Burlap Sconce

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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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  1. 4.16.12
    E wiedemann said:

    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. 3.26.12
    K. Elizabeth said:

    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. 2.28.12
    D @ The Shady Porch said:

    Great idea…why toss it when you can make it new again with a face lift! Turned out nice too! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  4. 2.26.12

    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!

  5. 2.24.12

    Thanks SO much for sharing via beat the winter blues last week.. THIS IS AMAZING and I am totally featuring you today.. I sincerely appreciate you sharing.. Hope you link again tomorrow.. Wishing you a great weekend.. ~Marilyn..

  6. 2.23.12
    Vicky said:

    Very pretty! It brings to mind the beach and a beach holiday. I am a new FB fan visiting from Creations by Kara. Vicky from Mess For Less

  7. 2.22.12
    Holly said:

    Hi, Kim, These turned out great! I could use burlap on every project I do around here!!!

  8. 2.20.12
    Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said:

    oh it’s so cute!! I want to wrap something in burlap now!!

  9. 2.20.12

    Great idea! Burlap can improve just about any castoff! I like the nailhead trim too. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

  10. 2.18.12
    Cat said:

    Very Crafty indeed!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. 2.18.12
    Rachel said:

    Ohhh! I love burlap! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  12. 2.18.12
    Cat said:

    Very crafty indeed!
    Have a great weekend!

  13. 2.14.12

    I know a couple people that these would make wonderful presents for! Great idea!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

  14. 2.13.12
    amy said:

    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.

  15. 2.10.12

    I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

  16. 2.8.12

    I especially love that last photo because it reminds me of summer… ah, summer, how I love you!!! Neat project, and thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday over at Making Lemonade.

  17. 2.5.12
    Meg said:

    Ha! Burlap truly makes the world go round. ;) It looks great, I love ’em. So glad you decided to repurpose and make them better!

  18. 2.2.12

    way to not toss them!! We can almost always change something drab into something we think is fab!!! Very cute!

  19. 1.30.12
    Nikki Hitchcock said:

    Love it! Can’t get enough of burlap.

  20. 1.30.12
    Andi S said:

    I love the addition of the nail head ribbon. The whole thing is just gorgeous!

  21. 1.29.12
    Suzanne said:

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Your burlap sconces are lovely. I think burlap makes everything look better ;)

  22. 1.28.12

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing and stopping by to link up!


  23. 1.26.12
    Jenny said:

    Thank you so much for featuring my love note pillows! So many great features!

  24. 1.26.12

    Great idea Kim, Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Joyous Wishes, Linda