DIY Stenciled Burlap Pillow



Hello My Crafty Spot readers!  Today we are going to do something I love to do ALL of the time.  Work with burlap and create a personalized throw pillow!!  Now, I don’t create burlap throw pillows all of the time, but I am a big fan of burlap and use it on a weekly basis!  Burlap is one of those fabrics that looks good all by itself, but is also easily dressed up.

To get starter, you need to gather your supplies:

  • Sewing machine
  • Piece of cardboard or plastic
  • 14” x 14” pillow form
  • 2 pieces of 16” x 16” of cut burlap (ironed)
  • stencil
  • fabric paint and foam brush

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Anthropologie-Inspired Hair Ties

Anthropologie-Inspired Hair Ties
{This tutorial is for personal use only.}


I love the crystalline hair ties from Anthropologie! They are such an effortless way to dress up a ponytail! I have made the Emi Jay-style hair ties before and figured out an easy way to add some glam to a plain hair tie, here’s how:

You will need:

  • Beads, Satin Flowers, or Pendants
  • 5/8” Fold Over Elastic (cut in 9 -9.5” pieces)
  • Nylon Fishing Line
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Crimp Beads*
  • Jewelry Crimp Tool*** Optional



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Desk Zen Kit DIY – Printable

I’m so excited to be a part of the launch of My Crafty Spot. It is a privilege to contribute my craftiness here. Just as this is a new gig for me, my sister recently started a new job that she is really excited about. You can call me the queen of homemade gift-giving, and this occasion called for something special. I needed to make the perfect gift to wish her well in her new position.

I spend a lot of time crafting with my tween daughter, and one of our go-to boredom busting activities is making colored sand and pouring them into pretty clear glass bottles. We have both made our own “Desk Zen” sandboxes for ourselves, and I knew this would be a fun and interactive gift idea to send to my sister. The trouble is—colored sand in an open clear box will NOT travel. She lives about 400 miles away from us, and I needed to figure out a way that this gift could travel.

Introducing… the Desk Zen Kit DIY!

Starting with the basic supplies of a 5″ x 7″ shadowbox frame, small empty containers, bamboo fork, and small polished rocks, you can create your ZEN and gift it to a friend.

Desk Zen Kit Colored Sandbox DIY from clubchicacircle


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Simple Wine Cork Herb Garden Markers

Ever wondered what you can do with your leftover wine corks? These wine cork herb garden markers are super simple to make and add a little sweetness to your garden.
What you need:

  • 4-7 wine corks (As many corks as herbs you are growing)
  • This is the easy part because you get to actually drink a bunch of wine! These markers are so simple to make you can make them while you drink a few glasses of wine if you would like.
  • Fine point permanent marker, I used American Crafts brand
  • 4-7 different colors of acrylic paint
  • Sponge tip paint brush
  • White wire hanger (mine was from the dry cleaners)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Modge Podge