Burlap Boxes Remake

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and at no cost to you I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. See my Disclosure + Privacy Policy for more info. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Burlap Boxes

Last week, it was so warm here in the South, so I felt I needed to bring on the Spring. So I started with my mantel. I had these flower boxes that screamed fall and I had planned to change out the flowers with each season, but I never got around to doing it. Then it hit me, the boxes were way too dreary and a little beat up, so it was either spray paint them or  Mod Podge them with Burlap, glorious Burlap! Well the Burlap won of course. Everything looks fabulous with Burlap!!

Burlap Boxes


  • Burlap fabric
  • Rotary cutter
  • Decoupage Mod Podge
  • Sponge applicator


Burlap Box Before

Burlap Boxes Remake 1

Cut your burlap with a rotary cutter to match your boxes dimensions.Paint on the Mod Podge pretty thick with a sponge applicator. Lay the fabric on the box, press and smooth to cover. Trim the frays and strings. Do not pull them, they will run and you will have an unfilled area.

Burlap Boxes ~Flowers

I did not coat the outside of the fabric with Mod Podge, because I like the look of the fabric with out sheen or shine. I added some faux greenery, (the boxes were from Pier One and already had styro-foam glued inside, you could always just hot glue some floral foam inside if needed). So simple and a super easy project!


Burlap Boxes Remake 2

Sign up to get a dose of style and inspiration + access to my exclusive TRENDY WALL ART PRINTABLE BUNDLE just for Made in a Day newsletter subscribers! 


Welcome to Made in a Day, I'm Kim, the home & lifestyle blogger, former wig stylist, and floral designer behind the blog. Living seaside in Southern California, my blog is where I share my love of DIY coastal decor, digital art prints, fun fashion DIYs, and great recipes. I also write about my experience as a former wig stylist who now wears a hair topper!

Follow Along...

Join my Group!

Join my Group!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. 3.22.12
    chanell smith said:

    dose it matter what size rotary cutter i use im looking to buy 1 but i dont want get 1 thats not strong enough to cut all fabrics including the burlap.

    • 3.23.12

      Hi Chanell, I have the cheap Fiskars one with a zebra design. I am not sure what size it is. Blade is about 3 1/2 in wide. If you cut a lot of burlap, you should buy extra blades. Burlap can dull the blade pretty fast. I read the other day the ruler that goes with the mat & rotary cutter sharpens the blade. I need to get one. I have had mine since January and I have already on my second blade. hope this helps! Kim

  2. 3.18.12
    Mimi said:

    Very clever and elegant idea.

  3. 3.18.12

    You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button. Can’t wait to see what other project you’ve been working on — hope you will link again soon! Links are now open.

  4. 3.14.12

    Love this! I’m a new linky follower! Would love a linky back if you can! I love the burlap! Great idea! [email protected]

  5. 3.13.12

    I am pinning this…won’t they look great with some of my wheat grass? I show you how to grow wheat grass in this post! http://sweetwaterstyle.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-grow-wheat-grass.html
    Have a great day and thanks for the idea….have burlap…need even more ideas :)

  6. 3.13.12

    I love the look of burlap! This is pretty (:

  7. 3.13.12
    Jackie said:

    These are really cute…I love the rustic look of the burlap. Thank you for sharing!

  8. 3.13.12
    Jami @monstermamas said:

    This is so cute. I love how simple it is :) I have been working on an indoor garden here that this would be perfect for. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  9. 2.27.12
    Becki Jo said:

    Very cool….you go girl !!… with your love for burlap….