BURSTING with Burlap! 14 Ideas

posted on October 20, 2011 by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating  |  21 Comments

BURSTING with Burlap 14 easy Ideas

Okay, who KNEW you could get so creative with potato sacks? I Share has been BURSTING with BURLAP! It is not just for potato sack races anymore :) I am here to share just 14 of the burlap projects that caught my eye – but there are more! You must take some time to check out the rest on I Share Crafts. Promise? Okay, let’s start counting!

1. First, flowers. “Time To Experiment” some old rice sacks that had colorful inking already on them to create some gorgeous flowers! Oh, and you’ll want to see what else she made from the same bag. That’s one crafty gal!

Burlap Flowers

2. Autumn is the perfect time to make one of these gathered table runners from The Polka-Dot Umbrella. You can customize it to match your own home decor with the fabric you choose. That’s what is so great about burlap…it matches everything!

Gathered Table Runner

3. The Scrap Shoppe created a super cute monogrammed piece of wall art with some burlap and an embroidery hoop. Cute!

Burlap Embroidery Hoop

4. I love the idea of using burlap as a backing on a frame, like this “Blessings Board” from “Life Of Bliss”. How cute would these be as an erasable menu board or chore chart? Easy!

Blessing Board

5. This is just the first of some super cute burlap wreaths I found. “Craftaholics Anonymous” wrapped the burlap around the wreath, then made some sweet Fall flowers with dyed burlap. Perfect for Fall!

Fall Wreath

6. How simple is this? “Blessings of a Lifetime” created a chic piece of home decor by simple wrapping some burlap around a canvas and stamping on a gorgeous image with fabric paint.

Burlap Wall Decor

7. Okay, wreath #2. “Gallamore West” created this rustic beach wreath and added some shells and other fun beach “stuff” to make this perfect for summer. I love wreaths in the summertime!

Beach Burlap Wreath

8. Want your business cards to stand out? Why not back them with some…what else….BURLAP! Homework has the right idea with these :)

Burlap Business Cards

9. I have a slight “thing” for bags. Okay, I’m obsessed. Seriously. Is there a 12 step program for bag-a-holics? “Funkytime” created this gorgeous ‘coastal’ burlap tote that I would DIE for! Maybe she’ll make one for me?

Coastal Burlap Tote

10. Wear burlap? YES!!! And I don’t mean in a “paperbag princess” type way. “Brassy Apple” shares how to do these precious burlap rosettes. Wear them on a bracelet, in your hair, clipped on your shoes, or on a bag. LURVE it!

Burlap Bracelet

11. Burlap is functional..and not just for holding potatoes. “A Little Tipsy” made this adorable earring holder using burlap and an embroidery hoop. Love that combination!

Burlap Earring Holder

12. “Make It, Love It” knows that I can MAKE these burlap stockings and that I’ll most definitely LOVE them. I’m in love with these.

Burlap Stockings

13. And wreath #3. “Tatortots and Jello” created a rosette wreath that could be customized for absolutely ANY occasion. Burlap is SO versatile.

Burlap Rosette Wreath

14. This is so easy, I’m amazed I haven’t thought of it. “TidyMom” covered a corkboard with burlap to dress up a bulletin board. The great thing about burlap? You can stick holes in it and it won’t show! Smart!

Burlap Bulletin Board

Okay, so here is where I need some help. Where do YOU buy burlap? I’d love to get me some large pieces of it. I need to get creating! Isn’t IShare wonderful? Check out I Share Crafts for even more crafty inspiration, and while you’re at it…check out I Share Printables and I Share Fun Food, too!

Happy burlap-ing!

