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Decorating with Burlap

The most beautiful holiday decorations are created using different colors, textures and designs that compliment each other. When you think of Christmas fabrics....satin, brocade, crushed velvet and deco mesh come to mind. But, one of the more interesting materials is burlap.
Burlap is made from the skin of the jute plant, one of the least expensive crops in the world and one of the strongest. The jute fibers have a high content of cellulose and lignin. It is easy to dye and is very strong. Next to cotton, it is the second most important vegetable fiber in the world. (ehow.com) Burlap can be purchased by the yard or on rolls and varies in widths and color. It can be cut, sewn, glued together and painted on. One of the prettiest forms of using burlap that I've seen this year are these stunning wreaths created by Hunter Burrier of CarolinaMoonKrafts - her Etsy store. Browse the following photos of the stunning burlap wreaths created by Hunter.

This deep crimson red burlap is just perfect for Christmas and the natural accents of pine cones, berries and sprigs of greenery give it a fresh "just picked" look.

This parchment color burlap makes a beautiful autumn wreath when combined with shades of crisp orange, brown twigs and berries. Great for an interior or exterior look.

Thanks to Hunter for sharing her beautiful creations with us. Please drop by her Etsy shop CarolinaMoonKrafts so see her gorgeous wreaths and whimsical decorations. Be sure to leave her a comment and tell her Trendy Tree sent you!

UPDATE: Great news! Here's the tutorial by Janet at Today's Fabulous Finds on making beautiful burlap wreaths! Just click on the image to visit Janet's page to see step by step instructions, supply list and wonderful creative ideas. I'm sure when you get there, get yourself a cup of coffee....or Diet Coke in my case and be prepared to spend some time browsing....many many creative ideas can be found there.

Thank you Janet for sharing Today's Fabulous Finds!

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