Make something Monday: 5 Easy Burlap Crafts

Let’s chat for just a minute about burlap and all the cool things you can do with it. Burlap is a nubby fabric with a lot of weight and texture. It fits right in with my farmhouse style home, which is a good thing, because there is burlap ALL over my house.

I thought I’d share five of my favorite burlap crafts with you today. Of course, these are in no particular order. They were also pretty cheap and easy to make.

 

  1. Cover old books with burlap

Covering old books with burlap is a great way to add some texture to your bookshelves or mantles. You can then use the fabric covered books as risers to add height to your decor. These old books were purchased from the thrift store and used as risers for this “plant.” You can read more about this project here.

2. Framed Burlap Art

Did you know you can print on fabric? You can, and you can even do this with a desktop printer. I downloaded a graphic from Wedding Chicks and printed it onto my burlap. Read about it here. 

3. Clip frames with burlap backgrounds

I also created some clip frames with burlap backgrounds to go with this. You can read more about how I created this project here. 

 

4. Burlap table runner (No sew)

I simply cut this burlap into a strip to create this table runner. No gluing or sewing was involved. In just a few minutes, I was able to get a cute table runner that goes with my farmhouse look.

5. Farmhouse inspired burlap and lace candles

Most recently, I’ve created these farmhouse candles. They were simple, cheap and easy to make, and I made them with materials I already own. You can read about how I did it here. 

I’m sure I’ll soon have more burlap projects to show you. Have a wonderful Monday!

 

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Make It Monday: Kids’ American Flag Made From Paint Sticks


Today’s Make it Monday post is for the kids! Maybe you have children, or grandchildren, or even nieces and nephews who might enjoy it. 

This cute little flag is inspired by folk art- it’s definitely different from anything I usually make and it’s far from perfect. The paint ran, the colors bled a little, but I’m kind of liking its imperfections.

All you need is this:


If you’re doing this with kids, my only advice is to use wood glue, or leave operating the glue gun to the adults.
You’ll need to lay out your paint sticks like this, alternating the notched ends.


Then, using either wood glue or hot glue, glue two of the sticks cross-ways. The notched ends will serve as a guide for getting your cross bars glued on straight.


Then, flip it over and place your star stickers however you like.


Go ahead and paint the blue field on your flag. Paint over the stars if you plan to peel them off. That’s what we originally did.


Then, alternate your red and white stripes on the flag.


In the end, we decided to use white star stickers since the paint bled a bit.


This was a fun, easy and cheap craft project. My kiddos loved it and I bet yours will as well.

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Make it Monday: Turn an ugly painting into a cute chalkboard 


It all started when I went into a local thrift shop last week.


I apologize if you like this sort of thing, but I do not. I did like the frame, though, and at barely $10, the price was right.

I took it home and started painting over the ugly painting with chalkboard paint.


I put on one coat


I let it dry, and then added a second one.


Then, I used chalk paint to paint the frame white. It took two coats.


Then, I rubbed chalk all over it to season it, and erased it. If you don’t do this, you can never erase your chalk board.


And then I hung it in my pantry, and I’m using it to help plan meals.

What thrift store makeovers have you done recently?

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Make it Mondays: a farmhouse style chalkboard 


You may have seen this “chalkboard” hanging in my dining room.


It’s actually not a chalkboard at all. It’s a framed piece of black foam core board that I stenciled before I knew what I was doing. 

I decided to make it a legit chalkboard and use a hand lettering technique I’ve recently learned. 

First, I whipped out some chalkboard paint and applied to coats to the board. I wanted it to be a legit chalkboard so I could change it up if need be.


After using two coats of paint, I let it dry and then “seasoned” it. If you want to be able to erase, you must do this. Just rub the chalk all over the board twice, completely covering it.

Then, erase it once. Leave the dust and DO NOT CLEAN it.


Print out what you want it to say and then trace the letters with a pencil. When you trace it, you should see your word, very faintly, in the dust.  


