You’ve probably noticed that burlap is hot in home decor. Perhaps because it can complement so many decorating styles, this simple fabric is showing up everywhere from do-it-yourself projects to chic home stores. Christmas decorating is certainly no exception. A quick perusal of Pinterest turned up a treasure trove of burlap items.
One of the simplest ways to add burlap to your home is on the dining table. A simple length of fabric can serve as a runner to anchor your centerpiece and serving platters. Or take it to the next level by weaving together 2 colors of burlap, as shown by the gals at Six Sisters Stuff. Yes, that’s right, you can buy colored burlap – just imagine the additional possibilities!
Michelle at Sweet Something Designs layered burlap placemats over red plaid for a nice textural contrast. As she demonstrates with her outdoor tablescape, this look could easily be tweaked to work for any season or holiday.
If you’re interested in a little splash of burlap in the living room, a throw pillow is perfect. Etsy, the source for so much handmade loveliness, has several cute options for Christmas and winter. Or try making one yourself, using Amy’s example at All In A Day.
How about a little burlap on the front door? There are many different styles of burlap wreaths, to suit any taste. Most use some type of embellishment.
Kathryn of NannyGoat wove a wire hanger through a long strip of burlap; you can’t get much thriftier than that! She also attached her fabric rosettes with pins instead of glue, so that they easily can be switched out for different accent pieces in another season.
Check out these adorable Christmas trees, made using burlap and other materials. Once again, the unique texture is what makes this fabric really stand out.
Artsy Va Va added some metal stars to give her trees a more rustic look. The Shanty 2 Chic versions combine burlap and canvas fabrics for a clean, crisp wintry design – check out both tutorials, for the ruffled tree and the one covered with rosettes.
If this post has inspired you to try some burlap crafting, here are a few tips:
- If you aren’t able to find colored burlap, you can spray-paint it any color you want! (from Brooke at All Things Thrifty)
- Burlap will dull your good fabric scissors, so use an old or inexpensive pair. (from Six Sisters’ Stuff)
Do you have any burlap decor items in your home? Anything you made yourself?