. avatar Nicole reply

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! did I say that I LOVE this!!!

  31. avatar Shauna reply

    Loved the cotton floral arrangement! So gorgeous as always, Petal’s Edge!

  32. avatar jane reply

    Petal’s Edge is amazing!

  33. avatar M reply

    Petal’s Edge is AMAZING! So creative, with a unique design for every aspect of a beautiful Southern wedding! They get my vote!!!

  34. avatar Ketaki reply

    Gorgeous & incredibly creative!

  35. avatar Neil B. reply

    Amazing, per usual!

  36. avatar Carolyn Hengstler reply

    Very unique ideas. A step away from the norm. Beautiful photos.

  37. avatar ann s. reply

    beautiful photography by sweet tea photography….as usual!

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  39. avatar Liz reply

    What unique and beautiful ideas!

  40. avatar Lynn Adams reply

    I think these designs from Petal’s Edge are great. I love the rustic concepts.

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  42. avatar Shannon reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this look, it’s so charming.

  43. avatar amy reply

    I love this! So creative and lovely! Definitely my favorite!!

  44. avatar Penney reply

    Gorgeous work. Who knew burlap could be so elegant? This gets my vote.

  45. avatar Jilandra reply

    I love this!! What a cute idea.

  46. avatar Anthony J. reply

    Sweet Tea never fails to amaze me. Your ingenuity and creativity are a winning combination.
    Thanks for coming through again!

  47. avatar KSGent reply

    Love the burlap! Every creative and original.

  48. avatar April L. reply

    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 !!!!!

  49. avatar robin reply

    I love these designs, but I am especially loving the burlap rosette boutineer! Beautiful, petals edge!

  50. avatar Sean reply

    Amazing that burlap can look so beautiful.

  51. avatar Susan Armstrong reply

    Just such a creative use of materials! Who would believe burlap could look so beautiful!

  52. avatar bree [capitolromance] reply

    omg i LOVE this! Sweet Tea rocks ~ and i love all these DIY burlap details. everything ties together so nicely and is so unique!

  53. avatar Colleen {Soundtrack To I Do} reply

    Gorgeous shoot!! Love all those details!

  54. avatar David Armstrong reply

    Petal’s Edge did the floral arrangements for my daughter’s wedding in 2009–beautiful work, great people to work with.

  55. avatar Karla reply

    Love the use of cotton!

  56. avatar Cris of Kiss My Tulle reply

    The burlap mini rosette on the bouqquet is ADORABLE!

  57. avatar Rachel B. reply

    This is beautiful! Love it!

  58. avatar Sara @ Bella Notte reply

    What fun ways to incorporate burlap and cotton. Love it!

  59. avatar Laurel G reply

    Oh this is my favorite!

  60. avatar Heidi reply

    This one is my favorite. Simple and elegant.

  61. avatar Sandy reply

    It’s lovely!

  62. avatar Elisa reply

    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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  64. avatar Vicki Portney reply

    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!

  65. avatar Charlotte reply

    This is beautiful!!

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Our next burlap challenge finalist is a collaboration between Rebecca Rose Events and Amy Lynne Originals, North Carolina wedding vendors who share a studio space! They put together a fabulous DIY involving burlap flowers and GLITTER! Read on for all of the details!

From the ladies:

“This submission is a collaboration between Becca and Claire from Rebecca Rose Events and Amy of Amy Lynne Originals, and photographed by Sara Wilson of sLogan. For this Southern challenge, we found a way to combine rustic, rough burlap with the unexpected. Enter burlap flowers with glitter! It wasn’t enough to just cover the table with burlap, so we took it several steps further. The bridal bouquet and centerpieces contain burlap flowers with glittered edges and glittered billy balls (okay, Amy says the technical term is “craspedia”) at the center of each flower. The boutonniere contains burlap leaves as well! To pull it all together, we covered the table in burlap and used glittered burlap wraps on each place setting to tuck and hold the menus on the napkins. The table number is glittered on burlap as well.”

