Crafts · Kids

Cute Upcycled Planters With Kids In Mind

Let’s recycle by creating upcycled planter characters with your older children. Whenever I look at something, I try to look outside the box a bit. You can inspire creativity by looking at plastic containers around the house in a different way.  Wondering which characters to make? Here are some really neat ideas:

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Aren’t these characters adorable!!!

Things You’ll Need

Collect discarded plastic bottles and containers from around the house. Spray paint made for plastics, acrylic paints, hot glue and a craft knife will also be necessary along with large beads (wooden or plastic), pom poms, and other decorative craft supplies. Your plant selections will also be part of the creative process.

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Cut Openings

Use a craft knife to cut openings in the plastic containers to accommodate the vision of your character and where the plants will be located. Cut drain holes in the bottom of the container as well. Parents should help children with this step.

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Assemble the Character

If they will be painted, glue together beads for legs or arms and attach them to the containers now. If they are already colored, assemble bead legs or arms and set to the side for later. Spray paint the containers in the chosen color.

Decorate the Character

Once the spray paint is dry, use acrylic paints, googly eyes, pom poms and other assorted decorative elements to add character to the planter. Watch your  childs imagination go wild!

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Fill the Planter

Put a layer of small rocks or pebbles in the bottom of the container to aid in drainage. Fill the container to near the top with potting soil and add the plant. Water and fill the remaining space with more potting soil. Press into place.

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Snorting Pig

This little guy is made from a juice bottle. The legs are wooden rings and beads. His tail is a pipe cleaner and his ears are cut from craft foam. Drill holes in the cap for the plants coming through the nose.

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I just love this little pig! The succulent inside the nose…one of my favorites!

Caterpillar

Powdered drink mix containers glued end to end form the body of this cute caterpillar. Colored beads make the legs and eyes, and a large pom pom forms the nose. The cactus plants make the antennae.

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Screaming Lady

A soda bottle painted like a face with yarn hair creates a funny character. Kids are always suckers for bodily function humor! This is fun…

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The Minion

This popular character is easy to create from a peanut butter jar. Spray paint the bottom of the jar blue, tape a line to avoid color mixing, then paint the top portion yellow. Add details with acrylic paint. The glasses are split rings and the plant is called a “live wire.”

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Angry Man

A simple laundry detergent bottle finds new life as a tribal inspired planter. Flattened bottle caps, googly eyes and a plastic bead mouth complete the look.He looks pretty angry!

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Plant selection is important for this creation. Succulents require little soil or water to survive and can be utilized very well in small plastic containers.

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So the next time you are about to throw those containers in the recycle bin….look at them in a different way…I would love to hear your ideas and see your creations from recycled items….Please send to my email…kelleysdiy@gmail.com


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Easter · Holidays

Mason Jar Easter Craft

Easter is just around the corner, hopping it’s way to us very soon. In celebration of the upcoming holiday, I’ve found some wonderful ways that you can incorporate mason jars into your Easter decorating. Mason jars can be used for everything from vases and candle holders to actual Easter baskets, and I love using them for my decorating, as you all know.

Many of these DIY Easter craft ideas involve candy – we love candy, though don’t we? They’re great for giving as gifts to teachers or family members, or adding to the Easter baskets that you are making yourself. I pretty much love anything that involves candy, especially chocolate and there are many craft ideas in this collection that use chocolate candies and many that you make yourself. There are even cookies in a jar and cupcakes that you bake right there in your mason jar.

From Easter trees and succulent planters to scrumptious mason jar baked cupcakes and loads of ways to store and display candy, this collection is the ultimate in mason jar Easter craft ideas. You know how much I love using mason jars for everything. They’re so very versatile and can be reused over and over again. If you’ve been wondering about how you can repurpose mason jars for Easter decorating – wonder no more. I’ve found the most amazing collection of DIY mason jar Easter crafts and I’m sure you’re going to love them all!So here we go:

Easter Tree Planter

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You can use a mason jar to house your Easter tree! Take a mason jar and “plant” a small branch or twig – you can paint it white or leave it natural – and then decorate.  Add some burlap or twine to the top of the jar for added decoration and you can use plastic eggs to hold your “tree” in place inside the jar. You can also do this with any vase you already have also.

