BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

I have a crush on burlap. Well, it’s probably a little more like an obsession! I know that it might be a little smelly and scratchy and it sheds BUT it is sooooo pretty and looks amazing in almost any decor. I think burlap is here to stay. Today I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite burlap DIY’s to share with you!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

Even if you are not crafty you can make this pretty bow. It’s so so easy and I have a post with very detailed instructions for you! Learn how to make this one bow and you won’t have to learn how to make another!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

Did you know that you can wash burlap? And when it’s washed it becomes soft and lofty and does not smell and it so much easier to work with.  It does make your washer and dryer a little fuzzy, but it is so worth it!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

If you try one burlap diy y0u might want to try your hand at covering burlap books. They will become one of your most used decor items! And you can still read them. Warning: this diy project is a little addictive! I could cover all the books at StoneGable if I had the time!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

Don’t you love this darling pillow? And you won’t believe just how easy it is to make. Can you see this pillow in your home?


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

This is such an oldie but goodie wreath. I think almost everyone has made this easy peasy and fluffy wreath. But I had to add it to this lineup for the one person who has not made one yet! Is that you?


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

Yes, these are no-sew! And so easy too! Aren’t these cute? I have them on a guest bed and get so many comments about them!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

If you have been reading StoneGable for any length of time, you know I love pillows! And here is such a WOW factor pillow to make for your home. All you do is cut and glue circles!!!! This is one to try!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

These are fun to make! And they will look great in a bowl with willow balls or moss balls. Or mini pumpkins or acorns or even pinecones. They are a very nice, textural, nubby filler!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

This pretty table runner is made from burlap ribbon! Yes, it is! Putting it together reminded me of those little weaving kits I had as a child!


BEST BURLAP DIY- Easy ways to create beautiful burlap home decor

Do you have an old lampshade rolling around somewhere in your home? You can upcycle it into a pretty ruffled burlap lamp shade! 

There you have it… my top 10!!!! I hope you will try to make one, two or a few!

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  1. Laurene Shewan says:

    Throw your unwashed burlap into a lingerie bag to machine wash and dry. Will help reduce loose pieces of lint.

  2. Anne Marie says:

    I love burlap – thanks for this roundup of the best projects.

  3. Love all the ideas. Now finding time to do them. Thanks

  4. The burlap runner is my favorite!

  5. Thank you for these great ideas! I especially appreciate the “no-sew” ones!

  6. Love burlap!! Thanks for sharing all the project. Enjoy the day.

  7. mattsgramma says:

    Working on a wreath right now!

  8. Thanks for this post, Yvonne, all of these great tutorial in one place!!

  9. I love all these fun burlap ideas! I’ve been admiring your burlap covered books for some time now. I think I will start with those, but I may just have to do all of these cute ideas! Thanks Yvonne!

  10. Anne Porter says:

    I just tied a left over strip of burlap around a very plain lampshade, and pow… a new look ! Left-overs aren’t just for dinner…..

  11. Karen VanLoo says:

    I love burlap, and I never get tired of it! I am glad to know you can wash it. I have a burlap table cloth with a layered skirt, it was kind of expensive and I purchased from Grandinroad. I think I could wash it and air it dry. It covers a long folding table and we use it for parties and during Thanksgiving as an additional serving table for tea and desserts. I also like to decorate with burlap, I love your ideas and the darling no sew pillow!

  12. Carol Elkins says:

    Wonderful ideas for burlap! My burlap wreath is on my front door. And I never knew you could wash burlap!

  13. I love burlap also and have made some of these projects. I have not tried a burlap pillow, so maybe a fall project is in store for me.

  14. burlap is a huge favorite!…love your ideas , especially the flowers!

  15. I have not gone the burlap route due to its “fragrance”! Thank you for the tip about washing this very textural fabric. Any tips on a good hotel in the Lancaster area? Love B and B’s, but husband’s allergies won’t allow these. Thanks for any good info!

