Recently, I've discovered how a burlap coffee bag (or 2) can go a long way in creating some special touches...for holidays and every day!
Back in December when I was in Maui, I purchased 2 coffee bean sacks for just $5 each from a local place there called Maui Coffee Roasters. The first sack I cut into a simple, rustic Christmas Tree Skirt for our son and daughter-in-law's home. The other sack I brought back to Idaho with me, and it's been patiently waiting up in my craft room.
This first project was inspired by my plain, unadorned dining table. I simply cut the plain back of the remaining burlap sack into two equal long pieces and sewed them together using a zigzag stitch. I added a little bit of leftover lace trim from my curtain sewing project, overlapping 2 rows for a bit of softness.
Sitting on my desk, I have this sweet candle, wrapped in a piece of scrap burlap and lace with a bit of twine, tied on with a key to my heart:
And one more thing before I head out the door...a new key holder embellished with burlap and twine:
I've seen these wooden plaques at Walmart, but I happened to pick this one up at a thrift store. It was simple to use some spray adhesive to attach the burlap scrap; trim the edges with scissors; use a colored permanent marker to add the stripes; finish off by wrapping a bit of twine around to add texture and interest.
And guess what? I still have the front of the coffee bean sack, waiting until I find just the right picture frame!
Do you see how my $5 investment went such a long way? How have you stretched a little fabric to go a long way? I'd love to hear about your projects, so leave a little comment below. In the meantime, I think I just remembered some burlap out in the Christmas boxes....