Friday, November 18, 2011

Burlap ribbon in floral arrangements

 Silk hydrangeas are getting better looking all the time. I made this arrangement for a client's kitchen using a basket, some silk hydrangeas and burlap ribbon. I had to share how awesome this ribbon is! I saw someone selling it online for twice the price I paid for it. Have you seen this stuff or used it? It is from the crafts store Michaels.
 After clipping off some of the wire stems of the hydrangeas I loaded the basket with the flowers.
 Then I took the ribbon and wove it through the arrangement hiding any gaps and let it peak out the ends.  It looks so pretty and rustic.
 Love this.
 This terrific ribbon is $3.99 a roll at Michaels. It has finished edges and it is my new favorite thing.  It is the first time burlap has been in my house~and I love it!  I plan to get more of it before it sells out.
I buy my baskets at Home Goods as I think their selection and prices are better than Michaels.
 This iron plant stand is going to go in my clients kitchen too. Same principal~clip the flowers, fill the container, then weave some burlap ribbon through the arrangement. Super easy.
 This would be easy to change out seasonally too. The container is from Home Goods. After I bring this to my client I am hoping to be able to share some decorating I am doing on her new house trying to give it a little french cottage flavor.
 Other things you can do with this ribbon is line a tray with it and then fill it with plates holding nibbles for guests or make an arrangement using what you have around the house...
 Dillon happened to be on the couch waiting for Mr. Maison Decor to come home and take him for their long walk at the end of the day.
 He is the sweetest dog we have ever owned~we love him to pieces. He is a rescue dog from Oklahoma and we found him online and ordered him, I mean, saved him!
Dillon is a sweetheart. He is six years old now.

Oh, look at him perk right up when he hears a truck coming up the hill~but today a lot of trucks are coming up the hill as a new house is going in on the end of the road...you'll still have to wait buddy.


41 comments:

Susan D. said...

Amy, what a beautiful arrangement! You might try hunting for baskets at your local thrift stores. Ours has so many and they are all very inexpensive!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Amy, I am cracking up at that picture of your big dog squishing your sofa. Too cute. I am going to have to go to Michaels again. I went the other day, but did not look at the ribbon. Love the arrangement you made.

Chrissy said...

Amy, what a great find. I didn't even know that they made burlap ribbon? I am definitely going to go get a roll. It looks wonderful woven through the hydrangeas.
Thanks for sharing

Linsey said...

That's soo funny...I just picked up a roll of that exact thing at Micheal's this morning and almost bought it...then changed my mind last minute because I have yards of burlap at home on the bolt. Now I wish I would have! I too have some great silk hydrangeas...I ♥ them!

Linsey @ Farmhouse Porch

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
I would love to have some of that burlap ribbon. I'll be heading to Michaels soon to get some. Love how it looks in the arrangements.

Lucky client to have you to design for her.

hugs
Sissie

Katie said...

Thanks for the tip about the burlap ribbon. Your arrangement is beautiful. The pics of Dillon are too funny! What a sweetheart.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love it-the burlap ribbon is so great added to your arrangements :)

Debbie said...

Every home should have a big, soft, brown and white pillow on the sofa! With your creativity you managed to work him into your decorating. I didn't see him at first because I was looking at your pretty table arrangement.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Amy, Dillon is a cutie! I just want to squeeze him! I love that second picture great shot, simply beautiful. Martina

Donna said...

I used this ribbon outside on tinker last Christmas and must say I love it too!
I forgot how inexpensive it is! It loos so wonderful in the florals you made!
Dillon looks so cute waiting for "dad" to come home.
My dog used to do the same thing~so precious
Have a great weekend
hugs,
Donna

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Look how cute Dillon is waiting at the window! I love silk hydrangeas. That burlap ribbon is great. I need to make a trip to Michael's.

Cindy said...

Love the flower arrangements, the plant stand, the dog...I just love it all!! Thank you yet again for being so inspiring, Amy!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing the burlap ribbon--I want some too! The dog sitting on the couch is so adorable!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great arrangements, Amy! I love hydrangeas and the burlap goes so well with them and the basket you used. I'll have to look for some of that ribbon. It looks like a good thing to keep on hand.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh yes, I've tried the burlap ribbon. I just love it too! I've tied it around all kind of things. Really! I'm thinking I will use it on my mantel in my Christmas decorations.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

I will have to go to Michaels too and get some ribbon,you know they will sell out now that you mentioned the ribbon!
Love the dog on the couch so cute.

Blondie's Journal said...

I have been hearing lots of good things about burlap ribbon! I have to try some in a few projects. Your arrangement is lovely.

Dillon is precious...how sweet of you to save him!

XO,
Jane

Kelly said...

