Burlap Sconce

DIY Burlap SconceI am so in Love with Burlap, as most of you are, and I look for things that I can stick it on!! I had these sconces I bought at Kirklands a while ago and they never really had a spot in my house that I really liked them in, I was ready to toss them, but then…why not make them into something I will love and can be one of a kind.

sconce makeover

Cover sconce in burlap

Burlap Sconce:


  • Mod Podge decoupage
  • sponge applicator
  • Burlap fabric
  • rotary cutter & mat
  • glass sconces


Cut a piece of burlap to match the height and width of your sconce with the rotary cutter. Spread the Mod Podge on the outside glass, then roll onto the burlap fabric. Make sure you do not have any frays cut them before you apply. I did not spread Mod Podge on the outside fabric to seal it in, because I like the natural look of the burlap. Let it dry. That’s it, so simple!!

decoupage sconceNow the hard part was, what do I do next? Do I add ribbon around the sconce glass, add a tag or shell hanging from it, stencil a burlap sack looking saying on it….well it looked great on the sconce just plain, because the design of the sconce holder was scrolly.

I tried a few things and I think I can use these in a few different ways. My favorite is the nail head ribbon. I just cut the nail part of the nail heads off with a wire cutter and hot glued them on to a strip of burlap and tied the ribbon in the back. So now I have something unique that I don’t have to sell at a garage sale! Love them!

Burlap decoupage Sconce Updo



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25 thoughts on “Burlap Sconce

  1. I too bought these sconce at Kirkland. I bought some scrape book paper and lined the cylinders. The color and style can be changed with events or season.

  2. I have these exact same scones from Kirklands still in the box in my garage…got them on clerance and have yet to put them up, they have only been hanging out in the garage for 5-6 years…lol.
    Thanks for the idea!

  3. I’m with you.. burlap is awesome! Your sconce and candle came out soo cute draped in burlap.. it’s so versatile.. love it! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  4. Simply lovely, Kim! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Shine on Fridays; hope you’ll be back again this weekend with more wonderful projects.

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