Instructions for burlap flowers:

1. Start by creating the center of your flowers. We used billy balls but didn’t want them to be yellow (their natural color).
2. If you too, want to change the color, pick up a can of spray paint and go to town.
3. Let the painted balls dry, then use a spray adhesive and dip in glitter (optional).
4. Use a sealant spray and let billy balls dry. This prevents the glitter from flaking off (a big must if you’re planning to use these in any wedding venue)!
5. Cut burlap into individual petals. Size can vary, but ours were approximately 2 inches long and 1 inch wide at the thickest part of the petal.
6. Thread a needle and sew the base of each petal around the stem of the billy ball. This isn’t exact science and good sewing skills are not needed – we promise! Just keep adding petals until you’ve formed a full flower shape.
7. Use fabric glue to line the edge of each petal and sprinkle with glitter.
8. Repeat the sealant process and spray the whole flower to seal in the glitter. (We used the same steps to create the menu wraps too!)
9. Thread a thin floral wire (available at any craft store!) through the base of each flower to create a flexible “stem”.

Thank you so much, ladies! Readers, Rebecca has been so kind as to post a few step-by-step images on her blog here, which should come in handy if you’re planning to tackle this DIY yourself. If you love this idea, be sure to comment and let us know! Remember, you’re welcome to vote for more than one concept.

Floral design: Amy Lynne Originals // Planning/style: Rebecca Rose Events // Photography: sLogan Photography // Location: The Granary Barn

Rebecca Rose Events and Amy Lynne Originals are fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar elizabeth {lovely little parties} reply

    seersucker and burlap…..ahhhhh, I’m totally swooning! They are my favorites!

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  3. avatar Mark Potter reply

    Absolutely beautiful Becca! You are so talented.

  4. avatar Katie reply

    I love the combination of pink seer sucker and burlap in this setting! Thanks to Becca and Amy for the tutorial!

  5. avatar Katie reply

    I love the combination of pink seer sucker and burlap in this setting! Thanks to Becca and Amy for the how-to!

  6. avatar Becca reply

    Thanks y’all for these kind comments! We had a blast pulling this together!

  7. avatar Terry A. reply

    Beautifully done! I didn’t know burlap could be so elegant!

  8. avatar Andrea reply

    Absolutely love it ladies!! Thanks for bringing your how-to magic to the Granary at WinMock.

  9. avatar Kayla reply

    Very pretty! Simple southern elegance!

  10. avatar Tabatha reply

    Such a creative use of burlap – with the not-so-expected pink and seersucker! Genius. And the amber bottles create such an amazing glow.
    Thank you Becca and Amy for continued inspiration!

  11. avatar Beth Mack reply

    Love it! So fresh and unique!

  12. avatar Amy Dunlap reply

    Awwww, thanks for all the sweet comments!!!!

  13. avatar LEC reply

    LOVE it but I’m also crazy about the seersucker runner. Any idea where the fabric is from?.I’ve been trying to find this exact fabric(in blue) for my wedding.

  14. avatar Mandy reply

    So pretty, I love the flowers!

  15. avatar Becca reply


    So glad you love the pink seer sucker runner! That fabric isn’t actually a standard rented table linen…we made our own runner. You can find seer sucker (in pink/red, yellow, green and blue) at JoAnn Fabrics. No sewing necessary – you’ll just need to measure out the yardage and you can fold the sides over and iron the crease (use iron-on fabric tape for the best quality) to keep the sides even, straight, and flat.


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  17. avatar Marcia reply

    Gorgeous! Love your designs and layout. Comfortable, warm and inviting.

  18. avatar Floral Cotton reply

    Very Pretty! Pink!!

  19. avatar Meredith reply

    Love the combination of textures and colors, ladies! Romantic and southern, but unique with the glitter and fabric – perfect!

  20. avatar eddie reply

    how do i buy the cotton bouquet? looking for some already made

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