Hey sweet friends!
Ready for more tablescape fun?Today I have a simple tutorial to make burlap bags to cover mason jars along with some wood circle tags.
I have seen photos of pretty flower arrangements wrapped in burlap and I loved the idea for little favors for my table. But I imagined me wasting more burlap then necessary and got very sad. I remembered I still had some burlap garland lying around from another project and found it to be the perfect solution.
And it ended up being crazy easy!
Here is what you need to make these...
Burlap Garland (found in the wreath section of a craft store)
Mason jars (size optional)
Natural Wood Circle tags (Or buy those unfinished wooden tags like these)
First, I laid a mason jar on the strip of burlap to size the bag.
Then I folded the burlap over until it was slightly higher then my jar and cut.
I did this for all of them at the same time and just used the first piece to measure the rest.
To make the bags, I went for my glue gun. I actually glued both sides at the bottom first so I knew how to line up the sides. This stuff can shift on you pretty easy.
Then I glued the rest of the way up on each side being careful that it adhered because it is so thinly woven.
Trim the top to make it straight and cut loose fibers.
Now you have a bag!
I placed my mason jar inside all snug and cute!
Next...Wood Circle Tags.I made these from a branch from my yard during the fall and had a bunch left over. I simply sawed off the circles and drilled holes in each one. I used alphabet stamps for the names of each guest at my table.
Using twine, I threaded the two ends through the backside of the tag to the front leaving a circle of twine in the back to put around my bag covered jar.
After slipping it over the top, I pulled the two pieces to tighten it and tied a bow.
You end up with really sweet and pretty favors.
(I added tulips which are my favorite flower)
And of course, you can use the bags in other ways...
Fill them with goodies and tie them off with ribbon, twine, a clothespin, or unique clip.
Package a small, handmade gift.
Make a longer bag to present a pretty bouquet of flowers.
Wrap it around a candle or potted plant.
Gift some organic, whole bean coffee or scented soaps.
May Day flower gifts
May Day flower gifts
So many uses!
Obviously, they are porous so use them wisely (like don't pour ground coffee in there...hahaha!)
But I think they are so fabulously versatile.
Pretty easy bags for a pretty presentation.
What do you think?
Love and hugs to each and every one of you!