Friday, July 31, 2009

An Easy Burlap Project



I just love the simplicity (and price) of burlap. It just adds such texture and is often an unexpected element in a room. I got this new quilt and shams recently and wanted to change out my bolster pillow cover. The burlap sack or grain sack covers are so expensive, so I came up with something comparable to that look. It is a very simple look which I like for the bedroom. I noticed in this picture that I need to do a little trimming on the right side to make them even, but you get the picture. I just sewed a piece of burlap together, turned it right side out, did the stencil, and slid the bolster inside. Then I tied the ribbon around each side to close it. It was quick and easy and cost me nothing! I already had some extra burlap. For $1.75 a yard (with a coupon), you can afford to do a little experimenting!
I would love to hear about your burlap projects!

5 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

That is ADORABLE!!

SG's Mommy said...

Very cute - love it. I hope you don't mind people copying your creative ideas!

Elise said...

That is so cute!! I was thinking about it last night and wondering when you were going to do it, if you were...
Elise

Katherine Ann said...

Love the pillow Amy!

Jessica and Duglas said...

I wish I could sew! Your burlap pillow is lovely.
Did you, by any chance get that quilt from Ross?????? I just bought the same exact one but they were out of the shams and pillow cases! I was disappointed but I love the way it looks with the white pillows and your burlap pillow!