Burlap is a very popular material and one that gives you many craft possibilities. If you are looking to add a bit of rustic to your home or you simply like the look of burlap, there are so many things that you can make!
We have collected a list of 100 easy DIY projects that you can make with burlap. From bed skirts and curtains to pillows, picture frames and even wedding attire, you can easily put together these burlap crafts and decorate your home or give them away as gifts.
Burlap is easy to find and relatively inexpensive (think potato sacks) or you can purchase it from your local craft store and it comes in a wide variety of colors these days as well so even if you don’t generally like the brownish color, you can find other colors to complete your crafts. Grab that burlap and get started on one of these amazing projects.
Felt Flower Burlap Pillow
This little pillow is the perfect way to add a little rustic charm to your living room or bedroom. Whether you have it on the couch or use it as a decorative bed pillow, it is lovely and really simple to make. The felt flower is the most complicated part but even that is relatively easy. You just need enough burlap to create the pillow and then of course, the stuffing. This is so easy that you may want to make several to line your couch and you can alter the size to fit your specific needs.
DIY Instructions – Bet1975
This is a great project that is perfect for keeping photos or even notes. You can hang it in the kitchen and use the clothespins to hold notes about schedules or important events. You need to purchase a canvas, which you can probably get at your local Dollar Store and you’ll need ribbon or other fabric trim to hold the clothespins which hold your photos or note cards. You can actually put this entire thing together in less than an hour and it’s great for holding recipes or just anything that you want to put on it.
DIY Instructions – Akadesign
Burlap Tote with Shabby Rose
You just can never have too many tote bags and this one is made completely of burlap, right down to the adorable shabby rose on the side. You can actually put the rose anywhere you want but it looks great right next to the strap. Note that you’ll need fabric to cover the inside unless you really do want it completely from burlap. There is also a bit of sewing required but even for beginning sewers, this is a great little project that won’t take up too much of your time and will give you a beautiful tote that you can use at the beach this summer.
DIY Instructions – Lamaisonreid
Burlap and Lace Table Runner
What a beautiful way to dress up a fall table! This lace and burlap table runner is as easy to make as it is beautiful. You can use it during other seasons but it will be perfect for those fall dinners and even Thanksgiving. It’s such a simple project, too. You just have to cut your burlap and then add the lace. You can make it wider by adding wider lace or just add a thin lace border to make it smaller. You can also toggle the length to fit your specific table length and this would be great even for coffee tables or dressers.
DIY Instructions – Celebrations
Rustic Burlap Vase
This beautiful vase is actually made with an upcycled tin can. You just clean the can thoroughly and then glue the burlap all the way around. You’ll have to cut the burlap to ensure that it fits perfectly lengthwise and then top it off with a lovely satin or lace ribbon. You could also crochet a topper and run the ribbon through that. These would be great for weddings to hold flowers on the table or you could just have a few of them sitting around the house this summer holding lovely wildflowers. A little hot glue will hold the burlap and ribbons perfectly in place.
Available on: Etsy Burlap rustic vases
Imagine the rustic look that your home will have when you create these lovely burlap curtains to hang. Whether you want something in the bedroom, living room or even the dining room, you can make these pretty quickly and there is no sewing required. They cost only about $7 per panel which is much cheaper than store bought curtains and these are so much more unique. If you want, you could embellish them a bit with different things or they look great without anything added.
DIY Instructions – Fourgenerationsoneroof
Rustic Sliding Chalkboard with Burlap Backing
This is a great Pottery Barn knockoff that would be perfect for keeping family messages organized. It has a chalkboard for writing messages as well as burlap for pinning up notes, recipes or anything else you need to keep handy. The original piece from Pottery Barn (which is no longer available) was over $100 but you can make this yourself for around $10, depending on what you have on hand for the project.
