Burlap Boxes Remake

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

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!



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11 thoughts on “Burlap Boxes Remake

  1. chanell smith says:

    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.

    1. 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

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

  4. 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 🙂

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

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