Simple Decorated Linen Bag and Burlap Utensil Holder

 

Burlap Pouches

I recently got the opportunity to play along with a group of Designers using some fun burlap products.

I really love working with burlap.  So many ideas, too little time.  Here’s a few of the many things you can make using burlap.

Decorated Muslin Bag w vase

My first project is a simple and elegant idea for decorating a plain muslin bag.

muslin pouch and stencil tools

  1. Start with a plain muslin bag.
  2. Lay diamond stencil over the bag and secure in place with removable tape.
  3. Stipple over the stencil with white acrylic paint.
  4. Adhere a 1 1/2″ strip of burlap around center of bag.
  5. Glue a thin piece of white lace around the bottom of the burlap strip.
  6. For the heart:  Paint a small piece of red burlap with several coats of white acrylic paint, creating the nice soft pink color.
  7. Cut burlap with heart die.
  8. Adhere sheer pink rosette ribbon onto pink heart and glue onto front of muslin bag.
  9. Cut and Decorate a small tag.

Burlap Utensil Holder 2

The Burlap Utensil Holder uses the 3 1/2″ navy striped burlap ribbon.

  1. Cut a 12″ strip of burlap ribbon.
  2. Fold over one end of the ribbon approx. 1/2 end and glue using a good Fabri Tac glue.  I used small metal binder clips to secure the ribbon in place while drying.
  3. Create a 4″ pouch by folding and gluing ribbon.  (love those binder clips)Glue a piece of 1 1/2″ burlap ribbon around pouch.
  4. Glue lace over burlap ribbon and tie with a piece of cream crinkle ribbon.
  5. Embellish with a flower and stick pin.
  6. Add a napkin and utensil and your ready to go.

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