Burlap is such a wonderful fabric to work with. The texture and warm color options make it a perfect accent fabric to use in a rustic or shabby chic decorating style. Another big plus is that it’s fairly inexpensive to buy. You can purchase burlap by the yard for around $3 and if you have a coupon from Joann Fabrics you may have just saved 50%!
So now that you know that you want to use burlap, how do you incorporate it into your home decor? I have plenty of burlap craft ideas to help get you started.
I’ll start with a real simple idea I had for making burlap labels for some galvanized tin tubs that I had.
All I did was cut a square of burlap and decoupaged it onto the tin tub. I then “labeled” it by spelling out the word with vintage buttons. For this particular tub, I made a generic label of “joy” to use at Christmas. I use it by the fireplace to keep birch logs in. You can see more details for this project here.
Here are some more burlap craft ideas that I found. You can find more details on each of the projects by clicking on the photos.
1. Burlap owl Christmas ornament by Flea Market Trixie.
I happen to love birds and owls and think this would be a perfect ornament to put on a tree.
2. Burlap bins by A Diamond In The Stuff
Decorative storage bins are always a nice thing to have and these bins covered with burlap are both easy to make and super chic.
3. Burlap wreath by Confessions Of A Plate Addict
So simple, chic and fantastic! I love this wreath and can’t believe how easy it is to put together!
4. Burlap Monogrammed Memo Boards by Monica Wants It
A more stylish version of a memo board!
5. Burlap utensil holder by I Heart Nap Time
This is such an easy way to dress up a table setting. A little fabric glue, a stencil and some paint are all you need for the holder.
What have you made with burlap? Share your ideas in the comments below!