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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

First Burlap Project!

I know it's hard to believe. Burlap has been all the rage for quite some time now, but I had never owned a piece before. A couple of weeks ago I came across a piece about 3' x 4' at the thrift store for 50 cents. Alas, my chance to jump on the burlap bandwagon!

I've had these old windows for about seven years. If you have a minute, you can pop over here to see how I used this white one over my "faux mantel" in the master bedroom last Christmas. 

I just cut a piece of the burlap the size of the window frame. I could have done a better job of ironing it!

I attached it to the back of the frame with pieces of velcro. This is the super sticky-backed velcro. I'm pretty sure we used this to hold our t.v.  & video equipment together at one time! It's what I had, so I used it. I added a little hot glue to the back of each piece as well.

I could have easily tacked the burlap to the back of the frame, but I wanted it to be easy to change whatever was on display on the front.

I used some pearl head pins, and on some I slipped a vintage button over it. This is obviously not going to hold anything too weighty, but the pins can easily hold photos or pretty fabric scraps and ribbons onto the burlap.


Pretty postcard from my friend living in China.

I will probably sell this piece, but if I do end up keeping it I think I will hang a few of my daughter's wedding photos in front of the burlap on a pretty lace ribbon.

 There you have it, my first burlap project ever. I have some ideas for the piece I have left over, and of course I'll show you when I have it ready. 
How about you guys? Have you used burlap much? What was your favorite project you've done with it? 

Thanks for coming over, friends!

Sharing this week at:

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 
Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed 
Welcome Home Wednesday at Vintage on a Dime
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits at StoneGable 
Share Your Cup Thursday at A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Creative Inspirations at Embracing Change 
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage 
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home 
Party Junk at Funky Junk 


  1. Very clever! Love that you used velcro. Stopping by from Savvy Southern Style.

  2. Love the layered windows - and attaching the burlap with velcro is so smart!! Cute postcard too!

  3. the velcro is a great idea to attach the burlap. Way to go!! I love burlap and any kind of neutral, textured material

  4. Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday party. Nice use of the burlap and old has a yesteryear look to it. I would love to have you share it at the Shady Porch Rock ‘N Share party! Blessings, D

  5. So cute!

    I have been meaning to do some sort of burlap project just so I could feel "with it" and I even bought the burlap. But, I have yet to use it.

    I don't have an old window, but I am sure I can find something.

  6. Velcro...great idea.

    I love burlap projects and yours is great over your bed!!

  7. Love it Jeanette!! Using the velcro was a fabulous idea too :)

    xo, Tanya

  8. What a fun project. I love the velcro, that is so genius. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. - -

    I think this would definitely inspire others to be creative. Hugs, Marty

  9. Love it! What a great price too!

  10. What a cute project! I love a burlap project! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  11. You done great! What a unique idea to use the vintage buttons. I love the look.

  12. Fun project, haven't we all been having fun with burlap? Who knew?

  13. Perfect! You just gave me an idea for a piece I need to work on. I have handles like that and some burlap. I would have to make some of those pins though. Those are seriously so cool!

  14. I have actually braked for burlap! Ha, ha... driving down the road I spied it on a side street. Obviously, it fell off a lawn service truck as it was a large, heavy bag meant for stuffing dead trimmings in. Yes... I was honest and looked around to see if the truck was nearby but within seconds that baby was mine!! Still stashed on my shelf for a future project but I love. love. love burlap! Have you tried washing it? Even better! I am now your newest follower having found you at the same party! Woohooo!

  15. Uh, oh! Me being sheepish! I already am a follower! No wonder I wanted to join your blog so badly as I thoroughly enjoy reading what you're up to!

  16. So pretty...warning, once you start with burlap you can't stop :)

  17. What's not to love? Burlap and an old window, ahhhhh! Two of my favs! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.


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