7 Sophisticated Burlap Crafts

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013

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Burlap lends crafts both texture and a rustic style. Craft stores often sell the rough fabric in a variety of colors, but consider browsing Craigslist or visiting your local bean roaster for unwanted coffee or rice holders with unique texts and fonts. Burlap can be refashioned into simple table runners and garlands, which is why so many DIY weddings have been featuring burlap. This versatile textile can even add unique contrast and detail to a linen dress or make for a unique envelope clutch. Read on for more inspiration and free burlap crafts how-tos.

burlap table runner
Burlap Table Runner

Strips of unhemmed burlap are woven together for a unique table runner. Contrasting threads help prevent the edges from fraying while the burlap craft itself contrasts against crisp white plates and a mason jar bouquet of wildflowers.
Tara Dennis shares how to make this unique burlap craft.
burlap pillow tutorial
Burlap Throw Pillow

A sleek gray satin ribbon and a cream felt flower add sophistication to burlap for this unique and easy embellished pillow cover. Make your own burlap craft pillow for the sofa, but customize with a lush fabric backing for lounging and couch potato being.
Check out The Golden Sycamore’s free tutorial.
burlap clutch
Burlap Clutch

Use your favorite clutch sewing pattern to make this burlap craft. Consider doing a unique lining or even a hand-printed detail on the inside of the envelope clutch.


burlap bunting
Burlap Bunny Bunting

Burlap triangles and bunny-shaped white felt are hot-glued together and then strung with macrame cord for a rustic bunny bunting. The no-sew spring craft would look great fluttering under an archway or between two flower-budding trees.
Get the free burlap bunting tutorial from Make Life Lovely.
linen dress with burlap trim
Burlap Dress

Burlap trim adds a unique detail to the shoulders and hem of a white linen dress. The designer priced the trim at $1 for 4 yards, bought from a local flea market. Add burlap trim to your summer or party dress for an easy but stylish update.
burlap treat bags
Burlap Treat Bags

Burlap is sewn into simple treat bags, the top closed with ribbon and the bottom decorated with stencil and fabric paint. Fill the sweets with a Mason jar of flowers for a unique centerpiece or even seed packets with a stenciled picture of the plant.
His Sugar Plum shares how to make your own burlap craft treat bag.
burlap tote bag
Burlap Beach Tote Bag

Stay stylish when at the beach while keeping yourself free from the worries of damaging your accessories with this durable burlap beach tote bag. A rose adorns one corner of the tote while cotton lining keeps the sand away from your stuff.
La Maison Reid shares how to make your own burlap craft beach tote bag.

Image credit (from top): Tara Dennis, Tara Dennis, The Golden Sycamore, Heather Michelle Ashbury, Make Life Lovely, Salynnet, His Sugar Plum and La Maison Reid


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