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The Fluffy Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Tutorials

[gallery ids="900,901,902,903" type="square" columns="2"] As promised, here is the fluffy burlap wreath tutorial to recreate your own burlap wreath! Supplies & tools you will need: 18" 4-wire wreath frame (smaller or larger or 3-wire is also fine. This size frame will leave a big opening in the center so if you are going for a more closed center look, opt for a smaller frame) 20-30 yards of 6-inch jute burlap ribbon (you can use a narrower width but your fluff will not be as full) Floral wire & wire cutters although the wire I use is thin enough to use...

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Paper Rosette Flower Video Tutorial

Tutorials

My first video tutorial! How to make a paper flower rosette! After reading a blog tutorial I found on Pinterest and practicing making my own of these to use as embellishments in my craft workshops, I decided to make a video blog! A couple points I didn't really explain in the video, you can use any type of paper but if your using modern day newspaper, magazine pages, catalog pages, stack at least 4-6 pages thick. Scrapbook paper, book pages, music sheet paper stack 2-3 pages thick and for card stock, 1 sheet is plenty! I use these a lot...

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What is this "Craft Workshop"??

Craft Workshops

Hey everyone!  Now that I've been doing workshops for a while, I thought it would be a good idea to put out there what to expect when you signup for one.  A lot of you have never heard of Once Upon A Craft or maybe aren't sure what to think about it!  Here, I hope to address some of the questions that have come up and put your mind at ease about coming out for one! First and foremost, I hear people say all of the time, "I'm not a crafty person, I'm not a creative person, I don't really...

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Just Keep Swimming....

The Journey

No doubt about it, having a business is a lot of work.  There is a reason that few people do it and an even bigger reason why even fewer are successful at it.  If it were easy, everyone would do it, right?  *queue #inspirationalquotes here* I have spent some time reflecting on this journey and it's brought me a few realizations I wanted to share for anyone else who may be facing the same obstacles or discouragement and battling the same self-doubt monsters that I do at times. Success is relative.... One day or night-I'm not sure which because it all blended together...

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From a Crawl to a Sprint

Before & After

A couple of posts back I mentioned how I had gone to an ottoman upholstery class and after doing so feeling like I could take on any refinish project.  And by any refinish project, I really mean any refinish project.  Let me just preface by saying I initially started small. I wanted to graduate from a rectangle ottoman to a simple chair, and maybe move on to something more difficult later on.  So I snatched up an upholstered, tufted back chair with caning under the arms that needed a little love posted in one of the local vintage yard sale Facebook groups for $30ish.  I hesitated momentarily...

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