Here is my dilemma: I would like to make my hubby a gift for Valentines Day but I don’t want it to be centered around candy. My hubs and I have set a goal for ourselves to improve our diets and try to lead a healthier life. For us this includes no added sugar. Despite the fact that candy is my favorite food group (I might be related to Buddy the Elf) and Valentines Day is a major candy type of holiday, I want this Valentines Day to be centered around activities and gifts that you can’t eat.
This project was inspired by the many yarn wrapped letters that are all over Pinterest. I decided to take this idea in a different direction by wrapping mini letters in burlap ribbon. Great idea, right? Well… not quite. The finished project looks great but to be honest the process of completing this project was a pain in the neck. As much as I like the look of burlap, the little holes make great spots for hot glue to seep through and burn fingers. After I completed this project I told Jillian to remind me how much I dislike working with burlap next time I have another “great idea”. Of course I’ll probably quickly forget about my pain and will do another project with burlap soon.
Do you like working with burlap? Do you have tricks or a favorite adhesive that you use when trying to stick burlap to other materials? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
Why not celebrate the little things? This project will help you remember all the good things that happened over the year. Starting January 1st, write all the good things that have happened to you on little pieces of paper and stick them in a container. These could be accomplishments, funny moments… any memories worth saving. Then, on December 31st open the jar and read all the amazing things that happen to you in 2015.
This had to be the fastest and easiest project I have ever done. So if you’re looking for a last minute gift or party favor for New Year Eve, this is the one!