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What Is a Burlap Sack

A great percentage of burlap, also known as hessian or jute, is used for burlap sacks. Burlap sacks can also be made from other natural fibers, but some may even be made from artificial materials. These sacks are also called gunny sacks. The main characteristic of those sacks is that they are usually light brown in color and they are fairly inexpensive. They are often reusable, making the usage of these sacks quite cost effective and environmentally conscious solution for the industry. Precisely the industry is the largest consumer of those sacks. They are used for storing coffee beans, potatoes, grains, and other agricultural products. Types of burlap sacks Burlap potato sacks Since they are well-known for holding potatoes, the name potato sack is still used. They are typically large, and...

What Is Burlap Made Of

What is burlap? Burlap is a material that has a coarse texture coming from the strong fibers used to weave the material. It’s very durable, which is why it’s handy for all sorts of outdoor projects. It’s also heat resistant. It usually comes in the natural beige, light brown color but it’s easy to dye it, so a lot of colorful burlap fabrics are also available. Burlap isn’t used for clothing because the material is rather harsh and itchy. Instead, it’s used for sacks and bags mainly, as well as for gardening, covering objects and constructions, etc. It’s considered an eco-friendly material, which is why the usage of such bags, sacks, and other products has been popularized nowadays. Burlap is also an affordable material. What is burlap made of? Burlap is a woven fabric which is usually made...

Camo Burlap Rolls

If you love wilderness, camp burlap is a perfect way to blend into the surroundings. What is special about this type of burlap is that its pattern is ideal camouflage. Unlike traditional burlap ribbon which is a light shade of brown, camo burlap is treated with dye so the color can be anywhere from dark brown to green. In fact, it usually combines several different colors to create a pattern that will blend easily into nature. There are different types of camo burlaps you can find online, depending on what you need from it. Camouflage Natural Multi-layer Ribbon This sort of camouflage ribbon is a wired type of ribbon with camo pattern sewn to the middle of the natural burlap. It’s 2.5 inches wide ribbon, and it comes in a roll which is 10 yards long. Since it’s quite narrow, compared to ot...

How to Make a Burlap Wreath

There are so many creative projects where you can use burlap, and here’s one that has been particularly interesting now that the weather is warmer outside. Burlap wreaths are great outdoor decorations, regardless if you choose to hang them on the front door, on the porch, or on the tree in the garden. What you’ll need to make a burlap wreath First, you will need a base for the wreath. A wire wreath is the most commonly used base for a wreath. It’s sturdy, so it’ll keep its shape. It’s made from four rings of wire with enough space between them to pull through all sorts of materials and decorations when making a wreath. The wires are most often green, but once you pull burlap through they won’t even be visible. FloraCraft SimpleStyle 18 inch Wire Wreath, Green, 13 Gauge These kinds of wire ...

Types of Ribbons

Even though a ribbon is quite a handy material for crafty projects, some might still be a bit indecisive about the type of ribbon to use. There are many types of ribbons to choose from. The best way to do so is by knowing the characteristics of each of them and selecting the one that is perfect for your DIY project. Satin ribbon This is perhaps the most popular type of ribbon. In fact, when you hear the word ribbon in general, a lot of people would first think of satin ribbon. It’s a polyester material, available in many colors and different shades. It’s soft and it can be made from silk, cotton or nylon. It can be single or double-faced with a very smooth surface. Satin ribbon is commonly used for gift wrapping, home decor, or accessories. Apart from a wide range of colors, satin ribbon a...

Ribbon Wedding Decoration Ideas

When it comes to weddings, a ribbon is just one of those materials you can neglect. It gives such a perfect, subtle touch of elegance and style, that it’s great for making all sorts of decorations starting from wedding invitations to even cake decorations. Here are some creative ways you can use ribbon for wedding decorations. Ribbon wedding invitations It all starts with the wedding invitations. You want them to look perfect and to match the style you have planned for the wedding venue. This way it will all look as if it’s a part of one nice theme. The most common and perhaps the easiest way to use ribbon for wedding invitations is to simply tie a nice bow around each invitation. You could go with a narrow ribbon, but if you want a large bow that really stands out, use a wider piece of ri...

Burlap and Home Decor

DIY projects are a great way to decorate your home. Not only can you make some handy items and decorations, but you can make your home look quite unique. Burlap is a very cheap material, widely available, which make it so handy to use for home decor. Here are a couple of ideas to use burlap to decorate your home. Burlap pillow There are so many wonderful ideas to make a burlap pillow, so here’s one that includes an adorable felt flower. Although it looks a bit complex, in reality, it just needs a lot of work to arrange loads of petals. Start by making a burlap pillowcase as a base. Don’t add any other decorations, because the flower will be quite enough. Cut a circle shape out of felt. This will be a base for the flower. Then cut the petals. Draw one first, and then use it as a...

9 Burlap Pillows

When decorating your home, people prefer using neutral colors as they are easy to match, and they always look stylish. DIY projects are perfect to bring a dose of freshness and uniqueness into your home. And you don’t need much to make them happen. Just a couple of ideas and some basic material. In this article, burlap is our material of choice, and let’s look at what kind of pillows you can make using this material. Monogram pillow The best thing about this DIY project is that choices are endless when it comes to ways you’re going to decorate the pillow. The base is the same. You’ll need a pillow form or stuffing, burlap to create a pillowcase. Double up the burlap, as it’s loosely woven, so this way you’ll minimize holes. Now the fun part begins. Print out a lette...

12 Creative Ways to Use Burlap

If you have some burlap, you can use it in many creative ways. You can do wonders with this affordable material. All you need is a couple of creative ideas, and you’ll be ready to create some amazing things for your home. Starting from simple table decorations to boxes and bags, here are 12 ways to use burlap. Burlap silverware holder This burlap holder is perfect for all sorts of celebrations, weddings, family dinners, etc. It’s so easy to make, without any sewing. Apart from burlap, you’ll need fusible tape and some decorations of your choice. These can be ribbon bows or lace, or you could even make a small burlap ornament, such as a flower or a star. Full tutorial: On Sutton Place Burlap curtains You’ll need a lot of burlap for this project, but luckily, the material is quite inexpensiv...

16 Creative Projects Made With Burlap

We just love DIY projects made with burlap! If you are looking for an understated elegance in your home décor, these creative burlap crafts are for you! We have collected a list of 16 easy DIY projects that you can make with burlap. From napkin rings to table runners, picture frames and even wedding attire, you can easily put together these burlap crafts and make housewarming gifts, romantic house décor and get creative with the oh so simple burlap. We bet you are going to find the perfect do it yourself idea! 1. Handmade Table Runner Although this tutorial might suggest using jute, this can easily be recreated with burlap ribbon for even a lesser cost! Weave shorter strips of burlap across the longer ones to make yourself a table runner. Full Tutorial at Tara Dennis   2. Burlap Utens...

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