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After seeing the results from our mason jar and escort card challenges, we didn’t know if y’all would be able to top yourselves the third time around. Of course, we never should have doubted! Your entries were as creative and crafty and SOUTHERN as always, and you made it very difficult for us to choose a winner. But choose a winner we did, using a highly-scientific combination of reader votes and editor opinions.

Congratulations to Sweet Tea Photography, Petal’s Edge, and the rest of the Virginia team! We loved all of the burlap projects they submitted, from a burlap bouquet wrap to burlap pew cones, wreaths, menus, candles, boutonnieres and more. You can see their whole submission here!

Kudos also to our runners-up, the Tying the Knot team and Events Uncorked! We loved both of their ideas — combining burlap and oysters, and a DIY burlap bow tie, respectively.

And lastly, one more congratulations and thank you to ALL of our participants and finalists — Cedarwood + Kristyn Hogan, Rebecca Rose + Amy Lynne, Formal Fringe, Pretty Peachtree, and Dodeline Design.

Stay tuned, because the next Ultimate Southern Challenge will be posted next week!! Suggestions for future challenges are welcomed below :)

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Lisa Marie reply

    So exciting! Thank you SW mag!

  2. avatar Floral Cotton reply

    Super Awesome! Congrats Petal’s Edge! Sooooo Pretty!

  3. avatar [email protected]nvites reply

    great entry! just love it!!!

  4. avatar Gerry Rogers reply

    Thank you thank you thank you!! We had SOOO much fun!!

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Our next burlap finalist is a small detail, but one that would so delight guests, I think. Reader Lauren (who got married on Saturday!!) worked with Dodeline Design to create a classic, elegant invitation suite that included a burlap belly band and wax seal. I love the texture the burlap adds to the otherwise crisp design! Paige Tanenbaum contributed the beautiful calligraphy, and Seastar Arts, the photos.

Thank you so much, ladies! Readers, if you love this idea, be sure to let us know in the comments! And remember, you’re welcome to give a vote of support to more than one concept.

Dodeline Design is a fabulous member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Madelynne Miller reply

    Definitely my favorite – I LOVE the contrast between the bold blue and the rustic burlap. STUNNING! Good mix of classic elegance and rustic chic!

  2. avatar Floral Cotton reply

    Burlap? What goes better with that than Cotton??? We actually use a burlap sheet as the base for our expo booth! WOOOOO! Awesome contest.

  3. avatar Erin Davenport reply

    Gorgeous! Love love love it, both the pretty paper and lovely photography by Sea Star Arts :)

  4. avatar Richard Ellis Photography reply

    Looks beautiful! Love the burlap detail and the crisp cobalt blue!

  5. avatar Peyton Porter reply

    That is SO cute! LOVE, LOVE it!

  6. avatar Floral Cotton reply

    Love it! Soooo cute!

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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.

Credits:
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
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  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

    LEC,

    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.

    Enjoy!
    Becca

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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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