Winter is officially here as evidenced by the calendar and the blizzard we had about a week ago.
Christmas is put away and the mantel needed a winter look.
My challenge is decorating around the tv without it being a distraction.
I started by making a burlap cover to warm up the white. The idea came from Rene at Cottage and Vine who makes these great table runners from burlap.
I measured the length and depth, cut one rectangular piece with 1/2" seam allowance.
Then I cut 4" strips, one for the length, two for the depth on the sides.
I attached the 4" strips and mitered the corners for a tailored looking fit:
Finally I unraveled the horizontal threads about almost 2" up from the bottom edge and started making knots with the vertical threads, every 6 strands:
Here it is all dressed up:
I made the wooden bin below and a couple others in a post here.
And a quick seasonal round up:
Making it cozy for the next few months.
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