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5 Resources for Finding Burlap

The trick with burlap is that for some reason it seems hard to find. Conventional fabric stores don’t often stock it, and it’s tricky to navigate online burlap resources. So, how’s a gal supposed to make a burlap fabric box? Fear not! I’ve dug around and found some resources for burlap, so you don’t have to do the legwork.

How to Upcycle a Coffee Sack into a Burlap Box

5 Awesome Ways to Repurpose a Burlap Coffee Sack

We’ve talked some about the joys of burlap before. Burlap is made from jute, a very low-impact plant to grow. Not only that, it’s pretty easy to get second hand burlap, if you know where to look. Local coffee shops, especially ones that roast their own beans, tend to be rich with big, empty burlap sacks. If you frequent a local coffee shop, get friendly with the staff and ask nicely – I bet they’ll be happy to give you a burlap sack or two!

10 Burlap Craft Projects

Don’t you just love burlap? It’s eco-friendly, cheap (sometimes even free!), and gives any project a bit of Earthy, shabby chic appeal. There are lots of fun ways that you can incorporate burlap into your crafty endeavors! Here are some tips on finding burlap and a list of burlap craft projects to help kickstart your crafting.

How-to: Make a Burlap Sunglasses Case

Instead of buying new, I decided whip up a sunglasses case using supplies that were already in my craft room. Hurrah! This case was a surprise, so those are my giant, white sunglasses in the photos. He wears pretty big glasses, too, so I modeled the size on my huge pair. If you wear less chunky sunglasses, you might want to size this sunglasses case tutorial down a bit to accommodate, so they’ll fit snugly.

Fab Fabrics: More Burlap Love

Burlap is not just an eco-friendly fabric option, it’s also inexpensive and sometimes even free! Many coffee shops receive bulk coffee orders in burlap sacks and are happy to give extras away. Here are some tips for sewing with burlap and an added eco-friendly bonus.

No Sew Mini Felt Heart Garland

No-Sew Mini Felt Heart Bunting

This mini heart bunting is a low-key gift, since it’s nice and small. Big hearts are corny, but small hearts are cute!

Halloween bunting

20 Frightful and Festive Things to Sew for Halloween

Let the Halloween crafting begin! Whether you’re a newbie or an advanced sewer, sewn Halloween projects are a terrific way to decorate for the holiday. Pillows, stuffies, and buntings are fun and festive, and they’re easy to store between seasons.

DIY Drapes from Bedsheets

15 DIY Curtains and Window Coverings for an Eco-Friendly Makeover

There are huge environmental and economic benefits to covering your windows with curtains. You conserve energy when you insulate even energy-efficient windows with another layer or two, and if your windows are older, the energy conservation is even more extreme. With that energy conservation comes concrete savings on your energy bills. It’s a win-win situation!


30 Eco-Friendly DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving tends to get lost in the build-up to Christmas, but even though there’s snow on the ground outside my window right now, I personally still want to pretend like it’s autumn.

spring wreath

30 Spring Wreaths to DIY

Keep your front door in tune with the season by DIYing a beautiful, eco-friendly spring wreath!

Upcycled Planters - Whiskey Barrel

9 Upcycled & DIY Planters for Your Container Garden

Whether you’re growing food, succulents, or houseplants, you need something to put those babies in. These upcycled and DIY planters come in all different shapes and sizes, so you can choose what’s best for your garden.

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