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Burlap and Lace Flowers

by Jane Windham on April 23, 2012

Hi everyone! Yesterday was a rainy day, and it was a perfect day to make these burlap and lace flowers. If you were wondering what I was going to do with the lace that I painted yellow, now you know! Click here if you missed that post.

I will have to say that I was venturing into virgin territory when I started making these flowers, but I just gathered up some scrap materials and started working. I did read a few tutorials that I found on  Pinterest.

I made these flowers to go on these glass containers that I’m using for centerpieces for a golf benefit party. As you have probably guessed, we’re using yellow and lemons as our theme for the party. So I will be placing fresh lemon slices in the bottom of the container, and some yellow and white flowers in the container. Can you see it?

So to get started, I just cut some petal shaped pieces out of the yellow lace.

Then I put a dab of hot glue in the center and pinched it together.

I did the same to all three pieces and glued them together.

Next I cut a little flower shape out of burlap and pinched it together with hot glue. That keeps your flower from being too one-dimensional. Working with burlap makes a mess as you can see on my tablecloth. I made something else with the white burlap, but it’s not quite finished so I’ll show it another day.

To make the center of the flower, I cut a rough circle out of the fabric I painted yellow. I just hot-glued the fabric to the metal covered button.

The 2 parts were put together and

Voila! A burlap and lace flower!

I made 8 of the flowers yesterday afternoon. Each one is unique because I used different materials on each one.

This is my favorite one with the polka dot center.

I’ve already cut the burlap strips to fit around the containers, and I’ll put all the flowers on today.

I’ll be sure to take pictures the night of the party so that you can see how they looked.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Poppy April 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

Oh how cute they look and so perfect for a golf party centerpiece:) I like the texture of the burlap with the delicate lace and the colors are so “springy”! Adorable button covers:) Thanks for the tutorial, Jane. Hugs,Poppy


Melanie April 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

That is adorable! Can’t wait to see the pictures of the party!!


Gina April 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

These are so cute! I love the sunny yellow and I love the way they look on the glass containers. Super job, Jane!


Samantha April 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm

What lovely centerpieces! Glad you shared them this week on Cowgirl Up!
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls


Mary April 24, 2012 at 4:58 am

Jane~ Your lace & burlap flowers are adorable! I love the polka dotted center one too! What fun accents for vases :)


Bj April 24, 2012 at 5:38 am

You should add these on to my party , last Sunday. They are so cute! Just sayin :)


Barbara F. April 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

You are one busy lady! Painted lace, boy, I am impressed. :) xo


Jean Windham April 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

Great job Jane. I love the unique flowers and I am sure they will help make a lovely tablescape. See y0u on Thursday for the party. Jean


Jennifer April 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

So cute!!! Can’t wait to see more pics!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs April 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Jane, those flowers are adorable!….I can’t wait to see pictures of the party!…You certainly have put much effort into making it a success….and I am sure it will be!!


Diane@ The Checkered Apple April 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

The yellow lace on the flowers turned out great! Looking forward to seeing pics from the party too!


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