I know it’s not even 2012 and here I am talking about Valentines Day crafts but it’s not my fault….. It’s actually the fault of our incredibly loving and inspiring friends JP and Elizabeth whom graciously donated 8 cocoa sacks to our “Blah to Bling Gift Exchange.” To further indemnify myself from premature Valentines day crafting I must say that I originally intended on up-cycling the burlap sacks into a large craft like curtains or a tufted burlap ottoman. However, some unforeseen olfactory issues forced me to come up with this sweet heart garland and a stuffed heart door hanger.
So what happened to my big burlap craft dreams? The smell of a dead donkey laying in poop is what happened! Note to self (and JP/Elizabeth) burlap bags that once held cocoa beans = nasty nasty!
Needless to say the stinky burlap bags made their way to the dumpster and I made my way to the fabric store for a fresh yard of clean burlap. With just a few stitches and daubs of paint I managed to create these cute non-stinky burlap valentines!
Happy New Year to all of our amazing friends!