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!
seersucker and burlap…..ahhhhh, I’m totally swooning! They are my favorites!
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Absolutely beautiful Becca! You are so talented.
I love the combination of pink seer sucker and burlap in this setting! Thanks to Becca and Amy for the tutorial!
I love the combination of pink seer sucker and burlap in this setting! Thanks to Becca and Amy for the how-to!
Thanks y’all for these kind comments! We had a blast pulling this together!
Beautifully done! I didn’t know burlap could be so elegant!
Absolutely love it ladies!! Thanks for bringing your how-to magic to the Granary at WinMock.
Very pretty! Simple southern elegance!
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!
Love it! So fresh and unique!
Awwww, thanks for all the sweet comments!!!!
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.
So pretty, I love the flowers!
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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Gorgeous! Love your designs and layout. Comfortable, warm and inviting.
Very Pretty! Pink!!
Love the combination of textures and colors, ladies! Romantic and southern, but unique with the glitter and fabric – perfect!
how do i buy the cotton bouquet? looking for some already made