Burlap is my new favorite crafting fabric. I've been pondering some different ways to use it, and this is my latest "creation."
I took a hardback book that I haven't been able to sell on half.com
Then I shooed the cat away as he tried to burrow into the fabric.
I cut the burlap into strips the length and width of the book.
Then I began to glue the strips to the inside of the cover and wrap them around the width of the book.
Next I "wove" the shorter strips in lengthwise.
I pulled and tightened and adjusted and glued....
...until I had a nice, tight weave all around the book.
Then I took some pretty copper ribbon and glued it into the front and back covers to make a close-tie.
I also glued a little of the same ribbon on the cover.
And I'm done! I am calling my experiment a success.
This would be a great way to spruce up a journal or photo album. Christmas gifts, perhaps?
(P.S. In addition to some other fun parties, I'm also linking this to Polly Want A Crafter and The Shabby Chic Cottage!