Holly Berry Wreath Pillow

Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove loves making pillows and sure can’t up a festive holiday one! She created a holly berry pillow by embellishing a simple burlap cover with brown cording and felt. Those are materials that definitely won’t break the bank! Brandi says, “It was really easy to create and a great way to practice some basic sewing and crafting skills.”

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Burlap Peace, Love, and Joy Pillow

Most of you know I am not much of a seasonal decorator. I know… GASP! BUT… I do love a pretty holiday pillow, and this one from Maryann at Domestically Speaking is drool-worthy. Plus, it only takes burlap and paint, which means cheap! Maryann used the “old school” freezer paper stencil method for her text, and just look at those beautiful, crisp lines. She also hand stitched her cover thanks to a broken machine, but I love how it adds to the rustic, grain sack look.

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Natural ‘JOY’ Letters for a Special Friend

Ashley from Simply Designing recently found a natural and textural JOY mantelscape in the Pottery Barn catalog. She says, “As is typical for me, this was just a background decoration, and they do not actually sell this decoration. So with just a few tools and under $15, I was able to recreate this beautiful JOY decoration!” Ashley did a stunning job making her letters, and the best part of the story is that she gifted them to a friend who has filled her life with joy!

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Handstitched Burlap Heart Ornaments

Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she as inspired to create her own burlap ornaments. She says, “I adore the simplicity and versatility of burlap. I saw these adorable printed burlap ornaments in a catalog and decided to make my own. You can easily make several of these homemade ornaments in one sitting, and they would make lovely gifts that would be cherished for many Christmases to come!”

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Burlap Owl Swag Wreath

When Gail from Purple Hues and Me saw a swag wreath with a small handcrafted owl in perched in the middle, she couldn’t help but wonder why the adorable owl wasn’t larger and more emphasized than the twigs.  Sounds like the perfect excuse for a DIY! Gail replicated the swag, making her owl large and in charge… and from a soap bottle no less! I am blown away by all the detail Gail put into her owl including the twine eyes and pinecone scale wings.

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Burlap Ghost Light Strand

Angie from Burton Avenue was looking for Halloween décor inspiration when she found some ghost lights that she knew she could recreate. The biggest challenge was deciding what to use for the head, but Angie found some clear plastic ornaments that worked perfectly. I love the soft light that comes through the burlap. Too cute!

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Handpainted Burlap Halloween Table Runner

Colleen from Just Paint It shares how to create your own spooktacular Halloween table runner using burlap and some paints. Even if you’re not an artist, you don’t have to be scared away from picking up the paintbrush for this one. Colleen provides patterns and tutorials that will have you painting your own haunted house and spooky tree in no time. Colleen is one amazingly talented gal!

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Burlap Magnolia Blooms for Fall

With the arrival of each new season, Gail from Purple Hues and Me says she loves to visit Pier 1 for inspiration. On a recent trip she saw some pretty handcrafted branches of burlap magnolia stems and was inspired to recreate these lovelies. Gail hit up her fabric stash for leftover burlap and formed it into realistic looking blooms with the help of Mod Podge and floral wire. I love the natural look and texture of burlap for fall!

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