6 Ways to Use Burlap for the Holidays

burlap Firmly wrap a bottle of wine/champagne or a present in a burlap sack, securely tied with a pretty bow and…voila, you have a beautifully concealed present. (image via)

With the rustic, country-side flair decor still going strong, I felt compelled to share a few ideas for the traditional woven fabric known as burlap. Originally known as hessian and exported from India in the 19th century, burlap is recognized today as the versatile cloth used for anything from rugs to bagging and now for some cool DIYs. Since I recently made a banner for my bestie’s baby shower (still have to share the pics with you guys) out of burlap, I was more intrigued to see how I can utilize this coarse fabric for other projects – mainly for the Holidays. Surprisingly, the fabric isn’t fussy or messy ( I got a gold-flecked one from Michaels), so maybe these cute ideas wouldn’t be too challenging. Check out some of these lovely experiments and maybe you can put some of them to the test and wow your guests/family for the upcoming Holidays.

thanksgivingburlapbanner Oh look, here goes another banner..lol. These are super easy to do and a great way to greet your guests with a unique sign. (image via) burlaprunner Now how hard can a burlap table runner be? Grab some twine or a complementing color to your decor and tie a knot at the end of each side. I think I will be using this idea for my table setting. (image via burlapwreath This is too cute and maybe the most complicated but it’s well worth it. A wreath of burlap that can be interchangeable for each season may just be a good idea. (image via) burlapbow I am a sucker for a cute bow. And when it’s a super sized bow, I fall in love. Another easy trick and stylish way of decorating your mantel or shelves. (image via burlapcandles Another DIY I am adding to the list. Make cheap candles stand out in burlap and little sprigs of rosemary. Too cute! (image via)

Hope you guys try some of these little projects for the Holidays or just in general. I know I will be. Thanks for stopping by!


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