Bunny Jar Toppers

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You can purchase these little bunnies at a dollar store. Paint the top of the lid in a pastel color, and glue the bunnies on top of the mason lid. You can put whatever you want inside the jar.

DIY Easter Mantel Decoration

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It’s a mason jar that is literally filled with Easter colors. Burlap gives it that great farmhouse country look and the pastel eggs are beautiful on top of a battery operated candle. This entire project just screams springtime, doesn’t it? I love the colors and how easy this is to put together. You can have it finished in about half an hour.

Tutorial: keepsakesbymelissa

Bunny Bait Jars

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Isn’t this just adorable!!! I love this one!They also make wonderful gifts. Just fill the jars with robin eggs, jelly beans, or other Easter type candy and cover with a cupcake liner. You can tie the cupcake liner on with ribbon or twine for extra decoration. They make a wonderful centerpiece for the dinner table or a great display for the mantel. Put them together in a wooden crate and add some moss for a really nice display.

Tutorial: cleanandscentsible

Speckled Egg Painted Jars

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I just love the speckled eggs at Easter. They have such a wonderful rustic country feel to them and would be perfect with your farmhouse décor. These are done with chalk paint which gives them that great vintage look. Once you’ve done the initial painting, you can create the speckled egg look with some brown paint and a toothbrush. It’s really easy and these would make wonderful vases when they’re finished.

Easter Chick

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These are perfect for gift giving or you could even add them to your kids’ Easter baskets. You need a yellow cupcake liner to make the wings, a black market for the face and a couple of orange paper flowers and some scrap paper for other features. Then just fill him with starbursts, skittles or yellow jelly beans.

Tutorial: shakentogetherlife

Easter Muddy Buddy Mix

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Need another great treat idea for Easter that you can store in mason jars? This muddy buddy mix is amazing and looks so colorful when you store it in clear jars. To make the mix, you need candy melts in different pastel colors, as well as powdered sugar and Rice Chex cereals. When finished, these are not only delicious but also very colorful and look great inside those mason jars.

Tutorial: therebelchick

Spray Painted Mason Jar Planters

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Spray paint is the best way to cover just about anything, even your mason jars. If you’re looking for a way to use up a few of those jars, these spray painted planters are perfect. Not only is it easy to color those jars with spray paint, you get wonderful planters for all of your indoor Easter plants and flowers. Be creative and add some bunny designs to the front or just make your planters different pastel colors.

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All you wonderful bakers out there will enjoy this! They contain white cake, lemon curd, apricot and pineapple preserves and a delicious cream cheese topping with toasted coconut. They’re perfect for Easter Dinner desserts or anytime you want something light and yummy. They’re also the perfect way to use up some of those mason jars you’ve got on hand – the smaller jelly sized jars, that is.

Tutorial: atthepicketfence

Easy Mason Jar Spring Centerpiece

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Just take some paper doilies and twine to dress up those mason jars and then just add some bright and colorful daffodils or tulips and you have the perfect spring centerpiece. These are so very easy and you could use jars in whatever size you have available. I love the idea of using the larger jars for these. Just wrap the twine around the doily to keep it in place and you’re all done.

Tutorial: yellowblissroad

Easter Bunny Jar Treat

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I love just love this bunny jar idea as a gift for a favorite teacher. You just take a mason jar, fill with mini marshmallows or whatever Easter candy you want, add some rabbit ears and you have the perfect treat gift. You can find bunny ears headbands at most dollar stores right now for $1 each. Just cut away the headband part and you’ve got the ears which you can glue onto the jar lid. Tie up with some pretty ribbon or tulle and you’re all set.

Tutorial: icingdesignsonline

Bunny Munch Jars

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Aren’t these little bunnies adorable!  The bunny munch is made of white chocolate popcorn or kettle corn and mini marshmallows. Once you have your munch ready, decorate your jars with this cute bunny printable and add some ribbon or other decorations. These would make wonderful gifts for teachers, hostesses, or anyone that you need a little treat for.

