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Rustic Christmas Decor: 10 Burlap Ideas for Holiday Decor

Learn how to use burlap for holiday decorating with these easy rustic Christmas decor ideas that will give your home farmhouse style charm this season.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. By now you’re starting to decorate your home for the holidays. Today we’ll show you 10 easy ways you can create rustic Christmas decor using one simple material – burlap! 

Learn how to use burlap for holiday decorating with these easy rustic Christmas decor ideas (including tree decorations, centerpieces, a DIY burlap wreath, and more) that will give your home farmhouse style charm this season. #rusticchristmas #christmasdecorations #kenarry

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I love to magically transform nearly every room of our home with twinkly lights, glittering bulbs and festive red and green accents. It’s fun to change up the look each holiday season, especially when I’ve been drooling over the latest decor ideas on Instagram or in magazines.

If you’re anything like me, you’re on the look out for easy ways to incorporate the current decor trends on a budget. Farmhouse style and rustic home decor has been all the rage thanks to popular HGTV shows like Fixer Upper. The absolute easiest and least expensive way to get that rustic Christmas decor look is by using burlap. 

10 Easy Rustic Christmas Decor Ideas Using Burlap

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Let’s take a look at ten super easy ways anyone can use burlap to create rustic Christmas decor for their home. 

What you need:

All of these rustic Christmas decor ideas use one of these 3 basic burlap products: 

Learn how to use burlap for holiday decorating with these easy rustic Christmas decor ideas that will give your home farmhouse style charm this season.

1. Use burlap ribbon to display Christmas Cards.

Why bother throwing all those Christmas cards you receive in a basket? Instead you can use wide ribbon, burlap and small clothes pins for displaying Christmas cards on your kitchen cabinets so you can enjoy looking at them throughout the holiday season.

Use wide ribbon, burlap and small clothes pins for displaying Christmas cards on your kitchen cabinets so you can enjoy looking at them throughout the holidays. #christmascards #christmas #kenarry

2. Wrap your Christmas tree with burlap garland.

Create a rustic Christmas tree quickly and easily this holiday season using wide burlap ribbon as garland.

Love farmhouse style decor? Create a rustic Christmas tree quickly and easily this holiday season using wide burlap ribbon as garland. #christmas #farmhousechristmas #kenarry

3. Make your dining room festive with a burlap table runner.

A small Christmas tree, sleigh or a extra large holiday centerpiece on a burlap table runner adds height and dramatic style to your holiday decor.

A small Christmas tree, sleigh or a extra large holiday centerpiece on a burlap table runner adds height and dramatic style to your holiday decor and dining room table. #christmasdecor #rusticchristmas #kenarry

4. Create burlap flowers and bows to embellish holiday gifts.

Learn to make these loopy burlap flowers from burlap ribbon. They’re the perfect rustic accent for your holiday gifts and easy to make!

Learn to make these Loopy Burlap Flowers from burlap wrap. Get the full easy to follow tutorial from The Birch Cottage.

5. Turn burlap into a rustic Christmas tree skirt.

Every Christmas tree needs a pretty Christmas tree skirt! Wrap a burlap table runner around the base to hide your tree stand.

Create a rustic Christmas tree skirt by wrapping a burlap table runner or 14" wide burlap fabric around the base to hide your tree stand. #christmastree #treeskirt #kenarry

6. Set the mood for a holiday meal with burlap utensil holders and napkin rings.

Get a little crafty and make burlap utensil holders for your silverware and burlap napkin rings. These both add more texture to your holiday dinner table. Plus they’d look great with the burlap table runner I suggested earlier.

Create your own burlap utensil holder or burlap napkin rings to add farmhouse style and rustic texture to your Thanksgiving table decor. It's a beautiful DIY idea for holiday parties or a Christmas dinner with your family.

7. Welcome holiday guests with a burlap wreath by your front door.

I love holiday wreaths. Learn how to make a burlap wreath with festive accent ribbons to hang by your front door. It will set the tone for your rustic Christmas decor from the moment your guests walk in the door. 

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8. Save your furniture at holiday parties with easy DIY burlap coasters.

Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry, but where are all your party guests supposed to set down their drinks? Whip up a dozen or two burlap coasters before your next holiday party  to add a touch of rustic charm to your home decor. 

Make this Burlap Coaster from burlap ribbon from The Birch Cottage

9. Loop burlap around lighted evergreen garland above your kitchen cabinets.

Placing evergreen garland above your cabinets is an easy way make your whole kitchen feel more festive. Better yet, wrap the garland with twinkly holiday lights and burlap ribbon to make it even more magical.

Use wide ribbon, burlap and small clothes pins for displaying Christmas cards on your kitchen cabinets so you can enjoy looking at them throughout the holidays.

10. Tie burlap around the base of faux evergreen plants.

Take a small piece of burlap and wrap it around the bottom of a small faux evergreen plant. Tie the burlap with twine to hold it in place. Then use the tree as a centerpiece or rustic Christmas decor for a bookshelf.

Better yet, put the little tree next to some inexpensive Christmas art. We have 21 gorgeous holiday printables in our Etsy shop, but the one you see below is FREE for Kenarry Idea Insiders. Sign up here and we’ll send it to you.

Curl up with a warm mug of hot cocoa and it's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! This free printable Christmas art is a great way to decorate your home for the holiday season. With the festive design of this print, you can frame it for your own wall art or give to a teacher or friend as a Christmas gift.

So there you have it — 10 easy, inexpensive decorating ideas to give your home beautiful farmhouse style on a budget.

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Learn how to use burlap for holiday decorating with these easy rustic Christmas decor ideas (including tree decorations, centerpieces, a DIY burlap wreath, and more) that will give your home farmhouse style charm this season. #rusticchristmasdecor #christmasdecor #kenarry

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