DIY Instructions – Prettyhandygirl
Burlap Christmas Stockings
We realize it’s a little early for Christmas projects, but this one is so cute that it just had to be mentioned. If you want to decorate in a rustic look this coming Holiday, these burlap stockings are absolutely perfect. Just measure, cut, sew and then embellish with whatever you want. The un-hemmed ruffles on these are adorable and really give them that rustic country look. You could do as many of these as you need for your mantel or imagine adding them to your porch decorations.
DIY Instructions – Dearlillieblog
Ruffled Bed Skirt
This great bed skirt has loads of ruffles and is perfect in burlap for those of you looking to add a real rustic feel to your homes. The skirt is actually much easier to make than it looks and you can create one in king or queen size based on the instructions. You could also probably cut it down if you needed a full or twin sized bed skirt. The little bows on the corners are really cute and imagine how this would look with a few burlap decorator pillows on the bed.
Available on: Etsy Ruffled Bed Skirt
Erasable Dinner Menu
This menu is certainly going to dress up your kitchen and it serves such a handy little function. You can keep track of all of the meals that you are planning to make for the week. This lets you know that you have everything you need on hand and keeps all of your dinners perfectly organized. The project itself is really easy and you can use whatever color schemes you want so that you can match it perfectly to your kitchen décor. These would also make wonderful gifts.
DIY Instructions – Bystephanielynn
Pottery Barn Inspired Frenchy Pillow
This gorgeous monogramed pillow is perfect for any bedroom and comes complete with a lovely bouquet of burlap flowers. If you already have the burlap and filling on hand, this one won’t cost you anything, which is a lot cheaper than Pottery Barn versions that can run nearly $50 with the monogram. You could do these in a smaller version as well to dress up the bed or even a couch if you want and they take very little time to complete.
DIY Instructions – Confessionsofaplateaddict
Burlap Shower Curtain
You can create both a burlap shower curtain and adorable hangers to match and all without a stitch of sewing required. This little project uses fabric glue and an iron to keep everything in place. The clothespins between the curtain hooks are a nice touch and makes the entire bathroom look really rustic and old-fashioned. This is a great look for any bathroom and you only need about 5 yards of burlap to complete the entire thing, so it’s really easy and really inexpensive, especially if you already have a few yards of burlap on hand.
DIY Instructions – Halfbakedhomemaking
Anthropologie Inspired Jute Hurricane Lantern
You can make this great Anthropologie knock-off hurricane lantern with a bit of burlap, some garden twine and jute rope and a few other supplies. You will need a container to create the form but you can recycle an old iced tea gallon so if you have the other supplies on hand, this one won’t cost a cent. These are great for decorating your outdoors and are really easy to make. You can do several of them and really entertain on the deck in style this summer.
DIY Instructions – Hymnsandverses
You can create this lovely burlap wreath and make different decorations for it so you can leave it hanging all year and simply change it a bit to match each season. The wreath itself takes very little time to create and you need very few supplies. You just apply the burlap material to your wreath form, or you could make it from wire if you prefer, and then add whatever decorations you want. It takes several yards of burlap depending on how full you want the wreath to be and you can add wooden lettering or other embellishments using floral wire.
DIY Instructions – Theturquoisehome
Burlap Fabric Planter
These little planters are easy to make and the perfect way to display your lovely spring flowers. After you have planted your flowers in the coco fiber liner, you simply “wrap” it all up in burlap and add a ribbon or bow. You can sit these directly on the ground or keep them on the porch if you want something to dress up your curb appeal just a bit. They are easy to do and look beautiful when you have several of them grouped together.
DIY Instructions – Themotherhuddle
No-Sew Burlap Valance
This great valance looks really expensive and really elegant but you can make it in just about an hour and it costs very little to create. You basically just have to measure the window, cut the burlap and then hang it on the window. You can use thumbtacks to secure it into place and the burlap will perfectly hide the tacks so they won’t be seen. The frayed edges look great on the bottom and you just have to place ties of some sort wherever you want them to raise the valance however you prefer.
