Here are 13 burlap ideas to decorate your home. They make the perfect choice for budget-friendly decorative items to add a new touch to your home.
Do you have a décor style in mind that you want to follow as you work on the interior design of your home? Are you inclined to rustic style and its derivatives? If the answer to one of these questions is yes, continue reading this article to learn more about burlap, how it fits perfectly in some décor styles, and find out 13 burlap ideas to decorate your home. Although these homemade home decoration ideas are a perfect fit for all seasons, they match perfectly to decorate your home during fall and winter, and especially during the festive season. As burlap is not expensive, it is a great idea to think of these budget-friendly decorative items to add a new touch to your home.
So, how could you possibly use burlap? Burlap can be actually embroidered, wrapped, stenciled, and even stamped. Hence, many interior designers use burlap in their projects due to the plenty of décor opportunities it serves. Burlap pairs well with many décor styles, such as rustic, modern farmhouse, or shabby chic, to name a few.
From burlap decorations for a party to using burlap for wedding decoration ideas and home décor ideas, you can work on an endless list of DIY projects. Craft centerpieces, placemats, table runners, or napkin rings to embellish the look of your dinner table on a special occasion. Furthermore, think of decorating planters, candles, or wall-mounted canvas to stylish your home. And do not forget to create a beautiful door wreath, and stylish ornaments to celebrate the festive season. The ideas are endless.
Burlap fabric is versatile. It is adaptable to any design, making it a premium choice for décor DIY projects. In this article, I pulled for you 13 burlap ideas for decorating your home, stretching across different use scenarios. They are very simple, easy to craft, creative, and make the best homemade crafts for home décor.
Burlap, especially if we are talking about a good quality roll, sits perfectly on a dining table. Do not worry about the cost of a good quality roll, burlap is not expensive at all. Try sewing lace on the side, or embroider a certain design following fall, spring, or Christmas team.
You may as well add some macramé on the side and blend between the rustic and bohemian styles.
You can easily find many burlap table runners in the stores at a reasonable price. But we speak here the DIY language only. So why not add your special touch and design your table runner? Here is one idea from Yarn Scissors Silk. How beautiful it is?
I am pulling out two options here. The simple, and the simpler. The simple is done using the burlap thread. Cut cardboard in a circle shape and start rolling the burlap thread in spiral form until you cover the cardboard. Want the simple option? Get a piece of burlap and cut it in a square or rectangular shape. You can even remove some threads in horizontal or vertical directions to make a fringe all around. And yes, you can always stamp, embroider or stencil anything that you want. For more ideas, check Guide Patterns. They are offering 9 burlap placements ideas to DYI.
We spoke about table runners and placemats. How about we continue the full set. Napkin rings can also be made with simple burlap thread. Cut a cardboard in a thin rectangular shape. Wrap it to have a ring shape. Then start rolling around burlap thread to cover the cardboard. You’re done! Feel free to add any motifs you have or do new ones using air-dry clay.
I love going creative with gift wrapping because why not? Wrapping a gift with burlap cloth or thread may not suit every single occasion, but it goes definitely with some especially around the Christmas season. It adds a charm to the gift and coincides with the overall decoration of any house. However, do not limit yourself to the Christmas season when using burlap to wrap a gift. Burlap is also used to decorate and wrap gifts for engagement, weddings, graduation as well as many other occasions.
Whether you are using threads of burlap to add a touch to your wreath or adding strips of burlap cloth as you create your wreath design, or even using burlap as the main material for your wreath with motifs here and there, your door wreath will stand out.
Did you try to make special Christmas ornaments at home before? I did. And let me tell you it is one of the most beautiful activities that I enjoyed doing with my kids. I agree with you that shops get flooded with Christmas ornaments around the festive season, but nothing beats decorating your Christmas tree with ornaments made at home. Your kids will never stop looking at their handmade ornaments and will tell endless stories to their friends about their achievements. To complete this ball, first, blow a balloon. Then, wrap it with cling film. Cover the film with mod-podge and start wrapping a burlap rope around. You can add more mod-podge over the burlap. Wait until it is fully dry, then deflate the balloon and gently remove it along with the cling film.
Many burlap wraps come already embroidered. Cut a burlap piece after taking the right measurements to wrap a mason jar. Then, use a glue gun to fix the burlap around the jar. You can cover part of the jar with this burlap roll, then use a thin burlap rope to cover the bottom of the jar and create a nice decoration. Do not limit yourself to this design. DIY the design that you want. Once you are done, you can use the jar as storage or as a pot to place some beautiful flowers on the dining table.
Yes, planters. All you need is a burlap rope, a glue gun, and an empty can. Start by wrapping the rope around the can from the bottom to the top or vice-versa. Once you reach the end, add glue with your glue gun and stick the end of the rope well. Next, add soil and plant the flower you want or use beautiful artificial flowers that match your décor style and color palette.
When making a flower bouquet, you will need a special paper to wrap around the flower bouquet, that helps absorb the water and keep the flowers alive. However, these wraps may not be quite appealing. Hence, try to wrap a burlap cloth around. Then tight it with an embroidery or doilies ribbon. You can try to remove burlap strings from one or both sides making a fringe to embellish the bouquet. Although burlap pairs well with many flowers, it makes a perfect match with red roses.
Check these candles in the picture below. With a simple touch, they are displayed as a decorative item on the TV table. All I needed are one burlap cloth with white embroidery and a burlap string. After wrapping both the burlap roll and the strings, I made sure to stick them well using a glue gun. And voilà, I have a TV table centerpiece.
Whether you have items that you want to stick to the burlap cloth, or you are looking to embroider, burlap will never turn you down. Sketch the design you want to perform then start sticking the decorative items. Although many suggest stretching the burlap cloth to the frame after adding these items, I am an advocate of the reversed version. As you stretch, you risk letting these items fall off. Therefore, I recommend stretching the cloth around the frame first then performing the design that you have in mind.
Although the truth is flowers embellish any sort of vases we are displaying, when using solo-color flowers, the vase may look dull. If you have a certain theme at home or decorating your living room with a farmhouse style, then why not use burlap to add to your flower vase a rustic touch. The design below is very easy to complete and the picture is self-explanatory.
I understand you may be surprised to know that you can design and DIY your lampshade with burlap. Don’t worry, I had the same choc as well. But frankly, nothing else made me feel that the lighting part of my rustic room is blended with the décor style more than this idea. Why not. Burlap lets the light pass dimly adding a special charm to the room as you turn on the light at night. Again, do not limit yourself to a boring burlap cloth but add your special touch. You can paste some leather strips on the sides, embroider on the cloth, or stick some air-dry-clay ornaments that you can prepare at home.
Now that you have some ideas on what to do with burlap, How about you learn how to use burlap and other materials to wrap gifts creatively? Here is a list of 10 ideas for creative gift wrapping.
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