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Winter Burlap Inspiration

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Take a look at these winter burlap decor ideas that are inspiring me this season.

I planned on showing you my throw pillow makeover today but after one last try this morning I declared this project a complete FAIL!  Not the cute “oh it still looks nice” fail, but total and complete fail; no pictures.

So I gave up, and will try again with a new technique next week.  I decided to indulge myself a little this evening and do a roundup of my favorite material right now, burlap.

I am planning on using touches of winter burlap around my house this winter.  Burlap is versatile enough that I can leave the items up over Christmas and through those long winter months.  Take a look at my inspiration.

winter burlap inspiration

I have a burlap wreath that I have had the pleasure of dressing up for the season and holidays.  I want to do something with a little red and silver this year.  I love how elegant this wreath is from Pretty Little Paisley on Etsy.

Winter Burlap Wreath by PrettyLittlePaisley on Etsy

We have 2 cream-colored knit stockings that are always on our mantle.  I would love to add 2 burlap and cream stockings to the mix for the little ones.  I love these from Turnbow Designs on Etsy.

Burlap Christmas stockings

I save all of my marinara jars and have different sizes stocked up, you never know when you might need a jar right?  I would love to do something along these lines on a table as a center piece or on the mantle at varying heights, love the simplicity of burlap and a sparkly snowflake. This project idea is from Michaels.

Burlap wrapped candles. Trim burlap to fit around glass cylinder. Leave space on top so glass shows & add extra at bottom for overlapping. Apply coat of Mod Podge to glass, position burlap, smooth the fabric. Apply topcoat of Mod Podge & let dry for 3 hrs. Hot glue band of ribbon around center, then snowflake. Or whatever embellishment suit. Can use various sizes of cylinders for an arrangement.

Same with these candles from Marty’s Musings, just a piece of burlap and some ribbon or twine. So simple, but these would look great staggered among those jars on the mantel or table.

This is a great tutorial on stenciling winter burlap from Anyone Can Decorate.  I could see this on my wreath or as part of a tree topper.  Adding text to a burlap ribbon is a really creative idea.

This tree skirt from Sweet Annie Creations on Etsy is gorgeous, I love the glamour.  I currently have a very old piece of red felt that I use as my tree skirt.  It might be time to upgrade.

Handmade Gold Sequin and Burlap Tree Skirt

And finally, why not share my love of burlap with others.  Last year I wrapped most of my gifts in patterned kraft paper.  I still have a roll or 2 left, I could easily add a ribbon, some burlap, and a flower bow or tag.  I love a beautifully wrapped gift!

I feel inspired and motivated even after my craft failure this morning. Although I won’t be decorating for winter any time soon (I really am enjoying fall) I will probably start working on some of these winter burlap projects next month.

Do you plan ahead for the next season?  Or do you wing it?

Thanks for visiting!

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Julia@Happy House and Home

Friday 25th of October 2013

Hi Sarah - I love the little sparkly touches with the burlap! Will keep these in mind - only a couple of weeks and we'll have the beginnings of snow flying! Thanks for the roundup, but sorry about your fail! If it helps, I have many projects that were deemed fails! Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry, sometimes I throw things! LOL! Have a great weekend, Julia

DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)

Wednesday 23rd of October 2013

Thanks for sharing at the party! I love all things burlap. I still need to make a fall wreath. Theresa @DearCreatives

Helen G.

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

What a bunch of great ideas of using burlap! I made one simple wreath using burlap and felt this fall. Love it! Thanks for the inspirations!!


Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

Thanks Helen, love how easy this can be to work with.


Thursday 17th of October 2013

They are all beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration, just in time to get ready for Christmas ;)


Thursday 17th of October 2013

Glad you stopped by, it will be here before we know it!

Kim -StuffedSuitcase (@StuffedSuitcase)

Monday 14th of October 2013

What a great collection of crafts! I just love the rustic look of burlap at Christmas Time. Pinning this!


Monday 14th of October 2013

Thanks Kim, so glad you like it.

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