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
i was all over the burlap trend.
my hubby, not so much. he said it smelled.
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.
those pillows had to be kicked out and find a new home.
on our front porch.
i made ribbon out of burlap to hang my wreaths
(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…
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.