The ornaments are a great reuse project for the discontinued decorator samples I collect. And since the embroidery is already done, I can sew up a half dozen or these floral, burlap and twine bows in less than an hour. (How many handmade, upcycled gifts can you say that about?
1) CUT: Roughly cut out the flower or other shape and pin it to a larger piece of the brightest burlap you can find. No need for subtlety–you’re going to ravel it after all. Tip: I always prewash burlap. It makes it much easier to work with.
3) TRIM: Cut the top fabric close to the stitching. Trim the burlap about 1/4 inch larger.
$) FILL and FINISH:Stuff fiber fill into the opening and stitched closed. Cut a length of twine ( approx. 14-16 inches) and stitch it to the top of one flower, Stitch a second flower to the other end. Pull threads to fringe the burlap edges and you’re ready to tie it on.
These little ornament/gift tags can enjoy a second life on door knobs, windows, banisters and other fun places. Can’t do that with wine bags. How else could you use and reuse them? Any ideas?