Tutorial: icingdesignsonline

Carrot Mason Jar Centerpiece

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Isn’t this just beautiful!!! Just fill about six different mason jars with carrots and add some lovely spring flowers like daffodils and tulips. Then put them all in a wire crate. What a gorgeous display for your Easter dinner table! I love the simplicity of this and how just a few steps and a few minutes give you the perfect spring decoration.

Tutorial: kaleidoscopeofcolors

Spring Mason Jar Vase

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I made this one out of a wine bottle…you can decorate a mason jar the same way. Put 3 or them together filled with flowers. The dollar store has spring napkins for $1. It only takes a half of a napkin at most to decorate the outside of the jar.

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Easter Bunny Jar Cupcakes

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For these cute cupcakes, you will need to purchase the smaller mason jars.. You just bake your cupcakes in the jars – this is a great way to keep them moist – and then when they’re cool, decorate with homemade or store bought icing. Add sprinkles and even a tiny little chocolate bunny to the top for decoration. What a perfect Easter dessert especially for children.

Tutorial: bubblynaturecreations

Easter Bunny Granola

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Aren’t these adorable! This yummy granola can be made quickly and when you store it in this bunny mason jar, it’s the perfect companion for Easter breakfast. To decorate the jar, you’ll need googly eyes, a pink pompom for the nose, something for the whiskers and a few other supplies. The granola has oats, chocolate chips, and bunny shaped marshmallows, among other ingredients. This is a great way to get kids to enjoy a snack that’s healthier than chips or plain candy.

Tutorial: yesterdayontuesday

Easter M&M Cookie Jar Mix

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Have you ever made cookies in a jar? I just love the idea of giving these out to your friends, and teachers. You normally see them around Christmas, but look how cute these are. It’s cookies in a jar with an Easter twist. Fill the mason jar with your cookie mix and then add pastel colored M&Ms to the top and tie up the lid with a colorful ribbon or some twine.

Tutorial: thefrugalgirls

I hope I gave you so ideas! Most of these are so simple to make. If you have any favorites you have created…I would love to see them!

 

 

Home · Organize & Tips

Fantastic Rust Remover Update

I want to share with all of you a really awesome product. Now you know I don’t usually do any reviews for products. This is no exception. I was given this product to try. I just happen to really like it!!!!

I inherited 2 white outdoor chairs . They rock and will be perfect for my front patio. But first, before I paint them, I needed to remove the rust . This is what they looked like

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The feet were worse…

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This product comes in a spray bottle. You spray it on, and watch the rust dissolve right before your eyes! After 10 minutes, if the rust didn’t go away completely, you spray again. No scrubbing at all on these chairs. Look at the difference:

The arms:

The back:

Isn’t that awesome! But if you know me, I am very skeptical so I decided to try on some of my garden tools.

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My trusty shovel…..this is what it looks like when the product is dissolving the rust:

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I just sprayed the two shovels and two clippers once. The straight edged shovel was so crusty….on really crusty items like this…it’s best to take a wire brush to it first…then spray with this. Look how well everything came out with one spray…

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I can see the gold on the clippers again….My trusty shovel is looking great. The other shovel needs just a little brushing with a wire brush, then spray again. You can see what was left on that shovel…I wish I took a before picture.

Be sure to thoroughly rinse off the product when your done. If not, your new paint will brush right off.

Did I tell you I found the shovel underground when I was laying the patio pavers…no wonder it was so rusty.

So the product I used was this:

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…and the best part is you can purchase this for under $6 at Walmart! This is a new product that isn’t out everywhere yet.It removes rust from aluminum,chrome, galvanized surface, iron, and steel. Doesn’t harm your hands, or concrete when spraying. Protects Bare Metal Up to 12 months.

This is what it looks like now!!!!

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I am no longer going to discard any rusty tools, etc that I see at garage sales!!!

I am still working on the chairs….