DIY Instructions – 11magnolialane
Burlap Bulletin Board
This great burlap bulletin board is super easy and really inexpensive to create. You just need a cork board, which you can pick up at your local Dollar Store for very little, a staple gun, a few upholstery tacks and a yard of burlap. You just cover an ordinary cork board with burlap and then use the upholstery tacks to give it a bit of decoration. This is great for kitchens and takes very little time to put together. Keep your recipes, bills or whatever you want pinned up here and remind yourself of important tasks in style.
DIY Instructions – Tidymom
White Burlap Bunnies
Whether you are looking for a really unique project for Easter or you just absolutely adore bunnies, you are sure to love this easy burlap bunny project. Note that you don’t really have to do these in white. If you prefer natural burlap (or any other color for that matter) you can use whatever color you prefer. You just have to cut the bunny form out of the burlap, hand stitch it and remember to fill before you close it up. These would be great for homemade Easter baskets or just anywhere you want a whimsical and really cute decoration.
DIY Instructions – Cottageatthecrossroads
Anthropologie Inspired Ruffled Lampshade
You only need about a yard and a half of burlap to create this beautiful ruffled lampshade, which would look perfect in any room in your house. You can use an old lamp base that you already have or pick one up for a buck or two at your local thrift store or a yard sale. Then just paint the base whatever color you want and get to work on your Anthropologie inspired shade. You don’t even have to sew this one. You can use fabric glue to keep the ruffles together, making it as easy to create as it is beautiful.
DIY Instructions – Tatertotsandjello
Don’t wait until fall to begin creating these adorable little burlap pumpkins, which you can do in a load of different sizes. These are great for fall decorating inside or out. There is a bit of sewing involved to make them but they are much easier than they look and you can do them in different colors if you want to create a really colorful and bold display. You could even decorate the burlap a bit with sharpies or other markers before you make them into pumpkins to create a really unique display.
DIY Instructions – Refresh-renew
Burlap Utensil Holders
These little utensil holders are the perfect things to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table. Of course, if you don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving to use them, they are also great for summer get-togethers. They are very simple to make and you don’t have to sew anything. You can put them together with a hot glue gun and then just add the adornments or name tags or whatever else you want to decorate them. A little piece of twine is perfect for adding names or any special message you want to share with your dinner guests.
DIY Instructions – Iheartnaptime
Burlap Wrapped Vase
Just a strip of burlap, a plain glass vase and a little lace will help you to create these beautiful burlap wrapped vases that are great for weddings or for anywhere in the home. You can easily stencil images or words onto the vases with white paint and then use white lace to tie them together. You can cover any vase and even recycle wine bottles or just about anything else that you want to turn into a vase with this project. It’s quick and easy and costs very little – nothing at all if you have a little burlap and other supplies on hand.
DIY Instructions – To-be-charmed
DIY Burlap Flag
This flag is a great project if you want something a little unique hanging in your home or you could use it as an outdoor flag as well. You just have to cut the burlap to the size that you need, add whatever message or image you want with stencils and then add some jute rope to hang the flag. This entire project will take less than an hour (depending of course on what message you want to use and how you apply the words) and won’t cost anything if you have a piece of burlap and some paint handy.
DIY Instructions – Thewoodgraincottage
Burlap Cupcake Wrappers
Burlap lined cupcakes are a great idea for weddings or just anytime you want to add a little something special to your yummy cupcakes. If you are planning a burlap themed wedding, these would look great next to your wedding cake. You just have to glue the burlap onto a cupcake wrapper template and then sit the cupcakes down into them. You can add any type of decoration that you want although a simple jute or twine tie looks great right through the middle.
Burlap Candle Holders
These little candle holders will be perfect for fall decorating but they’ll look great during other seasons as well. You just have to cut burlap to cover glass candle holders (or any glass container for that matter) and then decorate them however you want. Acorns look great across the front center but you can use your imagination for the decorations. You just wrap the burlap around the jar, glue it into place and then add a twine ribbon in the front to make it look really great.
DIY Instructions – Victoriabrikho