I didn't know Michaels sold burlap ribbon! Hot diggity! I would love to get some for Christmas decorating. I bet it will be hard to find this time of year though. Things start selling out fast if they're popular. That was a good idea to incorporate it into a flower arrangement. Your dog is cute. Our dogs are the same age!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Amy I love your baskets of hydrangeas! I was doing some pictures for my website today and really was wanting some silk hydrangeas badly! I will have to go look at Michaels ~ I love that burlap!! It is some of my favorite!
Your dog is adorable!!

xoxo
Lori

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Exactly what I was looking for!! I was just at Michaels and wasn't looking for ribbon but this is what I need. I hope they still have it...FANTASTIC! Thank you! :)

The enchanted home said...

Looks so pretty Amy, I have always loved the look of burlap and get it on sale at Michaels....yours looks great!

sewbetsy said...

Cute ideas with the Burlap ribbon Amy ! I think you must be a frustrated painter - when I look at your pretty pretty house and things - the thought strikes me that you "paint" with the things and your home is your canvas.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Beautiful floral arrangements! I love that burlap ribbon. I might have to get some for Christmas decor!

Your dog is sooo sweet!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Thank you so much for sharing where to get the ribbon. Hope they still have some at our local store. I agree, faux hydrangeas are the most real looking of any of the flowers to me.
Pretty arrangement!

Rita M said...

Great arrangement Amy, you can use this burlap ribbon in many ways. Cute dog :)

Blessings,
Rita

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

What a beautiful arrangement. What don't you do well?! Your Dillon is so handsome... he is obviously a very special and lucky boy.

Kathy said...

He is a doll, looks like an American Pit like the one I have. Very loving and for rescued dogs don't they just have the best in taste. He so loves your sofa. Oh yes by all means the arrangements are great and I esp. love the burlap. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

Cindy said...

God, i love that arrangement, i'm soooo copying it. I do have some of that burlap ribbon, and i love it too, but now after seeing your arrangement i love it more. Ummmmm, is Dillon to die for or what, waiting on his daddy... i need a good photo of him!

Cindy

Stacy Curran said...

Your living room literally looks prettier and prettier every time you show it!
Stacy

Cathy said...

Love the ribbon and your floral basket!!In fact, I have to go to Michaels tomorrow and will for sure have to look for some as I love using burlap in my decor for the holidays! Last but not least, I love your sweet dog on the couch!!! Hugs... Cathy aka GGJ

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ok..I know this is my second comment..but I just wanted thank you for the idea of putting a tray behind my stove. I bought a lovely one at a garage sale..put it in a corner and sort of forgot it. Then..I SAW yours! I didn't walk but ran to fetch it and it now hangs behind my not so attractive stove making look MUCH better.

Oh..and the sink idea you spoke about in your comments...HOW I would love a farm sink...well..I just try and not think about it. :) Perhaps one day. But thank you so much for the idea. I love it!
:)'s
Mona

vintageandart said...

The hydrangeas DO look real don't they....love the burlap ribbon and the pics of your living room are gorgeous as well.

Juniper Hill Antiques said...

Your work is inspiring! So pretty and creative, no wonder your home is so warm and welcoming. Dillon certainly hit the jackpot of happiness when he found you, what a great dog!

Mariaelena said...

So pretty...I LOVE that ribbon...I discovered it last year at Michael's and use it all the time...this year I tied my cornstalks with it!!...very nice arrangement!!...xo, Mariaelena

Acquired Objects said...

Nice arrangement! I've used the burlap ribbon for wrapping clay pots, dress them up. Love your Dillon we have a Dylan too!

Enjoy your Sunday!
Debra

SHERRY HART said...

First things first....that dog is the cutest! My dog does the same thing when waiting for my husband to come home at night. I have not seen that burlap ribbon at my Michaels......must go back and look again. Would be great to use during the holidays!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your living room is stunning, and I think that Dillon is so handsome! :D Thanks for sharing the Michael's burlap ribbon with us. We live right down the street from a Michael's store, and Home Goods is across the parking lot from it!

Olivia said...

I wanted to leave a comment, as I just did on Betsy's blog too. But did y'all change something about how we get the blogs on email? I only receive the abbreviated version now and I used to be able to see the whole thing. I now have to go to your actual blog instead of reading in my in box and some times I can't get on, especially on my iPhone, so bring back the full version if you can. I love your blog and don't want to miss a thing! Thanks!!!

SavannahGranny said...

The burlap ribbon is beautiful but Dillon is AWESOME!! I am in love with Dillon, he rocks. Ginger

Jocelyne said...

Oh ! You have a new dog and rescued him ! This is very kind of you. I hope things are going smoothly between Dillon and your other dog (sorry, I forgot his name).
This is such a pretty basket, I love hydrangea silk flowers and I love how the burlap ribbon gives a cottage and rustic feel. I think burlap is also beautiful in Christmas decoration.
Oh ! and thank you for visiting my blog the other day !

vignette design said...

Your photos are wonderful and the flowers look so real!

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