I used a Bistro chalk marker to trace and fill in the words. This is awesome because if you mess up, you can erase with a wet paper towel. You’ll have to reseason the board though. 


I love how it turned out.


Don’t you think that’s way better?

And, best of all, I can erase it and change it up if I want to.

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A farmhouse gallery wall…revealed


Last week, we published this post to ask your advice about our living room gallery wall.

You guys even helped make our decision by participating in my poll.

And after mulling it over for a bit, we chose to do this:


I love that cute little B on the top right, but I feel like it doesn’t really go with the rest of the gallery. I will probably change it out, but for now, isn’t this wall a hundred times better?

Have a wonderful week.

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Make something Monday: farmhouse inspired candles

Today’s “make something Monday” is a quick and easy DIY idea that I actually got from a friend of ours at church. Last week when I was at her house I saw some really pretty candles and I thought I’d try to make them as well.


Mine aren’t as cute as hers but I do like how they turned out.


You will need burlap ribbon, lace, hot glue gun and glue (not pictured) and pillar candles.

Then, cut your burlap to size, wrap it around your candle and hot glue the ends together. Then you just got glue the lace on top of the burlap. Easy Peasy, right?


Just don’t burn your fingers like I did ☹️

I also tried using them on these pillar spindles but they’re a bit too small.


I will show you later this week how I’ve chosen to use these candles. Have a wonderful week!

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Make it Mondays: Lined baskets from diaper baskets


As the mother of an almost two year old, I’ve got a ton of diaper boxes. They come in handy for a number of things: passing hand me downs to friends and even DIY storage.

You can cover them with fabric and make some super cute bins:


Did you know you can use them to make lined “baskets” as well?

All you need is jute twine, high temperature hot glue sticks and an old pillowcase.


First, cut the flaps off your diaper box.


Then, Start gluing your rope to the box. You’ll want to do the opposite of what I did and start from the bottom, though. #trialanderror


Repeat until your whole box is covered.


Keep going…


Almost there…


How far I got before running out of rope…and why you should start from the bottom.


Then go get your pillow case and slip it around your box. It won’t be an exact fit and that’s ok.

Not bad, huh?

I’m planning to make some more of these and use them in our new family room. But for now, it’s corralling some glass vases in my China hutch.


So, does anyone wanna send me some diaper boxes? Have a great day!

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Farmhouse Friday: “Antique” tool caddy

Two years ago I went shopping at a local dollar store and I found this:


Granted, when I found it, it had this horrendously ugly label on the front:


Sorry if that’s your thing. I soaked it and scraped that bad guy off. I didn’t really do anything with it after that.

I do have some great ideas of how I’m gonna use it, though.


I added some mason jars to it (Classico sauce jars fit perfectly!) and used it as a silverware caddy in my dining room.


Then I had another idea and I grabbed some tin cans and used it to store my art supplies.

I can’t claim this one, but someone in a Facebook group I follow did this:


Now I want to buy a few more of these!!!

Have you dressed up a “Cheapy-find” and then find more than one use for it?

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Make it Mondays: Faux vintage sign


Get ready for the quickest and easiest craft ever. 

All you need are the following (and a glue stick):


Pictured here are old foam core poster board (that I’ve been painting on, can you tell?), scissors and a printable “sign.” I downloaded this and printed it from The Graphics Fairy.com. 

If you have never checked out The Graphics Fairy, you should. Lots of great vintage graphics and botanical prints… and they’re free!!

I printed it on cardstock, trimmed it down and glued it onto the foam board.


Then, all you have to do is trim down your foam board.


I love how this sign looks on our shelf: 


I will definitely make more of these. 

Have a wonderful week.

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Farmhouse Friday: Chalk painted Mason jars


Last week I showed you some chalk painted Mason jars.


These things turned out so cute. I love how the chalk paint really makes the details on the jars pop.


I popped some faux hydrangeas into the Ball jar and put it in my baby’s room.


But don’t they look darling with these art supplies in them?

I can also envision using these jars in a bathroom to store cotton balls and such.

But for now, I’m loving them as vases.


Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.

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