If you give a blogger some burlap, she’s going to figure out a way to decorate with it.
That’s just what I did when presented with some burlap yardage and the challenge to create a Thanksgiving craft. I decided to make some cute burlap envelope place cards for our Thanksgiving table. Inside each one, I’ll leave each guest a note about why I’m thankful for them.
These were super-fun and easy to make. And once again, there is no sewing involved!
I’m thrilled to be joining Ann from On Sutton Place, Suzy from Worthing Court, Barb from The Everyday Home, Deb from Confessions of a Plate Addict and Yvonne from StoneGable once again for our monthly No-Sew Showcase.
Since it’s November, we’re each sharing a Thanksgiving craft or project. And while several of us used versatile and cheap burlap, you’ll see our projects are all quite different.
(Be sure to read to the end of the post. We have a giveaway that will help you jumpstart your own no-sew project!)
I once again used my favorite no-sew product to make my project: Fabric Fusion double-stick permanent tape. It makes these no-sew projects so easy to do. I was able to whip out several envelope place cards in a matter of minutes.
This project is a great way to use up all your fabric scraps. In addition to the brown burlap, I made envelopes out of a thick matelasse fabric and green burlap ribbon.
Here’s a quick rundown on how to fold your own envelopes out of fabric:
- Cut out a rectangle of fabric. I created a pattern out of computer paper. Mine measured 7 inches by 4.25 inches.
- Fold over a 1/2 inch seam on each side of the fabric, securing with Fabric Fusion tape.
- Fold the top of the of your rectangle into a point, securing with double-stick tape, to create the envelope closure.
- Fold the bottom of the rectangle up, about a third of the way. Fold the top of the envelope down and iron to secure seams and close.
This is just a basic origami envelope, but using fabric instead of paper. I always find it’s easiest to follow along in a video. So, I made a short one to show you how to fold your own envelopes.
I told you these are easy to make.
I used vintage pins and earrings to finish my envelopes.
You could also tie them with pretty ribbon. Or if you’re handy with a needle and thread, sew on a button closure.
While I made these for our Thanksgiving table, you could use these fabric envelopes for all kinds of things.
You could sew them to a wall hanging or a blanket to make a unique advent calendar for Christmas. Or wrap up a gift card in unique packaging.
These would also make gorgeous handmade party favors for wedding guests.
The possibilities are endless!
Be sure to check out all the other great No-Sew Thanksgiving Projects from my blogging pals.
No-Sew Burlap Cornucopia from Confessions of a Plate Addict
No-Sew Thankful Banner by Worthing Court
Burlap and Organza Wine Bottle Wrap by The Everyday Home
No-Sew Wine Bottle Gift Wrap by On Sutton Place
No-Sew Thanksgiving Burlap Webbing Placemat and Napkin Ring by StoneGable
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