Many DIY home decorators tend to think of burlap as a fall fabric, but decorating with burlap fabric is a great budget alternative year around. Not only is it very inexpensive (especially when purchased on sale or with a coupon), but it’s available in a wide variety of textures and colors.
Decorating with burlap fabric is limited only by your (or someone else’s) ideas. From slipcovers to wreaths, burlap is multifunctional. The only downside is that the more economical burlaps can be a bit rough and tend to shed. Washing and drying with a fabric softener before use can improve these characteristics. (Always check fabric care labels before washing.)
Burlap fabric, depending upon the quality, typically runs between $2-$5 per yard. Onsanaburg or unbleached muslin are good alternatives and also cost less than $5 per yard.
Since burlap fabric is a such great budget alternative to those expensive decor fabrics, it’s easy to get busy decorating with burlap using our DIY project ideas.
DIY Projects for Decorating with Burlap
- Burlap Wall Covering
This beautiful idea for covering your walls with burlap is sure to please.
- Burlap Covered Corkboard
A beautiful idea for dressing up the standard board.
- Burlap Placemats
Set a table that is sure to please with these beautiful, easy-to-make burlap placemats.
- Burlap Wreath
This burlap wreath was fashioned for Christmas, but would look gorgeous year around.
- Burlap Craft Projects from Simple Daisy
Gorgeous cottage chic project ideas including a burlap banner and decorative rosettes.
- Burlap Table Runner
Complete tutorial for a cute ruffled burlap table runner that’s easy to make.
- Burlap Door Hanger
Say “welcome” to springtime with this beautiful burlap door hanger.
- Burlap Home Decor Projects
Six easy but fabulous burlap home decor project tutorials from Beneath My Heart.
- Monogramed Burlap Wall Hanging
Easy-to-make burlap monogram wall art idea.