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Simple Crafts & Decorating Ideas Using Burlap

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Burlap is my most favorite go to material for decorating and using in craft projects lately.  The rustic look and feel of it along with it’s ease of use makes it the fabric of choice in shabby chic decorating.

Another important fact to consider is that burlap is inexpensive!  You can get a yard of burlap at Jo-ann for about $4 in a variety of colors.  Plus, if you have a 40% off coupon, which I always make it a point to use, you have yourself a super bargain.  Love IT!!

I like to buy a couple yards, at least, at a time.  Now, if you are wondering what you would do with all of that burlap, I have some fun ideas for you.  Some of them I have done here and others I have found from around the web.  All of them should give you plenty of inspiration to go out and grab yourself a few yards of burlap to work with!

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You can use burlap as a background for storage labels or any name you want to spell out on buckets or baskets like I did with this tin tub.

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Here is an easy project with a lot of impact.  These burlap placemats by Cottage & Vine look incredible especially under the simple white dishes.  The stenciled on words are so much fun and add just the right amount of design to make them really stand out.

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How about these burlap lampshades by Beneath My Heart?  I just love these!  The burlap definitely takes an ordinary shade and turns it into something to talk about.  Of course the numbers in red certainly add a lot of flair as well!

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Did you know that you could print on burlap?  This project by Domestically Speaking is so cool!  Find out the trick for doing this by visiting the blog.

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You can never have enough storage in your home and this idea by Craftzine is a clever one.  Look closely, it is the back of a canvas with the burlap acting as a pocket.  I am loving this idea!  You have to go see how it was all put together and embellished.

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Finally, if you want to know how to make your own burlap roses, then check out the tutorial by Make Handmade.  You will be able to decorate a myriad of different things with these roses.  Try them in a grouping of different colors of burlap and even throw in a couple different types of fabric for some unique designs for lampshades, picture frames, scrapbook covers and more.

Have you done any decorating or craft projects using burlap?  Will you try any of these idea?  Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!

Happy Crafting and Decorating!