Burlap has become synonymous with summer in many parts of the country!
I admit it … I wait ALL year just for those few short summer months that fall upon the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Some may wonder why I don’t just move to a warmer climate but I do feel the wait is worth it. In all of my excitement, I purchased an entire bolt of burlap fabric. Yup! an entire bolt!
Buying an entire bolt of burlap fabric means,
I need to make A LOT of … ???
You tell me!!
Yikes, a little over zealous perhaps? YES!!! But so be it, I’ve bought it and started using it.
Burlap inspiration board
Before I get making, I always search for inspiration. Here are some of the pieces that really got my creative mind running full speed.
- All you need is LOVE and a BOAT! Wayfair.com for $120
- Marketplace Bagasse Centerpieces & Hanging Décor Wayfair $14.99
- Tori Richard Solid Raffia Clutch ToriRichard.com for $46
- James Perse Playa Striped Large Hemp Tote JamesPerse.com for $495
- Sussex Basket with Personalizable Burlap Liner PotteryBarn.com $39.50
- Hemp Beach Mat The Shabby Hall for on Etsy for $59.90
Burlap Adjustable Handle Tote
The first piece I started with was an adjustable handle burlap lined tote bag. It came out so cute! The leather handles make it adjustable to be either a shoulder bag or a hand-held tote. The size is just big enough to hold a few magazines or some shopping essentials. Take a look!
From here I went on to painting some pillows, which are in progress and will be the subject of another post. I’m also planning an unlined burlap tote, kind of an experiment, that I think will be great for the beach. As well as cute metal lunch pails with burlap liners. So fun to get creative with the anticipation of warm weather!
Do you have any suggestions?
Always looking for new ideas, let me know if you have any! I’d love to hear them and see if they are possibilities for this year or a future year! Email me and let me know!
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That’s it for today! Be well and get excited for warmer days ahead,