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September 8, 2011

Burlap Wrapped Glass Holiday Silhouettes



Halloween projects already!  Wow!
Well, I normally don't have it together 2 full months before a holiday - but I have had this project in mind for a while.  A loooonnnnngggg while :)
Back in February, I made this Valentine Wreath with a picture frame.  The project left me with a homeless piece of glass.
Then, in March I made some teacher appreciation clocks.  Making 40 clocks, some were bound to not work - and I was left with round glass too....



I just couldn't throw the glass away - so I decided to repurpose it!
The edges of the glass are sharp, so I wrapped the edges in burlap.  I took 2 inch wide strips and hot glued them along all the edges of the rectangular frame - leaving raw edges for texture:



The round glass was wrapped in burlap too:

To provide a way to hang them, I added black ribbon, glued to the back of the burlap frames.  I used black to complement the black vinyl:

Finally, I used my Silhouette to cut black vinyl into a couple of Halloween scenes, and stuck the vinyl to the glass. 
I create my own images, or create them from clip art I find in google - so unfortunately you can't buy these exact images anywhere. 
I am willing to share the files though if you have a Silhouette and you really want them :)  Just email me at craftyladylindsay@gmail.com....


I hope you are all looking forward to Halloween, because I, like most of blogland, will have a few more Halloween and fall projects over the next two months :)  So here's to a Happy 1st Halloween Project of the Season!!

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19 comments:

  1. I LOOOOVE it! I can't wait to start getting my halloween stuff out! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!

    XOXO!!
    Marni

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  2. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the project with us.

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  3. love it. its so simple and shooo cute :)

    visiting from flimingo toes.

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  4. This is so genius! I just threw away a bunch of glass from some picture frames. I'm going to be keeping some from now on. Thanks for the inspiration!

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  5. What a fun idea! I love it. The bats are my favorite!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  6. So Super Cute Lindsay!! I love the frames and the silhouettes look fabulous! I shared this on FB & Twitter today!

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  7. This is such a fabulous idea! Great way to use what you had left over while making something awesome! Great job

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  8. great idea! i've got all kinds of orphan frames and glass hanging out in my basement. i've pinned it in my fall decorating inspiration file!

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  9. I now know what to do with my old glass! Very clever!

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  10. Cute, love the burlap. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

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  11. I love this! Thanks for the inspiration. I saw this on Craft-O-Maniac.

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  12. Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  13. Fantastic idea! I'm emailing you now for those spectacular files. :)

    Angelina

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  14. These are so cute! The burlap frames are the perfect touch.

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  15. Oh those are very nice! Saw you at the Burlap Challenge. Love the Halloween and burlap together!

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