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Fourth of July Faux Mantle

Are you sick of my rustic, country chic Americana yet? No?

Awesome! Cause I’ve got another round for you!

I re-fanicificated the newly painted bookshelf for the upcoming holiday. You might recognize the Firecrackers and the 1776 embroidery from earlier in the week.
The newest projects are the woven burlap runner and the picture frame twine star. 
For the runner:
A piece of burlap for the base, a scrap of woven fabric, a safety pin and scissors.
Rip the fabric into strips. I used 3 strips about 3/4 in wide. 
Decide where you want the strips and pull out the burlap threads. Using the safety pin weave the strips through the burlap. I went over 10 and under 5 for the middle round and eyeballed similar spacing for the outside strips
Come back Sunday for a tutorial on the picture frame star!

Summer Blog Challenge:

Day 20:
Day 21: Recent words of wisdom: “Even if it breaks your heart” 
It’s my new motto. Kinda like Nike, Just Go For It
Day 22: When I was a kid I wanted to be a vet. Or a fashion designer. Or an artist. Or an equine massage therapist. 
I wanted to be a lot but there was always a theme of creativity and love of animals. 
I guess not much has changed 🙂


  1. Wow that table runner is awesome! And that embroidery is beautiful! Did you do those yourself? I tried some embroidery when I was young, my mom loves everything with needles, but there are too many tiny fingers to get pricked around here so I’d like to wait till the kids are older. haha I’ll probably save the table runner for a day when one 13 month old who shall remain nameless will be old enough to know better than to pull it down on his head!!

    Also, I did not know equine massage therapy was a career. that’s awesome!

  2. WOW!! That is gorgeous. Love it.

  3. (i didn’t know about equine massage therapy either – ha!) i love your patriotic arrangement! i’ve been looking for diy things along these lines, i will be copy-catting :o)

  4. I love the burlap table runner! So pretty! And the way you framed with the embroidery hoops is adorable! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  5. I’m a fan of ‘faux mantels’ and I love yours…esp. the burlap runner. I saw your link at tatertots and jello’s party.

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  6. Okay I’m in love with your runner..but you have me intriqued with how you got your burlap to be a perfect square in the embrodiery hoop…probably something very obvious, right? Love your 4th of July decorating! Thanks for sharing this at Sunday Blog Love!