8.21.2014

Reusing Burlap Coffee Bags for Home Decor, Art Work, Tote Bags and More.....




My love of vintage looking burlap coffee bags goes back... almost forever.  I am not even sure where I managed to get my hands on them, but years ago, I managed to procure a few of these and made them into throw pillows for our Living Room couch.   Time went by, our little toddlers weren't conducive to them and they were a little scratchy for tiny little toddler heads that wanted to lay on them so they soon found a new home.

Lately, they've been on my mind again!

There are SO many awesome fun things you can do with them.  Here are just a few I've brainstormed;
  • Curtains
  • Hats
  • Accent Pillows
  • Tote Bags
  • Chair cushions
  • Smaller coffee bags for 'goody' bags
  • Christmas Stockings
  • Backpack
  • Wall decor (canvas covered)
  • Wall decor (framed)

Because visuals are always nice, I did a quick internet search for images that were labeled free for reuse, and here are three that popped up right away that give you an idea what I was thinking of in my list.





 They are very affordable as many coffee shops resell dirt cheap and some (if you ask nicely) may even give them to you for free.  If you can't find any locally, I did a quick search of Amazon and found packs of 10 bags for under $20 and sometimes even under $10.  That's about a buck a bag.  LOVE the look of decorating with burlap and my current living room (and lack of toddlers) would do well with a few awesome throw pillows.


You can find an assortment of bags available on Amazon among other sites;


Premium Used Burlap Coffee Bags (10 Pack)
Used Burlap Coffee Bags (10 Pack)
Used Burlap Coffee Bags
Group of 4 Assorted Style Burlap Coffee Sacks for Home Decor, Primitive Accents and More