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How to make a primitive burlap sack using free printable

 

OK, friends, today we’re going to make another cute project using the free pintable’s that I released a few weeks ago. I have been having so much fun crafting with these, and I hope you have to. Today I’m going to show you how to make a primitive burlap sack using one of the printables.

 

Before we get started, let’s talk about measuring the burlap or lack thereof, ha-ha. I honestly never measure anything. I just took a piece of burlap and laid it flat onto my craft counter and tried to eyeball what size I wanted my sack to be. I laid my printable in the middle of my burlap and folded it over and that kind of gave me a better idea of where to cut.

 

Speaking of cutting, I want to give you a quick tip on cutting burlap. If you pull one of the threads from the burlap and cinch it, it will make a straight line for you to cut. I watched someone do this while cutting my fabric one time and I wanted to share it with you.

 

OK, enough chitchat, let’s get started on this fun project.

 

Materials needed:

 

  • Burlap
  • FREE printable – snag this HERE
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Sealable sandwich bag
  • Rice
  • Poly-fil
  • Spanish moss
  • Twine
  • Floral pick
  • Mod podge
  • Cinnamon

 

 

 

How to:

 

Step 1: The first thing you’re going to want to do is cut a square out of your burlap. Fold the burlap in half to make sure that you have the correct size for your printable. You can now run a bead of glue down the side and bottom of your burlap. Be careful because the hot glue will seap right through the burlap, so watch your fingers.

I do want to note that when I made my burlap sack, I made a little mistake when gluing. If you notice in the video, I folded my burlap over before gluing it down. You don’t wanna do this because then when you flip it right side out, your burlap edge will be sticking out the seam.

 

Step 2: Once your bag is glued together, you can now flip it right side out. You should have a nice seam that looks like something you would have sewn.

 

Step 3: Next, I took another piece of burlap and stuffed it down inside the burlap bag. The reason I did this is because if you do not do this, you will see your poly-fil coming through the burlap.

 

Step 4: To give this burlap sack some weight, I filled a syllable sandwich bag with some rice and stuffed it down into the bottom of the burlap sack. I then filled the sack with poly-fil.

Step 5: Add a floral pick to the opening of the bag and secure it with a pieces of twine.

Step 6: Mod Podge the printable on to the center of the burlap sack. Dry it using a blow dryer or heat gun. 

Step 7: Sporadically add Mod Podge all over the burlap sack. While the Mod Podge is still wet sprinkle on cinnamon. Use a blow dryer or heat gun to dry. This is best done over a paper plate so you can catch your cinnamon on it and add it back into the jar. 

Step 8: To finish this project add some Spanish moss around the top. I also added a twine bow for a little extra cuteness. 

 

 

 

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If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube