Easy Pleated Burlap
While admiring all the nature inspired scrapbooking goodies companies are coming out with, I fell in love with the whole burlap craze. Of course no one does burlap like May Arts does so I got to thinking of different ways to incorporate burlap ribbon onto my projects. Here is one really easy way to add even more texture and dimension to your projects. Pleated burlap.
The first step is pleating your ribbon. These burlap ribbons come wired so this step is easy.
Next run a straight stitch down the middle of your ribbon using a sewing machine. This step is to secure the pleats.
Your ribbon is now ready to be added to a project.
Or for a shabbier look simply cut the wire off of the sides. Add double sided tape to the back of the ribbon right where you snipped off the wire. This would be to control the fray.
Here’s how I used these pleated ribbons on two cards. One features the regular and the other is frayed.
- May Arts Ribbon Used:
- 445 1.5″ Wired Faux Burlap
Partner in Crafts Supplies Used:
- Authentique “Grace” Collection Pattern Paper