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Burlap Craft Projects: 12 Creative Ideas for All Styles

Whether your style is farmhouse or boho, these DIY burlap craft projects you can make with burlap ribbon will fit your taste and home decor.

Hey there! Today we’re sharing a unique collection of burlap craft projects and DIY ideas including everything from an upcycled burlap basket to a frilly burlap pillow. There’s even a burlap lampshade! All of these easy burlap craft projects include step-by-step tutorials that anyone can do using burlap ribbon. So set aside any notion you have that burlap is only for people who like classic country style. Get ready to be inspired!

12 Creative Burlap Projects for All Styles

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The Monthly DIY Challenge

A group of my blogger friends hosted a Monthly DIY Challenge. Each month, they each created something amazing and new using a common element or theme. You should see what these ladies made with leather, felt, chalkboards and dowels in some of their past monthly challenges, just to name a few. They’re incredible! I was especially impressed a few months ago when they each made something totally different and unique with white pillow cases.

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When you see the kinds of DIY projects these bloggers dream up, you’ll understand how thrilled I was when they agreed to use our Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® burlap ribbon for their Monthly DIY Challenge in July! YAY!!

With the high level of talent in this group of bloggers, I must admit I had high expectations that they would have creative ways to use the burlap ribbon we sent them, but WOW! They totally exceeded all my hopes and dreams for this month’s challenge. Every one of them thought outside of the box and went above and beyond with these burlap craft projects. I just know you’re bound to find something that connects with your style.

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12 Creative Burlap Craft Projects

To make any of these burlap craft projects, just click on the link or the photos. You’ll zoom over to the step-by-step tutorial to get all the details. If you wish to pin or share any of the specific projects, please share from the original source. These bloggers worked very hard on this Monthly DIY Challenge and deserve all the credit and support. To save or pin the whole collection of burlap craft projects, you’ll find a large collage image at the end of this blog post.

#1 DIY Burlap Basket

Turn an average, everyday laundry hamper into a cute cottage-chic basket. It adds texture and dimension to an otherwise boring object.

Laundry Hamper to Burlap Basket Upcycle – Bre from Average But Inspired

Laundry Hamper to Burlap Basket Upcycle – Average But Inspired -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#2 Memo Board

Memo boards are so useful and this one is creative and cute. Instead of using a cork board, wind some twine around the frame. It matches the color of the burlap ribbon perfectly.

Simple Custom Memo Board with Burlap Ribbon – Erin from DIY Passion

Simple Custom Memo Board with Burlap Ribbon – DIY Passion -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#3 Wall Planter

Since burlap has a rough feel to it, it’s perfect for holding plants. This planter brings the outdoors inside. And I just love the GROW sign above it.

DIY Farmhouse Wall Planter – Nicole from The Inspired Hive

DIY Farmhouse Wall Planter – The Inspired Hive -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#4 Ruffled burlap pillow

This craft only took her 15 minutes to make. That’s a pretty simple craft that totally changes how your bed or room looks and feels.

15 Minute Farmhouse Style Ruffle Burlap Pillow – Kristi from Making It In the Mountains

15 Minute Farmhouse Style Ruffle Burlap Pillow – Making It In the Mountains -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#5 Burlap utensil holders

These cute utensil holders are perfect for parties or holiday meals with your family. And the best part is they can double as name cards too.

How to Cut Burlap and Make Easy Utensil Holders – Katie from Little House of Four

How to Cut Burlap and Make Easy Utensil Holders – Little House of Four -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#6 Wood and Burlap Picture Frame

This makes a really thoughtful and beautiful DIY gift idea. It’s perfectly rustic. All the textures of the wood and burlap give it a 3D feel.

Easy Scrap Wood and Burlap Picture Frame – Amy from Canary Street Crafts

Easy Scrap Wood and Burlap Picture Frame – Canary Street Crafts -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#7 Burlap wall hanging

Add a little charm to your walls with this simple and sweet wall hanging. The leather accents add rustic textures to an ourdoorsy home decor idea.

Easy DIY Burlap Ribbon Bohemian Wall Hanging – Erica from Dwell Beautiful

Easy DIY Burlap Ribbon Bohemian Wall Hanging – Dwell Beautiful -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#8 Burlap cord cover

This is so clever. Turn your cords into part of the room’s decor. A little bit of burlap does the trick.

Quick and Simple DIY Burlap Cord Cover – Emily from Table and Hearth

Quick and Simple DIY Burlap Cord Cover – Table and Hearth -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#9 Cabinet Door Curtains

Hanging up the burlap behind a glass cabinet door is a genius idea. It gives the cabinet an entirely new look without much effort.

Burlap Cabinet Door Curtains – Sarah from Little Red Brick House (This tutorial is no longer available.)

Burlap Cabinet Door Curtains – Little Red Brick House -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#10 Farmhouse style lampshade

Turn an ordinary lamp into a farmhouse style one in no time at all. You can incorporate your room’s colors easily by just changing the ribbon around the middle.

Quick and Easy Farmhouse Style Burlap Lampshade – Amanda from Dwelling in Happiness

Quick and Easy Farmhouse Style Burlap Lampshade – Dwelling in Happiness -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#11 Burlap Tassels

You can add these tassels to any baskets around your home or even to DIY lampshades or wall hangings. The list is endless.

DIY Burlap Tassels – Bre from Brepurposed

DIY Burlap Tassels – Brepurposed -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

#12 Burlap and Lace banner

This bunting banner is so cute! You can use it all year long or bring it out during special events.

Simple Farmhouse Burlap and Lace Banner – Kendra from Joy in Our Home

Simple Farmhouse Burlap and Lace Banner – Joy in Our Home -- 12 creative burlap craft projects featured on Kenarry.com

Burlap craft questions

How do you treat burlap?

It’s not necessary to treat it before you do a craft. However, if you want to, you can wash it in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Hot or warm water could cause the burlap to shrink.

How do you get wrinkles out of burlap?

Do not iron burlap with the iron directly on the fabric. It could get stuck to your iron and cause quite a mess. Instead, find an old shirt or muslin fabric and lay it over the burlap. Then, dampen the shirt with water and iron the shirt/fabric on top of the burlap.

How do you keep burlap from unraveling?

There are a few ways you can keep burlap from unraveling as you sew it. You can put mod podge around the edges right after you make your cuts. Or you can use a small amount of hot glue around the edge.

So what are you waiting for? Grab some burlap ribbon on Amazon and get started on your own burlap craft projects! With your purchase, you’ll be supporting our small family owned business and you’ll get to make beautiful DIY decor for your home at the same time. Win/win, right? We’d love to see how your burlap craft projects turn out so tag us on Facebook or Instagram at @kenarryideas if you post pictures.

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