Use budget burlap to make anything from home decor to an easy party dress
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.