Monday, July 9, 2012

Be My Guest: lucy of craftberry bush

Hi Friends,
I'm still away but today's guest is the incredibly talented and artistic Lucy of Craftberry Bush. Lucy's projects really speak to me. Most of the time, they say "take me home to your house!" I truly love all of her projects. Her artistic and creative talents are reflected not only in her crafts but in the styling and photography on her blog. 

Here's how Lucy describes her blog. 

I planted this little Craftberry Bush in the hope its fruit would inspire you to create. I am grateful to have you here, where creativity is always in bloom.

Enjoy the beautiful project that Lucy is sharing with us today. I'll see you all soon.

Hello everyone ! I hope you are having a great week . 
My name is Lucy and I have a little blog called Craftberry Bush.
I am honoured to be here over at Carolyn's while she enjoys a little break ! 

Summer time is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and at our home we embrace the cooling and calming colours of the sea...

And in the spirit of summer, hot days and beachy fun,
 I wanted to show you a super easy craft ...

I look forward to weekends at the cottage and this year I'm especially looking forward to visiting the quaint antique shops, where you find very unique items...

It was at one of these shops that I saw this lantern last year and subsequently showed you how to make your own here 

But this year, I wanted to change it up...
And this is how I did it....

White spray paint or paint
Coloured paint
Hot glue gun

1. Paint or spray paint a piece of burlap (I used a burlap sheet from Canvas Corp) and allow to dry
2. Measure around jar or vase and cut to size (leave approx 1" extra at the top)
3. Stencil or paint design onto burlap and allow to dry
4. Wrap burlap around vase and secure with hot glue 
5. Wrap a piece of thick rope around bottom of vase 
6. Using this tutorial, tie a fishnet around vase
7. Instead of tying the top, I tucked the burlap and the net into the vase and secured it with glue
8. To make the handle: Use a piece of jute to tie some of the thick rope onto the net, secure with glue for extra stability and repeat on the other side

I'm sorry I didn't complete a picture tutorial, but I'm hopeful looking at the final product and following the instructions will enable you to add this sweet little beachy lantern to your decor.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know and I'll do my best to help you out...:)

You can see a similar picture on this place mat I painted of the same little crab.  I wouldn't recommend using spray paint on this one as it not food safe. also makes me want to eat lobster...yumm 

Thank you Carolyn for having me and thank you for reading along ! 

Have a beautiful day! 

much love,


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  1. This is gorgeous and the pictures? Dreamy!

  2. Beautiful! I'm looking into how to tie your jute string! I've been dying for a tutorial! Beautiful photos as always! (Carolyn always chooses the best bloggers to feature! wink!)

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