I am so ready for Fall to get here! Are you? Do you have fall fever too?
I love everything about Autumn… the colors of the leaves, the smells of cinnamon and pumpkin, the yummy cooking…
…and the beautiful Fall decor, DIY’s and crafts.
Especially anything made with burlap!
DIY Painted Burlap Union Jack Pillow:
I have to admit this was a challenging DIY for me….there was a LOT of taping and measuring to make sure my stripes were straight and in the right place. I was really worried throughout several steps that it wasn’t going to turn out! At one point I thought I might be creating a whole new flag for a whole new country…. at the beginning it didn't look very Union-Jackish!!
But it really is just a matter of going step by step… and you will end up with beautiful Union Jack Pillows!
Iron on fusible tape
Craft Paints (I used two different colors)
First make an Envelope Style Pillow Cover – check out my tutorial here! Instead of sewing it, use iron on fusible tape.
Front of DIY Envelope Pillow Cover:
Back of DIY Envelope Pillow Cover:
Next stencil on your Union Jack Design using craft paint, a sponge spouncer and Frog tape.
I did a test strip of various craft paints (grey, white,silver, gold and blue) I had on hand to find which color combination worked together best. At first I thought gray and white would work but I ended up choosing a deep charcoal grey paint: FolkArt wrought Iron, and a soft Metallic Gold color: FolkArt Metallic Champagne.
I was going to write a tutorial on how to make the Union Jack design but it easiest to just google an image and copy it onto your pillow… just make your stripes line up in the middle, on the diagonal and centered to each other!
I have a couple of pictures of the beginning steps to get you started!
Start by taping off the center vertical stripe of the cross (a 3 inch wide stripe is what I used for my 18 x 18 pillow form), then tape off the horizontal stripe.
Using the pouncer add the charcoal grey paint and let dry.
Next tape off the rest to make the Union Jack design and fill in with more grey and the metallic champagne to create the pattern.
Pull off the tape and let dry. Add your pillow forms and you are done!
Although I was really sceptical of this DIY as I was doing it – I’m really happy with the way they turned out!
I really love the subtle sheen of the metallic champagne color next to the rich charcoal!
They add the perfect autumn rustic touch to my decor! I really love the texture of the burlap with the graphic design of the Union Jack flag.
Want more burlap? Check out thes easy and quick DIY Burlap Hurricane Sleeves!
I’m celebrating fall this week with a Burlap Blog Hop Party! Did you catch all the beautiful crafts and decor this week? I’ll be posting a blog hop recap tomorrow so you can see them all!
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline made this adorable Burlap Table Topper edged with vintage linens, buttons and some newer fabric flowers.
Isn’t it gorgeous!
Here are the other blogger’s projects in the burlap party:
Kristin @ http://www.yellowblissroad.com/
Maryann @ http://www.domestically-speaking.com/
Shannon @ http://foxhollowcottage.com/
Angelina @ http://jojoandeloise.com/
Kristin @ http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
Kristen @ http://www.ellaclaireinspired.com/
Debbie @ http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/
Check back tomorrow for the Burlap Linky Party where you can link up your own Burlap DIY’s, Decor and Craft projects!! Let’s see what you can create with Burlap!
…and don’t forget to link up to Project Inspired Linky Party! On now!
…..Follow me on Pinterest! I pin features from Project Inspired all week!!….
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Written by Heather at Setting for Four
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