Burlap Burlap! How Do I Count The Ways!

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When I think of Fall/Winter season, along with rustic,shabby or even country design, Burlap comes to mind.Burlap comes in a variety of colors and some printed patterns.
Here is some of my stash of burlap. Burlap is easy to work with and very cost worthy!
With this cone cylinder, I will make a rustic burlap tree. start with 4 in. wide strips, and approx. 8 in long. Fold.With your glue gun,apply your strip to the base of your tree (make sure that your fold on the inside gets a small amount of glue at the top inside of cut edges).
The process gets repeated wrapping your burlap and hot gluing . Your strips will get longer as you go while wrapping. Just cut, and glue edges. This rough look fits in perfect for a rustic tree.With scissors cut slits approx. 1 in all around
This my take on rustic burlap trees,These we be great for a Holiday table or display.
This burlap tree made slightly different. 2 x 4 in strips, cut and straight pinned 1 layer at a time, starting a row at the bottom, making a loop and pinning. This is a 9 in. tall using 1/4 yard of burlap.
Now for burlap covered canvas art!
I covered a art canvas with light tan burlap, and free hand an outline of a tree.I had a bag of vintage buttons for this project, that were hot glued. This project can be done in colors of your choice and colored buttons that can be found at most craft/fabric stores.
Burlap covered Monogram. I outlined my letter with 1 in. extra on the sides for folding on the back side of my letter,hot gluing edges on the back.
I used burlap ribbon as a hanger and also made burlap flowers to finish the piece.
Here in guest bathroom, I used a wire basket lined burlap and pine cones from nature that I scented of cinnamon.(Recipe on my blog here on Hometalk).
Red pocket bag place setting holder with a simple pine cone from nature and twine bow tie.Makes a nice keep sake after a dinner party!
I took a coffee can covered in burlap brown, then burlap red. Stenciled to hold cafe goodies.
Burlap fall banner, just cut out,stenciled and strung up.
I made so many burlap projects! Each piece made used less than a 1/2 of a yard for each one. Burlap is durable and look at how many ways to use!

Suggested materials:

  • Burlap,Burlap ribbon,Twine   (Walmart/ Joann Fabrics)
  • Buttons,Art canvas,Paints   (On Hand)

Ana illausky
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