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Home · Home Decor

More Paintstick Wall Art

A while back ago I made my first decorator mirror with paint sticks…. https://kelleysdiy.com/2016/10/10/sunburst-mirror-2/     Well….here is another one with paintsticks:

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This one was made just like the other one…same principal. The only difference is the edges are cut at a angle, and the center is brown paper (from paper bags) rolled.

Pretty awesome that the only supplies you need to purchase, is perhaps hot glue!

 

Home · Home Improvements

Window Privacy

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this project with you. I have a long window next to my front door. I don’t like having to put a heavy curtain there, it makes the room so dark. If I put up a sheer, it lets in the light, but anyone can see into the house.

So what can I do to the window so I can see out of it  when the doorbell rings? I want to be able to see out, but people not see in….and let the sunshine in!

This is the before:

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This is the window by my front door. Right now the sun is on the other side of the house, but in the morning the sun comes brightly through this window. So what did I do??? How did it turn out??

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Wow what a difference!!! Here is what it looks like from outside looking in:

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Do you see how from the outside…it just shows reflection of the fountain, not inside!

So what did I do? I applied this…

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I ordered 2 8 FL. oz bottles of Gallery Glass from Amazon it takes you to the least expensive value. Under $7 a bottle. All together with shipping….less than $20.

So…how did I do it?? How do you apply it? Well it is sooooo easy! Can you fingerpaint swirls? Then you can do this.This is the first time I ever had tried this product. It is white, but dries clear.

I started by pouring 1 bottle into a glass bowl. I covered the floor area and window seal with a old sheet. I used painters tape all around the sides of the window.  Now this is where it gets fun….yes, I said fun! Starting from the top, start spreading on the stuff with your fingers. Yes, I said your fingers! I just did little swirls with my fingers, like fingerpainting. If you glop (Is that a word?) it on…be sure to work it in. You don’t want any heavy glops. Just little circles all around. This is a up close look….

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This is what it looks like from outside….so far:

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Do you see how with just the first coat how you already can’t see in very well? When I was finished with the first coat, I went back added more but smaller circles this time.

I know what your thinking….yes it looks a mess!

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At this point, I was nervous…but you know me by now…that doesn’t stop me!

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This is what it looks like from outside!

I am so happy with it!! I can see out…they can barely see in, very obscured.

I was thinking…a friend of mine spent loads of money on his side window by door. He got the waterfall look, or rain look. It would be interesting to try that. But alas, my home is Mediterranean style, not mid-century modern.

So what do you think?

another great feature…dries fast…after a couple of days…you can clean using windex!

Holidays

Luck Of The Irish

Hi everyone! Is there any Irish in you? I have a lot of Irish in me, so I thought I would do a really easy craft that all of you could do. This is all you need:

  1. Empty Can
  2.  2-3 Colors of Green Glitter
  3.  Modge Podge
  4.  Sharpie
  5. Rustoleum Gold Paint
  6.  Flowers
  7. Craft paint (light green)
  8. Half round styrofoam piece

At the bottom of this post I will show the items I purchased.

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Isn’t that Gold pretty!!! Let it dry completely. Then with a Sharpie…draw a clover..

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Then pour a little bit of the mod podge into a small dish . If you have any round pouncers you can use them to dip into the mod podge, then apply all around and inside of the clover. If you don’t have any, just use a small craft paint brush.Then add your first layer of glitter.

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After the clover was completely covered, I covered it again with mod podge. DSCN4582 (2).JPG

I then used the second glitter….a brighter green….covered that green with mod podge, then added the third…..these are the greens I used:DSCN4585

I happened to have these emerald color teardrop pieces…I put at the bottom of the clover..

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This is a bad pic…but…you can see how I traced around the clover with a green patio paint:

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I then cut the styrofoam piece around it’s edges so it would fit inside the can. I then placed some flower inside. (I forgot to mention. I drew another top of a clover on the bottom rim of the can….I was going to paint ….’Luck of the Irish’, but I it got so messed up)I happened to have these emerald color teardrop pieces…I put at the bottom of the clover..

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I placed the flowers inside and used some sphagnum moss as a filler.

