I bet when I say Burlap, you think of this:
So besides being used for potatoes, or coffee, or possibly to stop erosion on sides of hills, let’s think about using this most utilitarian of products in home decor. Even Holiday Decor is cute in burlap. I promise.
Let’s start with what you could do yourself. Here’s what gave me the idea–Lindsey from StyleBlueprint Memphis did her Thanksgiving tablecloth in burlap.
This was a DIY project, and since burlap is about $3.99 a yard, you really cannot mess it up. Just measure, cut and cover your own table.
Who knew it came in all these colors? Hobby Lobby had the plain jute color, dark green, orange, chocolate brown, charcoal gray and black in big reams. They also sell “jute” cording that is great for ties or bows. FYI: burlap is made from the jute plant. Jute is the more “raw” material that they use for rope, cords etc. Inquiring minds wanted to know that.
Remember my post about Urban Farmhouse Market? It is full of burlap items and they cut and use burlap in all sorts of creative ways.
Even makes a plain vase fancy.
So for the holidays, what do you think about using plain ol’ brown burlap as your base, instead of just red and green? It’s a hard sell, I know. I think these Holiday decorations might change your mind.
There are still 11 remaining months to decorate with burlap. I’ve got you covered here.
And last but not least: A little burlap for you to carry around.
Not just plain ol’ brown anymore, is it?
Better than wearing a paper sack? Well, maybe not. This is the closest I will come to wearing burlap:
This…not so much. (But Rachel, still know I am your number one fan)