for the love of burlap

remember the burlap craze!?

if there was a project to be done, there was burlap included.

first, i made a door hanger, from burlap of course, for my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary

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i was all over the burlap trend.

my hubby, not so much. he said it smelled.

it did.

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i still loved it and its vintage, rustic texture and neutral color.

it reminded me of being on a farm. tending to the animals and walking through the cornfields. (i’m not sure how i got all of that from burlap.)

see i had to buy burlap because it was affordable (*ahem* cheap *ahem*) and most of my projects were quick diy-ers that i just didn’t have time or money to mess up on expensive fabric.

i wasn’t entirely sure how to use my sewing machine at the time, so i used my hot glue gun (gasp) to make burlap pillows. i loved them!

my hubby hated them. he said they were scratchy.

they were.

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those pillows had to be kicked out and find a new home.

they did.

on our front porch.

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i made ribbon out of burlap to hang my wreaths

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(it’s there. can you see it?)

yup. i used burlap on almost everything i could find. chair cushions, bunting, lampshades, as a matte in picture frames.

and then one day my love of burlap turned into my love of old paper. So…

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you guessed it.

everything. everything was made out of old paper.

but, i still love you burlap. perhaps we’ll meet again someday. if only i can convince the hubby of your charm.

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3 thoughts on “for the love of burlap

  1. OMG! I LOVE your blog!! You have a gift not just for writing and finding amazing things around you, but great imagination and creativity. I am so happy I met you! Now I’m looking around my house thinking I need to get into some more projects to liven it up a little here!

    • Thanks, Tara! It’s so wonderful to get to meet all of these amazing, creative people in the neighborhood (yourself included!). I’m going to have to have a creative get together to introduce everyone!!

      • That’s a great idea! you should definitely make that happen πŸ™‚ Great way to meet people

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