Someone just told me that burlap really isn’t a thing anymore.
Say it isn’t so.
(insert me weeping and sobbing and pounding the floor and moving to a place where people recognize the value of a utilitarian fabric)
And this is the part of the story where I go all Olivia Newton John and grab my leather jacket and permed hair and come hither stare and buck convention….
….and tell burlap that it’s the one that I want.
The one I really want.
Ooh. Ooh. Ooh.
Can we just decide that we don’t follow trends and that burlap is so easy to work and no-sewable and throw caution to the wind and decide that what the world needs now is a few more burlap projects?
Who’s with me?
Here are seven of my favorites worthy of a standing ovation.
Get ’em while there hot (or not so much any more depending on who you ask). 🙂
Make a burlap flower.
It’s as easy as folding and twisting.
Kind of like my yoga class.
I don’t play bingo.
My attention span is too short.
But my pillows pay attention long enough to look like this.
I cannot overstate this.
Easiest tutorial in America for a burlap bow.
If you are burlap and want to get your bow on, this is the post for you.
Have a yard sale basket that needs a makeover?
Add burlap ribbon and buttons.
If you like your burlap shredded with a faucet.
This simple tassel project is for you.
Add a little burlap to your fall.
I like my burlap on a ferris wheel.
This pumpkin project is still one of my favorites.
And one more for the road.
I found these tiny bags at Target.
But you could make your own from burlap ribbon.
Simply cut a burlap ribbon about a foot long, fold ends over and stitch. Then fold so the stitched ends are on the outside and stitch up both sides. Flip inside out and thread the top with jute ribbon. They would make the cutest gift bags or advent calendar or stocking stuffer or place card holder.
So don’t worry burlap.
I’m still standing.
And I’m still….
….hopelessly devoted to you. 🙂