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This is what it looks like when your finished:

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I hope you like it!

 

 

 

 

Home · Home Decor

Beautiful DIY Burlap Projects

Burlap….a very popular material, with so many craft possibilities. If you are  looking for the rustic look…this material is perfect. I have researched the internet and found some really awesome projects that you can do to beautify your home.

Burlap Canvas

This is a great project that is perfect for keeping photos or even notes. You can hang it in the kitchen and use the clothespins to hold notes about schedules or important events. You need to purchase a canvas, which you can probably get at your local Dollar Store and you’ll need ribbon or other fabric trim to hold the clothespins which hold your photos or note cards. You can actually put this entire thing together in less than an hour and it’s great for holding recipes or just anything that you want to put on it.
DIY Instructions – Akadesign

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Burlap Tote with Shabby Rose

You just can never have too many tote bags and this one is made completely of burlap, right down to the adorable shabby rose on the side. You can actually put the rose anywhere you want but it looks great right next to the strap. Note that you’ll need fabric to cover the inside unless you really do want it completely from burlap. There is also a bit of sewing required but even for beginning sewers, this is a great little project that won’t take up too much of your time and will give you a beautiful tote that you can use at the beach this summer.
DIY Instructions – Lamaisonreid

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Burlap and Lace Table Runner

What a beautiful way to dress up a fall table! This lace and burlap table runner is as easy to make as it is beautiful. You can use it during other seasons but it will be perfect for those fall dinners and even Thanksgiving. It’s such a simple project, too. You just have to cut your burlap and then add the lace. You can make it wider by adding wider lace or just add a thin lace border to make it smaller. You can also toggle the length to fit your specific table length and this would be great even for coffee tables or dressers.
DIY Instructions – Celebrations

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Rustic Burlap Vase

This beautiful vase is actually made with an upcycled tin can. You just clean the can thoroughly and then glue the burlap all the way around. You’ll have to cut the burlap to ensure that it fits perfectly lengthwise and then top it off with a lovely satin or lace ribbon. You could also crochet a topper and run the ribbon through that. These would be great for weddings to hold flowers on the table or you could just have a few of them sitting around the house this summer holding lovely wildflowers. A little hot glue will hold the burlap and ribbons perfectly in place.
Available on: Etsy Burlap rustic vases

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Erasable Dinner Menu

This menu is certainly going to dress up your kitchen and it serves such a handy little function. You can keep track of all of the meals that you are planning to make for the week. This lets you know that you have everything you need on hand and keeps all of your dinners perfectly organized. The project itself is really easy and you can use whatever color schemes you want so that you can match it perfectly to your kitchen décor. These would also make wonderful gifts.
DIY Instructions – Bystephanielynn10-dinner-menu-frame

Pottery Barn Inspired Frenchy Pillow

This gorgeous monogramed pillow is perfect for any bedroom and comes complete with a lovely bouquet of burlap flowers. If you already have the burlap and filling on hand, this one won’t cost you anything, which is a lot cheaper than Pottery Barn versions that can run nearly $50 with the monogram. You could do these in a smaller version as well to dress up the bed or even a couch if you want and they take very little time to complete.
DIY Instructions – Confessionsofaplateaddict11-burlap-diy-pillow

Burlap Wreath

You can create this lovely burlap wreath and make different decorations for it so you can leave it hanging all year and simply change it a bit to match each season. The wreath itself takes very little time to create and you need very few supplies. You just apply the burlap material to your wreath form, or you could make it from wire if you prefer, and then add whatever decorations you want. It takes several yards of burlap depending on how full you want the wreath to be and you can add wooden lettering or other embellishments using floral wire.
DIY Instructions – Theturquoisehome9

Burlap Fabric Planter

These little planters are easy to make and the perfect way to display your lovely spring flowers. After you have planted your flowers in the coco fiber liner, you simply “wrap” it all up in burlap and add a ribbon or bow. You can sit these directly on the ground or keep them on the porch if you want something to dress up your curb appeal just a bit. They are easy to do and look beautiful when you have several of them grouped together.
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White Burlap Bunnies

