I’m pretty sure it’s a requirement among crafty, DIY-ey bloggers that at some point we all venture into the realm of burlap crafts. But oh, I do like the way they look. Rugged and pretty all at the same time.
Mine was a quick, fun project I finished in under an hour last weekend — just enough to indulge a little craftiness that was rattling around inside me, but not a huge time-suck like the sweater quilt I’ve been working on for about nine months now (I’m almost done cutting out all the pieces. So that’s something, yes?)
This little bag is just the right size for a few seed packets — maybe to package up for a Teacher Appreciation gift? Or you could put in a gift card (seriously, people. Teachers don’t want Pinterested cookie mixes in a jar. They want gift cards to Starbucks or, probably, somewhere that sells booze. I would.) It would also make a good favor bag for a baby or bridal shower — with fancy soap or lotion or something in it. So many possibilities!
The bag is almost-no-sew…you only need to sew on one button. You can sew a button, can’t you? Of course you can!
I began by cutting a 6″x16″ rectangle of burlap. I folded it so that the front came up about 3/4 of the way to the back like this:
I made a crease along the fold and then glue-gunned along both of the sides.
I pressed them closed and let the glue dry. Then I rounded the top flap and turned the bag inside out like this:
I glue-gunned some ribbon along the bottom and glued a thin piece of ribbon inside the top flap to make a loop.
I sewed a button on the other side so I could close the bag and boom! Done.
You could alter the colors and wrap Christmas presents in these…or Valentine’s Day…or Mother’s Day…you see what I’m saying. And you could decorate the front with felt scraps (maybe polka dots? I’m really into polka dots right now), or more buttons, or appliques from craft stores. So many ways to make it your own and have fun.