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Monday, September 2, 2013

rolled burlap flower hot cocoa tin


Let us call this project really what it is-- procrastinating at its finest.  Anyone interested in the path?  So today is the last day for the Moxie Fab World Christmas challenges, and while I'm not really in the festive holiday spirit I noticed that the Holiday Food & Wrap was lacking some love, so, challenge happy girl that I am thought this would be a good use of my time (Lynn, this is where you perhaps tell me that walking out the door for a run in the rain would be a better use of my time).  So last week I did an online card class on rolled ribbon flowers for Charity Wings and while the original project was with chevron twill, because of the interactive nature of the class the gals asked to see the technique with burlap, so I made the above flower.  So in the spirit of procrastinating this morning I went for my favorite color combo of kraft and red, upcycling a Gertie's granola tin into a stylish holder for some homemade hot cocoa packets (which you can't see, but if you look closely on the flower, you'll see where I accidentally spilled hot cocoa all over my project).   But then after I'd play with the May Arts 4 inch burlap and the faux burlap, I was trying to figure out how to take it up a notch for the holidays, and enter May Arts silk.  And presto, a perfect present ready for the tree...    Can I say I am never this organized?  Thanks Cath for the motivation... now off for that run.  

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Your procrastination paid off...this project is amazing! I love all the texture with the burlap and the soft ribbon. Just know that you exercise a heck of a lot more than I do...so I am just giving you a hard time. It's 9:40 and 90 degrees here...off for a run myself but it may be more a walk truth be told!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, love the burlap wrap and flower!

~amy~ said...

okay, you crack me up. This is an awesome project...what the heck, homemade hot cocoa packets...you say you're not organized but my idea of hot cocoa is Swiss Miss.

this turned out so very pretty. I love all the texture and gorgeous rich colors.

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Cath said...

Hey Erin! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Food & Treat Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)