Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Burlap Sack Art

Do you have an abundance of burlap sacks just waiting to be part of a project? Well, here is an easy one for you. For a ridiculously low amount of money, you can create your own piece of art with them. Remember the wood "things" I brought home from my parents' house this past spring? If not, you can see the story here.

Supplies needed for this project:

- Burlap sack (coffee bean, potatoes, black eyed peas, onion, flour, etc)

- Wood frame or artist's canvas - Check thrift stores for these items. You'll be covering them anyway.

- Heavy duty stapler

Remove seam from sack. Cut to fit wood frame. Stretch over frame snugly. Staple.

I chose to staple my project along its sides to give the piece a more rustic feel. However, for a more finished look, staple to back.




And at just $2.00, I'd call this junk project a success! You can also see this project featured on JUNKMARKET Style.


As always, take care and keep on junking!

13 comments:

  1. I absolutely love it!!
    Blessings
    Roxanne

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  2. I am drooling! Loooove it!
    -Jill

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  3. I have the perfect space for this! I am now hunting for burlap sacks. Thanks!

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  4. I love that! It fits all of the criteria: adorable, easy and cheap!;)

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  5. Sweet project! I love it and it costs almost nothing!
    Brenda

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  6. Where do you find the sacks? I love this idea.

    Charla

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  7. you should see the stack o sacks I have in my garage! I have been making purses and tote bags out of them, but I just LOVE what you did with yours, i may have to make one or 2!!!!!

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  8. Such a great idea! I´m going to copy you if you don´t mind. During our holidays I found a burlap sack in Germany and I didn´t know yet what to do with. Once I have seen a bedcover made out of these sacks in a magazine...
    I found your blog through ´Old Tyme Marketplace´ :)
    Best regards from Belgium,
    Marjolijn

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  9. Thanks everyone! Cheap and easy...that's me! For the Sake - I have been able to find all of mine at flea markets. I have also heard people approach coffee houses to see if they'll sell you their old sacks.
    Take care,
    Candy

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  10. Oh...and Marjolijn. Blogs are for inspiration so I'd love it if you'd make a wall hanging from your find!
    Thank you for coming by. I love Old Tyme Marketplace!
    Candy

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  11. Fantastic....burlap art, who would have thought!

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  12. Love love LOVE this! I found you off someone's blog roll and I'm glad I did. I'm a new follower, waiting for more junky inspiration. :)

    Funky Junk Donna

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  13. Hi Candy!

    Me again. I've featured this post in my Today's Hot Find section for Thursday Oct 29 '09. :)

    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

    Donna

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