  16. Love burlap and all the cute projects.

  17. Seriously cute! I love them all but I think I’ll make the pillows first. Love all the ideas!

  18. Pam Fogal says:

    I hope you’re right in saying burlap is here to stay because I love it too! Please keep featuring burlap!

  19. Love all the burlap ideas. Never knew burlap could be washed. Thanks for this post!

  20. Vee Muller says:

    Love all of the burlap decorated pillows! Have some wide patterned burlap ribbon that should come in handy for some new pillows!

  21. Deb Gregory says:

    Wow! So many things you can do with burlap! Who knew!!! Thanks Y!!!

  22. Gail Young says:

    We love burlap too, Yvonne! Great projects, thanks!

  23. Are you still sending daily emails? I am not getting them now. Why?

  24. Thanks for the washing tip. I, too, love burlap projects, however, it sometimes causes an allergic reaction.

  25. I just love burlap, just purchased some today for our SIL weekend, we do a few crafts for the fall for our homes. I love the burlap book covers, yes I will be covering a few in our family room. Great ideas and I love the no sew pillows.


  26. Carol in PA says:

    I have a large wall clock very similar to the one you own. Mine is very dark and for that reason it sort of depresses me. I know you’ve painted yours. You inspire me to do the same. I won’t do it this summer, but its on my list of things to do.

    I’ve Pinned this whole list of ideas about burlap. I pin almost everything you write. I think I’ve only listened to one audio program with the other ladies. It takes so long to listen to them. I guess I’ll need to put them on to listen to while I’m cleaning house or something. lol

    I’ve told you before that you’re my favorite blogger, but I’m telling you again. Everything you write is well written and your ideas are very artistic and useful.

  27. The entire VintageStyleLiving.com staff loves your blog! Just loved the table runner and flower pillow. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Burlap balls…thanks for the prompt, I’ve been thinking of making them for fall!

  29. Jan Cochran says:

    Wow–such great ideas and I love them all. But with your amazing DIY projects , when do you ever SLEEP!

  30. I love burlap! Even though I’ve been following your blog for awhile there were a couple of projects you included here that I hadn’t seen before; thanks!

  31. Norma Rolader says:

    Thank you love all these tutorials! I love burlap but did not know it could be washed! God bless and have a blessed weekend

  32. Dianne Lanier says:

    Thanks for sharing the burlap ideas. I love the wreath!

  33. love the burlap pillows!

  34. Great ideas, I think I’m going to do the balls and try and get to the books.

  35. Virginia Hildebrandt says:

    So happy for the new ideas for using burlap ! I usually just make runners, so this is a refreshing idea to make good use of the many yards of print aas well as solid to use !

  36. What great ideas! And I’m glad to know the tip about washing burlap.

  37. Laura Harrie says:

    Thanks for giving me the push to start making a burlap Christmas wreath. Your ideas are very creative!

  38. Crystal Brazil says:

    I think the burlap balls would be a nice easy project for me, thank you!

  39. Julie Briones says:

    Thanks, Yvonne, for the reminders on these burlap projects. Pinning the Mr/Mrs pillows and the burlap balls.

  40. I like the idea of the burlap balls. I wonder if I could glue burlap to cheap dollar store pumpkins. Will give it a whirl.

  41. I love using burlap in decorating! I didn’t realize you could wash burlap – thanks for sharing.

  42. I have MANY yards of 12″ width burlap fabric leftover from my daughter’s wedding. We used it for table runners. Your post may be the motivation I need! I also loved your idea you shared in a podcast of attaching burlap to sheer curtains. Thank you!

  43. dOTTI SCHUCK says:

    Made the burlap runner re your instructions and it came out great! Thanks for your idea!

  44. Debra Rowland says:

    Your beautiful dinning table did you do it or was it bought?

    1. Hi Deb, I think you are talking about my kitchen table. It was made for us. Hope this helps.

  45. The burlap table runner is adorable. Elegant with a touch of rustic. Will give this try. Thank you!