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Jun 01, 2015 05:00AM ● Published by Family Features

Pinboards are buzzing with endless inspiration, bringing clever and colorful projects to life. For brides to be, the hottest looks in wedding decor can be yours with just a bit of creativity.

The evolution of touch is underway, with fabrics and embellishments featuring texture and intrigue becoming huge hits this bridal season. Take materials such as burlap, chalkboard finishes, monogram letters and mason jars to the next level by mixing and matching with the season’s colors.

Picture your big day with pretty petals adorned in lace offset by rustic trimmings. This understated yet feminine look can be yours with these trending projects from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Take these ideas and gather your girlfriends for a pre-wedding craft session. You’ll love unleashing your creativity as well as the extra bonding time with the girls, all in preparation for the big event.

Burlap Cone Floral Hanger
Crafting time: 1-2 hours
Skill level: No experience necessary

Supplies and Tools:
  • Cutting utensils
  • Thin wire
  • Wire or boutonniere pins
  • Panacea burlap garland
  • 2 Styrofoam brand foam cones
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Ribbon of choice
  • Hydrangeas: 1 green and peach, 2 peach and cream
  • Green mini bundle
Instructions:
  1. Cut wire into hairpin shaped pieces or use boutonniere pins.

  2. Cut 1 yard of burlap per cone. Fold burlap in half and wrap cone from bottom to top. Pin burlap to cone. Not all of it will be covered. Run glue along seam; press to secure.

  3. Attach ribbon to create hanger. Glue in place.

  4. Trim hydrangea short. Glue to top of cone. Trim several clusters from hydrangea. Glue to cover exposed foam, creating a dripping ice cream affect.

  5. Trim half of mini bundle and glue in center.

  6. Trim blossoms of green hydrangea. Glue to both cones.

Note: Refer to photo often for placement of items. 

Burlap and Lace Wrapped Floral Centerpiece
Crafting time: 1-2 hours
Skill level: Some experience necessary

Supplies and Tools:
  • Cutting utensils
  • Pink roses stem 
  • White Queen Ann Lace stem
  • White hydrangea bush
  • Light blue small bush
  • Pink small bush
  • Teal small bush
  • Teal tall bush
  • Cream wisteria garland
  • Panacea cloth-covered wire
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • David Tutera burlap ribbon
  • Mason jar
  • David Tutera lace ribbon
  • Panacea crystal clear resin

Instructions:
  1. Trim stems, removing lower foliage.

  2. Form a hand-tied bouquet.

  3. Tie off with wire.

  4. Dribble glue around wire to secure. Let dry.

  5. Wrap burlap ribbon around Mason jar, overlapping 1 inch. Glue seam.

  6. Wrap lace around jar and tie in knot.

  7. Pour resin in jar. Follow package instructions.

  8. Insert bouquet. Allow to dry.

Note: Refer to photo often for placement of items.

For more ways to add trending touches to your wedding, visit www.joann.com.

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