6 Burlap Crafts For a Charming And Chic Home

Burlap is a material often associated with rustic designs. It’s characterized by casualness and by versatility. It can be used in a wide variety of DIY projects, some of which we’ll analyze in the following paragraphs. The focus in this case is on simple crafts with decorative roles.

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What could be simpler than a strip of burlap fabric tied around a metal basket? It doesn’t sound like much but even something as simple as this can have a big impact on how an object is perceived or on the way it looks like. The burlap strip that forms a bow at the front of the basket makes this container look quite charming, reducing its industrial roughness.{found on commonground}.

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Using burlap instead of wrapping paper when decorating a gift box is another lovely use for this material. In fact, burlap is a much better option from various points of view. There’s also plenty of room for customization. For example, you could simply use a marker to personalize the box, as shown on storypiece.

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A burlap sack could be used as a vase or planter cover. Let’s say you want to display a tiny Christmas tree and you want it to look charming despite its small size. A burlap grain sack can be the perfect accessory. It also works in other contexts as well. Of course, it would be nice to customize it a little bit, maybe with some paint and tape. {found on thecasualcraftlete}

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A somewhat similar idea is offered on thehoneycombhome. To make a similar fall centerpiece you’ll need floral foam, faux sunflowers, faux autumn leaves, burlap and twine. Center the foam on the burlap. Stick the flowers and leaves in it and then gather up the burlap at the top and tie twine around it. Trim the excess for a beautiful look.

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Fall wreaths also often use burlap. You can find a suitable example for such a project on craftsncoffee. It uses a styrofoam wreath, burlap in two colors: natural and orange, paper, jute mesh ribbon, buttons, floral wire and floral tape, double-sided tape and a glue gun. You’ll be using the paper and orange burlap to make flowers which will be used to decorate the wreath form.

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The project featured on kidcraftroom is one of the cutest and simplest ones you can find. The funny owls you see here are each made using a piece of bulrlap, some buttons and a bit of yellow felt. Start with a square piece of burlap with frayed edges. Fold it as shown in the tutorial and use glue to hold it in place. Then select the buttons you want to use for the eyes and beak. Finish it off with two felt talons.