Anyway, I just wanted to share with you a simple project. I've seen it floating around blogland, and have always wanted to try it out. I found a few old hardbound books at Goodwill that I was willing to tear off the covers (books are pretty sacred to me, so these had to be in pretty dire condition in order for me to tear them apart).
Some had some pretty fancy lettering...and look, it says "love!" I'm such a romantic. Anyhoo, I took my distressing ink and ran it over the binding, corners and sides.
It gave them that nice, worn out look.
Then I got some of my burlap from my stash and cut a thick strip about 3 feet long, and tied it in a knot on top of the books.
I like it. A lot. Almost good enough to eat...
....which must be why I put it on a cake stand...
....and covered it on up.