Burlap is a very useful fabric. Used for a variety of items including coffee bags and burlap ribbon, it’s one of the more popular fabrics out there. We provide some carts and craft tips as well as buyer’s guides for burlap-based products.
You’ve likely heard the term ‘burlap sack‘ used in relation to a potato sack race, but there aren’t really a lot of other situations where we encounter burlap in our everyday lives. So, what color is burlap? Traditionally, the color of burlap has been brown or tan.
Today, it is possible to find burlap in colors …Continue Reading »
Accent your rustic summer wedding with simple no-sew silverware holders.
There is no better way to personalize your rustic summer wedding reception than with charming DIY details. However, if you’re not accustomed to crafting your way through large scale events and parties, the thought of handmade accessories can be stressful.
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Natural fabrics are as much a part of human history as fire, art, and agriculture. Here’s how some of the most common natural textiles are made, and how they’re used today.
As Steve Jobs once said, “Humans are toolmakers” — but he wasn’t just referring to Apple’s many iterations of the iPhone, which has become the technological …Continue Reading »
There’s no denying rustic weddings are becoming more and more popular. These style weddings can work no matter the time of year. Whether celebrating in a backyard, barn, or inside wedding venue, this decor brings a natural feel to any setting. Get ideas and be inspired with our tips on rustic weddings and check out our easy tutorial …Continue Reading »
How do they make burlap, and what’s in it?
Burlap is the coarse material usually woven from the fibers of jute plants, although sometimes manufacturers use the fibers from flax or hemp plants to make burlap as well. Burlap has an earthy beige color, and most manufacturers don’t dye it. Since the fiber comes from the …Continue Reading »
Durable and versatile, burlap fabric has been utilized for centuries throughout the world. Truly utilitarian, burlap is made from plant-based fibers and has a myriad of uses throughout the home, and even while you’re on the go. The following are just a few of the ways you can creatively use burlap fabric!
Rustic, durable and so very versatile, a burlap sack is no longer just for potato storage (haha). It’s the versatility that makes these bags so appealing. From shopping bags and gift bags to party favors and decorative accents, burlap sacks are the cloth bags that provide a wide array of decidedly chic and contemporary uses. …Continue Reading »
Summer is here and that means 4th of July is right around the corner! Show your patriotism by learning to make a festive wreath using ribbon, burlap, and a metal wreath frame. In this quick how-to guide from Please Note Paper you can follow along and craft your very own holiday-themed wreath using materials found …Continue Reading »
At Paper Mart, our products range from the practical, utilitarian and efficient to products that are useful but also beautiful, like our comprehensive line of fabrics for wrapping and decorating. We believe life should be beautiful, so why not offer a full line of fabrics to make every gift and every decorative item that much …Continue Reading »
Burlap bags were plentiful in American homes when they transported 100 pounds of potatoes, coffee beans, sweet potatoes and other goods in a breathable fabric that kept the contents fresh. Families found uses for the soft and flexible fabric bags as well as for the cloth flour bags that came along occasionally. Inventive homemakers found …Continue Reading »