Whether you are looking for a really unique project for Easter or you just absolutely adore bunnies, you are sure to love this easy burlap bunny project. Note that you don’t really have to do these in white. If you prefer natural burlap (or any other color for that matter) you can use whatever color you prefer. You just have to cut the bunny form out of the burlap, hand stitch it and remember to fill before you close it up. These would be great for homemade Easter baskets or just anywhere you want a whimsical and really cute decoration.
DIY Instructions – Cottageatthecrossroads14

Anthropologie Inspired Ruffled Lampshade

You only need about a yard and a half of burlap to create this beautiful ruffled lampshade, which would look perfect in any room in your house. You can use an old lamp base that you already have or pick one up for a buck or two at your local thrift store or a yard sale. Then just paint the base whatever color you want and get to work on your Anthropologie inspired shade. You don’t even have to sew this one. You can use fabric glue to keep the ruffles together, making it as easy to create as it is beautiful.
DIY Instructions – Tatertotsandjello19-burlap-lampshade.jpg

Burlap Utensil Holders

These little utensil holders are the perfect things to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table. Of course, if you don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving to use them, they are also great for summer get-togethers. They are very simple to make and you don’t have to sew anything. You can put them together with a hot glue gun and then just add the adornments or name tags or whatever else you want to decorate them. A little piece of twine is perfect for adding names or any special message you want to share with your dinner guests.
DIY Instructions – Iheartnaptime

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Burlap Wrapped Vase

Just a strip of burlap, a plain glass vase and a little lace will help you to create these beautiful burlap wrapped vases that are great for weddings or for anywhere in the home. You can easily stencil images or words onto the vases with white paint and then use white lace to tie them together. You can cover any vase and even recycle wine bottles or just about anything else that you want to turn into a vase with this project. It’s quick and easy and costs very little – nothing at all if you have a little burlap and other supplies on hand.
DIY Instructions – To-be-charmed

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Earring Display

This great earring display is made from burlap and set in a picture frame. It’s really easy to make and you can pick up picture frames for around a dollar each so it’s also very inexpensive. You just have to staple the burlap to the frame’s matting and then paint the frame whatever color you want. Earrings that have fishhook closures will slip right into the burlap and you can put other types of earrings in here as well. Take some time to customize it just a bit and this would make a wonderful gift for someone who has more earrings than they know what to do with.
DIY Instructions – Cucicucicoo18.jpg

Burlap Covered Kitchen Chair

Give an old kitchen chair a great makeover by covering it with burlap. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience in reupholstering, this is a fairly easy project. You just have to cut the burlap and then attach it to the seating area, covering the old fabric or you can remove the old piece first. If needed, you can also add a bit more padding to make the chair much more comfortable. This is a great weekend project, particularly if you want to recover all of your kitchen chairs in burlap. For just one chair, it shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours.
DIY Instructions – Boyohboyohboycrafts19.jpg

Pocketed Burlap Corkboard

Whether you have an old corkboard that you want to cover up or you want to pick one up at your Dollar Store (they’re about a buck each), this is a great project that gives a little boost to an ordinary memo board. The burlap is folded in certain areas so it will perfectly hold photos or letters, whatever you need to put in there. You can use thumbtacks to hold things on it as well so it really works to help you keep organized and the little pockets are very convenient for those on the go.
DIY Instructions – Uncommondesignsonline20

Burlap Bunny Bag

A cute little tote bag complete with a purple bunny (or you could do whatever color you wanted) will look great this Easter. You can use this for Easter egg hunts or carry it as a purse if you want. It’s a relatively easy bag to make and you can even add a cute little cotton tail to your bunny to make it really adorable. This project calls for a burlap bag that is already made but you could easily make your own and even do these in different colors of burlap to give away as gifts.
DIY Instructions – Thecasualcraftlete

