Tuesday, September 20, 2011

wishlist : burlap {1}

Not too long ago, I was reading through some of the blogs that I follow and my bloggy friend Jennifer made this gorgeous burlap wreath for her front door. I was very inspired to do something like that, but being in the middle of a move, I didn't have the time. Since moving and getting {mostly} settled in, I now have time for more projects... sort of. (Note: Taking on 10 extra projects does not guarantee that you have time for those 10 extra projects.) Anyway, I've been thinking more about her burlap wreath, and then I saw some burlap pins on Pinterest (is everyone on Pinterest now? isn't it really the best?) and was just amazed... aaaaahhh-mazed at all of the fun decor and uses for burlap. Right now I'm crushing hard on burlap. I love how it can be paired with any color; it has the shabby chic look that I just adore; and how it can be sewn, painted, dyed, frayed, and more. It really is my favorite material right now. In fact, I've ordered a big ol' roll of it so I can get started on some of the crafty ideas I've been inspired to do. [insert excited squeal here]


Here's a wishlist of some burlap items that I just love. In fact, I love so many that I have to split this post in two because I didn't want to over-burlap your brain. 


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A burlap lunch bag. If I still worked in an office, I would want this!


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This is so pretty. 
As a side note, I'm setting a goal for 2012 to learn how to make beautiful fabric flowers. I've never tried this, but I'm determined to learn and make lots of beautiful flowers for everything!

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Love it!

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This is gorgeous! I love that you can add small ornaments for various seasons and holidays!

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Again, a year-round table runner that you can dress up for any occasion! Perfect!

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See what I mean about how cute burlap looks with any color? This is so fun and cheery!

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I love the contrast of this one. The burlap being dark and the decoration being lighter.

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This is so sugary sweet!
UPDATED: Ashley, the shop owner of this lovely framed quote, is just as sugary sweet as the products in her shop. She's offering 15% off to all my readers on products in her shop. Which means you can pick up this super cute frame for even less! Just enter "delightfully15" in the coupon code. :) 

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How cute and handy!

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Oh my heavens.... isn't this just gorgeous. I {almost} want to rethink my office decor to incorporate the shabby chic look and have this hanging up. 


Well, that's it for this one! Come back later to see Part 2!

I wonder if there's some chevron burlap out there? That would be the marriage of two of my current obsessions and I'm pretty sure my heart would just explode at that! haha. 

I can hardly wait to get my burlap in! Which of these ideas is your favorite?

11 comments:

  1. I love burlap too. It's natural, yet somehow sophisticated.

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  2. Ooooh, all of those are so cute! I think that lunch bag would even be kind of cute as a purse!

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  3. The flower burlap idea is awesome! I have one burlap bag I got from trade and I love it!

    dita

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  4. I love the table runner, pillows, and picture frame! I think I would like pairing burlap with muslin for texture contrast--I love texture!

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  5. I love burlap! If I were going to redecorate I would use tons of it. I love this pillow from Sammysgrammy. She gets her coffee sacks from a local coffee shop - for free!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55856155/throw-pillow-vintage-burlap-farmhouse

    ♥♥♥
    Sue

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  6. LOVE the wreath!!! Sooooo gorgeous! I love fabric strip wreaths, though. On that to do list that never gets done...

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  7. Love burlap too ~ I used it last February to make a Valentine bunting which turned out so cute.

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  8. Yay! You shared my wreath. I've already been thinking about how I can make a similar one in Halloween colors. I totally am digging the burlap style too. That pillow with the flower is FANTASTIC as in now I want one!!

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  9. Burlap is one of my favorite things right now, too! You could paint burlap to look like chevrons!!

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing my pillow.
    I am in love with all things made from burlap.
    And your choices are great!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing my framed burlap. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with an obsession with burlap :) I'm now following your blog too, btw! <3

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