What to do with red burlap?

Have a question or want to show off your project? Post it! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
A while ago, I bought this bright red burlap. It is sort of between
brick red and fire-engine red. It is interwoven with gold strands;
they look like that kind of plastic-y "icicles" stuff you throw on the
tree at Christmas, only shiny gold. It was obviously a Christmas-
themed thing. I got it on sale for some fraction of a dollar per yard,
and I got some 5 yards or so. I figured to myself, why not? It's cheap
enough- and when you need burlap, not much else will do.

Does anybody have any ideas on what things I could do with it? Back
braided rugs, maybe? Use it to hook rugs with? (although maybe that
would be too fine for hooking?) I have no idea. At the store they said
it was displayed with some sort of kit or pattern for making
placemats, but that doesn't thrill me. Any ideas?


Re: What to do with red burlap?
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Christmas tree skirt?


Re: What to do with red burlap?
Quoted text here. Click to load it

I'd make a kids' tipi like the ones here:

http://www.nearseanaturals.com/item.php?id=2098

I'm geometrically inclined, so I wouldn't invest in a pattern.

--Betsy


Re: What to do with red burlap?
Quoted text here. Click to load it

That's a really good idea- I'd do it if I didn't have one of these:
https://www.reliabletent.com/?page=detail&Product_ID=161&CATID=18

My mother-in-law is the General Sales Manager there :-) (they are
really good quality, too- and a great price!)

I was thinking of making heavy-duty bags out of them.


Re: What to do with red burlap?
Caya wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Do your kids ever put on "shows"?  A long time ago, I made a puppet
theater for one of our kids.  I used cardboard and cloth -- you could
use that burlap for a really dramatic "curtain" and side curtains if you
have enough, otherwise use something else for the sides.  The theater
has to be big enough for the child or children to get behind and not be
seen, and high enough that they can reach up with hand puppets that are
seen over the bottom edge.  The curtain is used to conceal preparations
and to add the dramatic effect when it is drawn back.  They had a really
good time with the theater.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
Re: What to do with red burlap?
Pogonip wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

IMHO, your children were extremely fortunate in their selection
of parents.

Beverly



Re: What to do with red burlap?
BEI Design wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

ROFL Thank you.  Actually the puppet theater was for one of my
step-daughters.  We're friends now, but we had some rough years back
then.  She would say that she did not select me, and in fact, voted
against me.  LOL!

The girls were 9 and 11 when I was imposed on them.  My son was 7 and
took to his step-father well.  He's his "dad" and his father is
"father."  The girls' mother was an angel.  She was the victim of a
drunk driver when the girls were toddlers.  Step-children adjust well up
until about age 7, then there is a struggle.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
Re: What to do with red burlap?
Pogonip wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

There is also a struggle when recently widowed father is
off-his-rocker-nuts-with-loneliness and chooses to marry a woman
who is completely wrong for him:  He's a teetotaler, she's a
boozer;  He worked extremely hard all his life to build a
business and save money, she is a gold-digging compulsive
gambler; He adores his children and grandchildren, she views them
as a hindrance to her spending his money.  He knew within a year
it was a disaster, but "divorce" was not in his vocabulary, so we
got to witness the horror for 18 years.  By that time, she had
alienated her own kids AND his.  He ended up ruining his health
caring for her after she was stricken with brain cancer, while
neither of her kids was willing to help at all.

On the other hand, my MIL managed to marry a man we all loved,
and we loved his children too.  We had a marvelous blended
family, and I cared for my step-father-in-law for the last 7
years of his life.

Beverly



Re: What to do with red burlap?
Quoted text here. Click to load it


We made the puppet theater for my kids out of pvc - not glued
together.  Can be taken apart, curtain folded up and stored easily.
Kids loved putting it together.

Kristi


Re: What to do with red burlap?
Quoted text here. Click to load it

That is so clever :-)


Site Timeline