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Burlap Banner

Decorate this fall (or spring, summer or winter) with a lovely burlap banner that you can easily make yourself. You just have to cut the pieces for the banner, stencil in whatever you want to say and then glue some jute or twine to each piece to hold them together and hang them. This would be really nice as a Christmas or Thanksgiving banner or you could easily turn it into an Easter banner with bunnies or anything else you want to add.
DIY Instructions – Iheartnaptime

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Rustic Burlap Ottoman

If you have an old ottoman that you need to reupholster, why not do it in burlap? This is a great look that matches virtually any living room décor and is actually much easier to do than you may think. You just have to remove the fabric from the ottoman and then replace it with enough burlap to cover it and have a little extra to tack down on the sides. If you don’t have an old ottoman, you can probably get one pretty cheap at a yard sale or your local thrift store.
DIY Instructions – Lizmarieblog

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Burlap Laundry Sign

This burlap sign will look great in the laundry room and it’s so easy to make that you can finish it in less than a day. You’ll need a frame to hang it and you will also need to print off the cute little laundry saying directly onto your burlap. Believe it or not, printing on burlap is really easy and you can do it with a normal printer. Once you learn this handy little trick you’ll want to be printing all sorts of things onto burlap. When you have finished with the printing, just frame the saying and hang it in your laundry room.
DIY Instructions – Domestically-speaking

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Beautiful Burlap Christmas Angel

Now is the time to begin making those unique decorations for Christmas and this burlap angel is a must if you love the rustic look. These would also make wonderful gifts and they are really easy to do. Wired burlap ribbon is used for the wings and there are a few other supplies that you will need as well. They are really inexpensive to make and you can decorate them in any number of ways so you can make different styles that are completely unique.
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Beaded Burlap Napkin Rings

These napkin rings are really elegant and perfect for romantic dinners, weddings or just anytime you want something a little extra-special. There are actually a couple of different ways that you can make napkin rings with burlap and they are all relatively easy. If you like the look of beads, you can just cut the burlap, add the beads and then sew the ends together to create the ring. Sewing will probably work better than fabric glue for this one but you can sew it by hand so no machine is needed.
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Burlap Topiary

You can create these adorable burlap topiaries in all different sizes so they are perfect for indoors and out. Make a couple of rather large ones for standing up outside your front door or you could make smaller ones to create a beautiful centerpiece or table display. You can add them to a really colorful planter to use in spring or put them in white to decorate during the fall and winter. These are great. They are easy to make and you can do so much with an adorable topiary in terms of decorating.
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Basket Weave Burlap Table Runner

This table runner looks really complicated but it is a very easy project. You will need to be able to create the basket weave effect, which is much simpler than it looks. As you go along, be sure to glue down each piece so that they will stay perfectly in place. This is a great runner for dining room tables or you could make them in different sizes for coffee tables, dressers or just anywhere you want them. Make smaller, squared versions to replace doilies.
DIY Instructions – Taradennis34

French Inspired Magazine Rack

If you tend to have magazines thrown about (in the bathroom, perhaps), then this magazine rack is a definite must. It is really easy to make and will take you less than an hour from start to finish. The burlap is folded up so you just roll the magazines up and slide them right into place. You can decorate this however you want but it looks really good in a French design. It’s so easy you may just want to create one for every bathroom in your house or use it in the kitchen to hold all of your cooking magazines.
DIY Instructions – Thegraphicsfairy35

Burlap Photo Wreath

If you are planning to make a burlap wreath, why not really customize it and add family photos? This is a beautiful gift idea if you are looking for something really unique for Mother’s Day or just make one for yourself. The photos are tied on with bows in coordinating colors and the overall look is simply gorgeous. You start with a wreath form and some wired burlap ribbon and from there, you can actually customize it just about any way you want to make it totally unique.
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Burlap Project Bin

What better place to store all of those crafting supplies than in a great DIY burlap bin? This is a really easy project that won’t even take you a day to complete and once you are finished, you will have a wonderful place to store just about anything. A little burlap, some upholstery tacks and some small wooden bins (think the types that oranges come in) and you’re all set to create an attractive bin that could be used for any number of organization projects.
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No-Sew Stenciled Burlap Pillows

