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Jute Definition

When you first start with DIY projects and crafts, you’ll soon discover that there are a lot of different types of materials that are available to you. The choice depends a lot on the project you’re working on and the material that is needed for such project. Working with crafts usually means that you have already been using jute, but if you haven’t, it’s high time that you did. What is jute? Jute is essentially a type of twine. This twine is made from the plant, also named jute, which means that this is a natural fiber. The plant grows quite long and it’s rather soft, with natural shiny, golden color, which is the reason why it’s also known as the golden fiber. The plant requires low maintenance, with low pesticide and fertilizer usage. Not only is biodegradable and environmentally-friend...

Where to Buy Burlap Sacks

Burlap sacks are a very handy material in crafts projects. They are fairly cheap, and yet quite durable which makes them easy to handle and use for all kinds of purposes. Sometimes, you might be able to find burlap sacks in the stores that sell craft or gardening supplies, or in hardware stores. However, the most convenient place to buy burlap sacks is to order them online. While the stores often have limited selection of sacks, you can buy a greater variety of burlap sacks online. A massive expansion of the online shopping websites has enables us to buy goods from anywhere in the world from the convenience of our own home. The payment is processed online and once you buy burlap sacks you want, those will be shipped to you. Burlap potato sack Large burlap sacks are frequently called potato...

What is Jute?

Jute is a type of natural fiber. It’s long, soft and shiny type of fiber which is spun into coarse threads. Jute fibers are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose and lignin.It’s one of the most affordable natural fibers and it’s second in the amount of vegetable fibers produced globally, next to cotton. Such high demand is due to the cheapness of the material, as well as softens and uniformity of fibers. Some interesting facts about jute: It’s 100% biodegradable, which makes it environmental-friendly. It requires low pesticide and fertilizers. Jute is the cheapest vegetable fiber. It’s also called the Golden Fiber due to golden and silky shine. It’s the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton. The material has high strength and breathability which makes it suitable...

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...

Country Curtains Catalog

When you look for some ideas on how to redecorate your home, curtains are often underrated. People think of redecorating and changing a lot of different things around the home, but curtains bring so much spirit into the room, that choosing the right design can sometimes mean so much. In fact, changing the curtains will instantly refresh any room and bring that sense of freshness. Antique country curtains Warm colors and classic floral look will refine any living room. The design has beautiful garden roses of different sizes with rich red and gold hues. It has a sort of vintage country look and would go perfectly inside a room with light-colored walls, such as soft beige. It’s lined with coordinating solid color for better light insulation. The set comes with 42-inch wide by 84-inch long pa...

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 ...

6 Things You Need to Know About Ribbons

If you love using ribbons in your arts and crafts projects, you’ll need to know the helpful information about the ribbons. 1. Ribbon width Ribbon comes in several widths and those include: 1/8″ – 3/4” These ribbons are known as being narrow, and sometimes they are even called trim ribbon. The width of this group ranges between 3 and 19 mm and they are commonly used for gift wrapping, especially smaller gifts, scrapbook projects and by florists. 7/8″ – 1½” The range of this ribbon type is between 20 and 40 mm which makes this ribbon one of the most commonly found ribbon width. It’s perfect for making bows, gift wrapping as well as for jewelry making. 2″ – 3″ This is known as a bit wider ribbon, the width going over 70 mm. It’s generally used f...

10 Easter Crafts Your Kids Will Love

Craft are such an amazing way to boost kids’ creativity, which has a positive impact on their development and their skills. Crafts are also a great time to bond as a family, especially around holidays when everyone gathers. If you and your family love crafts, you’ll love the suggestion for Easter kids crafts. Easter tree There’s no reason why a tree should be for Christmas only. Here’s an idea how to make an Easter tree. For starters, you’ll need a cone, which will be a tree base. It can be a foam cone, but a cardboard will work as well. You’ll need a pack of Easter eggs and Easter grass to decorate the tree. And you’ll also need a glue gun. Let your kids arrange the eggs in any way they want and provide assistance with gluing the eggs to the cone. This decoration is perfect for a table. F...

8 Burlap Wedding Decoration Ideas

Decorating a wedding really is an exciting thing. It’s a wonderful occasion to show off your crafting projects and creative ideas. Besides ribbon wedding decoration projects, which are already very popular, burlap ribbon is also a material which can be used to create amazing wedding decorations. Wedding banner A banner at a wedding could be used to display the couple’s names, or the date, or even a love message. It’s great as a background for taking photos, and in general, it can make the setting quite special. You’ll need to cut burlap into pieces. The size of the pieces depends on how long you want a finished banner to be. Don’t make the pieces too big, if you don’t have enough space to place the banner. Besides the burlap that will be used as a base, you’ll also need paper to cut out te...

10 Best Bow Tutorials

There are many different ways to make and use a bow, so we’ve decided to put together an ultimate collection of the best bow tutorials. If crafts are your thing, and you want to try out something new, you’ll love these. The bows from these tutorials can be used for various different purposes, although decor and gift wrapping are the first ideas we have when we think about bows. Christmas bow This one is called a Christmas bow because it’s quite big and it’s red and green, colors that most people associate with Christmas, but in fact, it can be used for many different occasions. It’s made from wired ribbon, but you can also use burlap or grosgrain ribbon for this type of bow. Since it needs to be quite large, you should use wider ribbon to get more voluminous loops. Full tutorial: HomeTalk ...

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