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Burlap is very popular for home decor, crafts, and even wedding and bridal shower decorations. The rustic look is in and I love it!
Take a look at this pretty burlap and lace tray. I made it using an old picture frame that I had stashed away in a closet. I have admired so many awesome burlap craft projects online and really wanted to make one myself. So, I decided to freshen up the look of my dining room table by making a centerpiece tray. It was so simple to do. Let me show you how.
How To Make A Pretty Burlap & Lace Tray
Remove the backing from the picture frame.
Next, you will come to a cardboard insert. Remove it and save it. The cardboard will be the base you will glue the burlap onto.
Lay a piece of burlap* out on the table.
*I used a piece that is about the size of the whole frame 12″ x 16″. I got a selection of pre-cut pieces in assorted colors from Burlap Fabric. I love it that I now have a supply that can be used for other projects. This tray looks so pretty that I may make another one with light blue burlap and an ivory colored frame. It will look great on my dresser.
Using a crayon or piece of chalk, draw a light outline of the cardboard insert onto the burlap.
Cut 4 pieces of ribbon just a bit longer than each side of the drawn rectangle.
Starting with the two short sides, squirt fabric glue along each side near your crayon line and gently press the ribbon onto the glue.
Do the same for the longer side, overlapping the ends of the short sides.
Your ribbon has now formed a rectangular frame on the burlap. Allow the glue to dry for about 30 minutes.
Now, squirt narrow lines of fabric glue on one side of the cardboard.
Gently lay the burlap onto it and press it on with a flat hand.
Allow the glue to dry another 30 minutes.
After the glue is dry, trim off the excess burlap on the edge of the cardboard.
Tip: leave at least 1/2 inch of fabric over the edge of the cardboard. It will tuck inside the frame nicely.
Insert the burlap/lace covered cardboard into the picture frame so that the finished side is against the glass.
If your picture frame has supports for holding the picture inside the frame, put them in place.
Ideally, the outer back of the frame should be put back on but I was unable to do it. The frame was so well made that I could not remove the stand that was attached to get the frame to stand up. Since I wanted my tray to lie flat on the table, I left that backing off. It worked very well. Finally, I put it in the middle of my dining room table with a floral arrangement and candle on it.
To make your own burlap projects, go on over to BurlapFabric.com.