Twine bows are used to hold this adorable burlap pillow together so there really is no sewing involved. It’s a great project if you have a couple of hours to spare and the time really depends on how complicated your stenciling is. If you just want a small picture or message, you can finish this up in less than an hour. The twine around the edges is a really nice touch and it gives it a great country feel and all with absolutely no sewing required.
DIY Instructions – Debbie-debbiedoos39

Coffee Bag Purse

Forget paying hundreds of dollars for a Dior original. You can make this adorable coffee sack purse yourself for less than $10 – depending on the materials that you have on hand. You will need an old book for the supporting frame and then you just have to sew it all together. It’s actually a lot easier than it looks and you will end up with a bag that very strongly resembles Dior’s coffee bag purse only you’ll have a few hundred dollars left over. If you’re not a fan of the coffee bags, just use plain burlap and maybe a few stencils to get the design that you want.
DIY Instructions – Trinketsinbloom40

Burlap Purse with Shabby Rose Decoration

If you want a really easy sewing project and you are in the market for a new purse, this shabby rose purse is a great choice. The rose is made of burlap and in a contrasting color, it really stands out. You can complete this project in a weekend or even in a day if you are quite the seasoned sewer. It would make a wonderful gift for someone who likes things on the unique side or just make it for yourself. It has loads of room on the inside and is much easier to make than it looks.
DIY Instructions – Lamaisonreid41

Barrel Shade Chandelier

While you may not be able to make this entire chandelier, you can certainly make the barrel shade that covers on it. The shade is completely covered in burlap which makes it both elegant and rustic at the same time. You may be surprised at how easy it is to create this look, which would be perfect in a foyer or formal dining room. The entire look will cost you less than $15 and take only about an hour or so to complete.
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Vintage Wire Basket

This rustic looking basket would make a wonderful hamper in your bathroom or bedroom or you could make a smaller version and use it for magazines or anything else you need. You just line the inside of the vintage wire basket with burlap and then add any decorations or adornments that you want. If you are using it for décor, just add a few burlap pillows to the top and you’re all set. You could also use it for a gift basket and fill with various other burlap type décor.
DIY Instructions – Gailsdecorativetouch38

Burlap Tiki Torches

Save those empty wine bottles this spring and by summer you could have several gorgeous burlap tiki torches lighting up your outdoor living spaces. If you paint the bottles before you begin, you could have very colorful lighting or you could leave them clear – whichever way you prefer. Make a few burlap flowers to decorate them and then simply create the tiki torches which you can use on your outdoor table or affix them to poles and stick them all around your yard. Burn citronella oil in them to get a nice glow that also wards off pesky bugs.
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Burlap Baker’s Apron

You can make this really great baker’s apron with no sewing whatsoever. You simply have to cut the burlap (you can use a burlap bag to get the writing that you want) and draw in armholes to cut out. Then just cut out the apron form and use a good fabric glue to attach the black seam. This will also keep the burlap from fraying and it looks great as a contrasting background. These would be perfect as gifts for anyone you know who loves to bake or make one for the special Dad in your life for Father’s Day – he can do all of his grilling in style.
DIY Instructions – Gailsdecorativetouch73-apron

Bathroom Subway Art

Subway art has become very popular and what could be better than printing that subway art onto burlap. This bathroom subway art is a beautiful way to decorate the powder room and you can colored stones that you can find at your local craft store to decorate it a bit. Just print the subway art off onto your burlap, frame it and then decorate around it. It’s really simple and something that will take you literally only minutes to put together.
DIY Instructions – Domestically-speaking46

Burlap Table Bouquet

If you are planning a burlap wedding, these little table bouquets will be perfect for decorating your reception. If you aren’t currently planning a wedding, you can still make these and just use them to decorate around the house. They are simply folded burlap with ribbon tied around to keep them in place and then filled with lovely flowers. You can use whatever flowers you want or decorate them a bit of you want. You can literally make these in about ten minutes each so if you are planning a wedding, this is a really quick way to get those tables decorated.
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This is a wonderful list of burlap projects. Most of these projects are easy!! I hope this has inspired you to create!!!
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