As I was sitting on my sofa sipping on a banana strawberry smoothie I glanced up at my burlap curtains. Yes, I’m a naughty girl who doesn’t sit up to the table.
Suddenly, a thought came to my mind: “I don’t know which I like best, burlap or bananas.”
As a young girl, bananas were always my favorite fruit. Now I love all fruit!
I loved these curtains from the first time I saw them in the store. I love them even more now that they hang from my family room windows.
I love how they don’t totally block out the view and the sun. They just give my room a warmer cottagey feel. I also love how they drape on the floor.
Burlap is so universal. There’s so much you can do with it.
You can hang it from a curtain rod.
I did this in my bedroom.
You can cover a box with it. . .
I actually bought this one at Ross for $21.99. Didn’t think that was a bad price.
You can cover a pot with it.
I fell in love with this pre-made burlap bag I found at Sun River Nursery for $3. It would be easy enough to make.
You can tie it to almost anything.
Or maybe even two.
How about a lampshade?
Or just a sweet little pumpkin?
You can also wrap a wreath form with it. My hairdresser, Shalona made this one. Any of you local people that read my blog, she will be having a boutique at her salon, “The Emporium” located on A.F. Main St. this Fri. and Sat.
You can throw it on a table as a tablecloth. I used a rusty/red burlap cloth for my Thanksgiving décor.
You can even make a turkey out of it.
I made this fella years ago. Before burlap was cool. lol! He’s so funny that I have to keep him. He’s hanging out on my front porch.
And last of all, you can make pillows out of it.
Last Christmas I made pillows for my family room sofa and loveseat. I made them to cover my existing pillows so they are easy to store.
Pic is a bit blurry.
These pillows cost very little to make. I bought the burlap at Walmart for next to nothing. Using materials you have to embellish them makes them almost cost free.
I used antique laces and jewelry to embellish them. If you’d like to see more, go here:http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2010/12/pillow-talk.html
I know that there is a lot more that you can do with burlap. I’d love to hear what you’ve been doing with it lately.
Have fun eating bananas and decorating with bulap1
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