I’ve been seeing all kinds of cute amazing Burlap Bags at Craft Fairs and the Bellingham Farmers Market. I wanted to make one and more! I started by making my own pattern out of newspaper roll. I also used a shopping bag I already own to gauge how big I wanted my new burlap bag to be.
I wanted a perfect red color that was close to “christmas” red. I started by using painting tape to carefully tape off one stripe at a time on the front of my burlap bag piece. I used a spray paint then added some sponged acrylic paint. This combination was the best.
It’s hard to see, but there’s the green painters tape, some more paper to protect the rest of the burlap fabric and it’s drying in my garage in front of a heater…
I did one stripe at a time and would end up with one large stripe between two smaller stripes. More stripes would be cool too!
I lined it with a fun striped pattern (that was a sheet I found at Goodwill). Don’t know if this is washable because of the paint I used. I recently bought some fabric paint I will use on future bags and then it will be washable. I also will adjust my pattern and make it taller. LOVE!
- a little Christmas Cheer
- little Christmas…