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10 November, 2013

Burlap, Drop Cloth and Chalkboards...Oh, My!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun with Burlap, Drop Cloth and ChalkboardsWhen it comes to decorating DIYs, I always find myself drawn to these three…burlap, drop cloth and chalkboards! Do you? I think it’s because they make such a fun statement without costing a whole lot of money…two big advantages in my book! So I was excited to find some wonderful examples of creative ways to use them at The Scoop this week…and some of them can be used over the holidays!

0219b6ba025d67e6958acf176f9877bc Isn’t this a fun idea? I am thinking Christmas decorations! Purple Hues and Me gives you a detailed tutorial for making these fabulous 3-D burlap stars!

46415f726b1a43a02b937661a3936801I have been seeing more and more variations of printed burlap and, of course, I love this one with a frenchy print! Confessions of a Serial DIYer shows us how to to use it to make this pretty burlap framed mirror.

4dd7c784679ba24b326a7b71900791a2 Burlap is the perfect fabric for this fall harvest wreath from Implausibly Beautiful. Love those pretty embellishments!

467929874ffa5fb8efb49f97747ff0f1 Number Fifth-Three share this easy idea for a rustic burlap tassel garland…another fun possibility for Christmas decorations! Be sure to head over for the tutorial.

9ec32a13b5edfccd6c992e9551c8b2b2Here is another idea for a banner using burlap from Glamorous Affordable Life…and she has added some pretty lace as well!

e681691e6b4231fd3fd999a110c0346cI love this fun burlap tree from DIY beautify…another project that can carry right on over into Christmas…

f4946f39c46c1f1cf30da91659e9b6b5 …as well as her drop cloth tree! She has hit two of my three favorite project mediums in one post!

2265d0c6d51b04565570475baee536ddAnd while we are on the subject of drop cloth…The Turquoise Home shares how she added some structure to her drop cloth curtains…fabulous!

09e38ccca8a71053b451969b9ce09804 And you know I love this one…2 Vintage Sisters used drop cloth to create a liner for her French market cart so that she can use it as a laundry hamper…genius!

ef0b3187048ede0e39754199055dd842 Here’s a colorful and meaningful family sign from Denise on a Whim…and that’s not a chalkboard! It’s actually drop cloth painted to look like it!

df480855d224311711fb73c0fcb3ec7a And speaking of chalkboards…you have got to love Thrifty Rebel’s copper platter chalkboard sign door chimes! She shares the details on her blog.

441caa1d7c89acd971d5b03ecad20298Why have I never thought of this one? Setting for Four uses inexpensive thrift store tiles and turns them into chalkboard hot pads embellished with seasonal art from a printable! Love it! And these would make wonderful gifts, too!

fafa622abe27797e42ed4ec9a0eafce1 At the Farmhouse transformed a chalkboard for her sister’s shop into Christmas art using some pretty fonts…

6086f1462c18d6cc1186fd4bc3b27743 …and created a chalkboard “fire” for an old mantel! Don’t you love this?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Stockings6I have to join in the fun by adding a few of my favorites as well, like my burlap and plaid Christmas stockings…still one of my most popular posts! You can find out how to make them, plus their matching wreath, by clicking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Autumn GreetingAnother one of my favorites…my vintage yardstick framed chalkboard…so fun for adding a little seasonal greeting for my guests! You can see how to make it by clicking here.
You will find many more projects using burlap, drop cloth and chalkboards by visiting my project gallery…over 100 projects all in one place!

The Scoop on Fall Vignettes ButtonAnd don’t forget that our Scoop on Creating Fall Vignettes tour is still in full swing! Twenty-five talented bloggers are sharing their secrets for creating vignettes…just in time for Thanksgiving! You will find a link to the full schedule here.

Be sure to head on over to The Scoop to check out more wonderfully creative links! I am also featuring some of your links on my new Pinterest board Shared at The Scoop Linky Party and I have shared them on my blog's Facebook page. Be sure to come back Monday evening at 6:00 pm EST to join me for The Scoop!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the amazing burlap, drop cloth and chalkboard projects! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures,  Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. WOW! You have some really wonderful features here today, Debbie. I am off to visit a few of them.

  2. Thanks so much, Debbie, for including me in your selection of those awesome features! So many wonderful and inspiring creations!

  3. Those are three of my favorite things to decorate with also!! Thanks for the great collection!

  4. thanks so much for this wonderful post - everything is GREAT.

  5. What a great collection of ideas! I love the burlap and drop cloth trees! Thanks,

  6. WoW! Debbie these are fabulous!! I will be trying a few of them~ Thanks for putting this great collection together, when it comes to Burlap and Drop Cloth I am right there all the way!

    Huggs, Nancy


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