Today I kick off our “Christmas Tidings” series along with Ann, Debbie, and Jane. This week we are bringing you projects made from vintage grain sacks or burlap, and a giveaway. These will all be things you can make and give aways as Christmas presents, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or keep them for yourself.
What you will need: Drop cloth, paint color of your choice, textile medium, paint brush or roller, painters tape, light weight batting, pins, scissors or cutting wheel, and a sewing machine.
I had all the materials on hand from other projects so this cost me nothing to put together.
I made 6 coasters so what you need for that is: 12 squares cut from pre-washed drop cloth 5″X5″, 6 squares of batting 5″X5″. I then mixed up my paint color and medium according to the directions on the bottle, and set that aside while I applied the painters tape to the squares to make the grain sack pattern (there is no wrong way to do this, just pick any pattern you choose, grain sacks are all different). Stipple on the paint mixture, leaving some areas bare of paint (you wan’t it to resemble a vintage grain sack). Let dry and heat set according to the directions on the back of the medium.
Assemble: drop cloth, batting, grain sack with right side facing up. Stitch around the edge with just enough seam to catch the batting to secure it in place. Wash them, following the directions on the back of the medium, and watch the edges fray giving them that vintage aged look.
Tie a ribbon around the coasters and give as a gift. I am also including a FREE gift tag printable in a reverse grain sack effect.
Gift Tag Printable
Just click on the Gift Tag Ornaments and you will be taken to a page to download and print.
Now on to the giveaway. Our generous sponsor of our giveaway is Holly who makes and sells handmade wooden signs with decorative vinyl lettering on her website Well of Words. She has donated two of her beautiful holiday signs to give to two lucky winners. One of them is this handmade Believe sign which would brighten up any wall or table display for the holidays! This 6 x 13 inch sign is hand painted a cheery Christmas red with white vinyl lettering and flecks of snow! And this All Hearts Come Home for Christmas is also handmade and painted off white with red and green vinyl lettering. This beauty would definitely add a bit of Christmas country charm to any home. (The giveaway is limited to residents of the continental US.