Burlap is such a universal fabric that I fell head over heels in love with a few years ago.
Whenever I use it I feel that it has a bit of rustic charm.
Dress it up with just a few simple items and it then becomes elegant.
I made this burlap pillow last weekend while on our gal pal trip to St. George. Each year we have a committee that heads it up and has a few crafts for us to make. A 2” burlap strip gathered by hand and pulled up to create a rustic flower. Pearls, tuelle, ribbons and purchased flowers give it elegance. (Just noticed that I need to flip one pearl over so you don’t see the hole).
A rustic tin becomes elegant with an added fancy number printed on burlap. I bought this, but I want to try making some. The little chick pin cushion was another craft we made.
I bought this framed fern at a thrift store for $3. Check out the original price on the back. Painted white and the mat changed to burlap. Yup, rustic elegance.
I sanded the frame to let a small amount of gold show through. The fern looks to be a real dried frond painted slightly with gesso.
I have shown my family room curtains before. But they must be included in this category of rustic elegance. The smocking and puddling give them that elegant touch.
Simple pennants with added details. . .rustic elegance.
An inexpensive frame with circles of burlap pinched in the center to create a folded flower. Muslin flowers are simply rolled or gathered. This and the banners were made by my creative hairdresser.
Strips of white burlap tied to a jute string makes an elegant garland that I made to hang on my bedroom cabinet.
There you have it, a bit of rustic elegance. How about you? Have you created something fun with burlap lately?
If you love burlap, you might want to visit my Pinterest board, “Burlap Beauty”http://pinterest.com/jmolson53/
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