14 fun and easy burlap ideas

    1. October 20th, 2011 at 7:23 am
      Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says:
      Thank you so much for including my embroidery hoop wall art! I buy all of my burlap in the remnant sections of crafts stores. Hobby Lobby and Joann's always have a lot. And Joann's has the best deal since all of their remnants are half off!
    2. October 20th, 2011 at 8:32 am
      Alison says:
      Thanks for the tip Michele! Great List Bobbi!
    3. October 20th, 2011 at 2:30 pm
      AndreaR says:
      I have bought my burlap at Joann's Fabric. And I found more than 3 colors! I love to make decor and throw pillows out of the burlap I buy. I also hand paint words, names and phrases on them. I saw the idea on Samster Mommy (now known as Little Pink Monster). It is a great idea for homemade gifts, not to mention unique.
    4. October 20th, 2011 at 9:45 pm
      Kirstin says:
      I work at a fabric store in Dallas, TX called Cutting Corners. We carry burlap in some really fun colors like red & yellow. You can order online at fabricresource.com
    5. October 21st, 2011 at 10:58 pm
      Julie says:
      We got several burlap bags for FREE (I did need them for storing potatoes & onions!) at a local garden shop. However I had to call around about 6 other places first (didn't have any - not even for sale!).
    6. October 25th, 2011 at 12:22 pm
      Shauna says:
      I also use it to cover cheap 5 gallon buckets from Home Depot that I've turned into planters. Buy a 5 gallon bucket for about $2.00, drill holes in the bottom and plant your tomatoes (or whatever else), then cover the bucket with burlap and tie it with twine or rope. Very rustic looking.
    7. October 25th, 2011 at 3:57 pm
      tricia richner says:
      Oh my goodness - so glad to see that I am not the only one lovin'-me-some burlap! Such great ideas!
    8. November 28th, 2011 at 8:11 pm
      Nikki says:
      I can't wait to make some of these projects this week. I may even take a day off work to get all my crafting done without kids interupting. Twine from the twinery would look great on these projects!
    9. November 29th, 2011 at 8:45 am
      Wendy Jordan says:
      I am so glad The Twinery teamed up with you for this fabulous giveaway! I will return to this blog again and again!!! Thanks so much!!!
    10. November 29th, 2011 at 9:22 am
      Jennifer says:
      What great ideas! I have yet to do a project with burlap and yet I love burlap... not sure what I am waiting for. I especially adore those business cards and the corkboard. Brilliant!
    11. December 5th, 2011 at 12:41 pm
      Kimberly Cabe says:
      Scanning through posts to find one to comment on for the 'Say it Your Way Vinyl Package Giveaway', and I found this one. I have been on a burlap kick lately, and LOVED all these new ideas. Thanks!!!
    12. December 7th, 2011 at 3:23 pm
      Julie says:
      I love burlap - on my way to go pick some up. THanks for the great ideas!
    13. March 29th, 2012 at 2:53 am
      ankita says:
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    14. April 8th, 2012 at 11:49 pm
      Janice says:
      My husband has become good friends with the owner of his favorite coffee shop, so he is able to pick up for free the burlap bags that the coffee beans come in. Some are quite colorful and neat-looking in their own right.
    15. August 9th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
      Daphne says:
      http://burlapfabric.com/ this is who I ordered from for runners for my wedding. I bought a 14" roll and just cut the lengths I needed. Shipping is high but I'll have burlap for life! Makes it about $1/yd including shipping
    16. October 17th, 2012 at 7:00 am
      Doreen says:
      Hi yah my hubby just came home with a large sheet of burlap with a pattern on it. I need ideas please. the pattern is of large pots and vases on it. all brown. It has makoti collection printed on it. any ideas?
    17. January 30th, 2013 at 7:29 am
      Sandi P says:
      If I what burlap to be VERY hard for a project what "glue" should I use??? Must dry clear. Mod Podge? Never worked with this before. Maybe you or some other very clever crafter can help a beginner. Thanks!
      • January 31st, 2013 at 9:35 am
        Bobbi says:
        Hmmmm...that's a good question! My guess would be a couple of coats of mod podge, maybe in a matte finish? Let me know how it turns out!
    18. May 15th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
      Rhonda says:
      There is a company in Illinois that sales Jute Burlap on line. They ship with UPS and it always arrives on your doorstep all rolled up, so no creases. You can purchase it by the yard or by the roll. They have 13 color choices.

    19. July 31st, 2013 at 12:39 pm
      Katelyn says:
      You could try a coffee shop. Bulk coffee comes in large burlap bags.
    20. September 7th, 2013 at 5:48 pm
      Lauriie D says:
      I live in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada and have notice how hot the burlap trend is these days. I've decided to go for a beige and ice blue colour scheme for my Christmas table this year and found large burlap bags (fair trade coffee bags) in the Lee Valley store in Coquitlam, BC. They are a dollar a bag and 100% of the money goes to charity. Bonus!
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