Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Burlap Pillow...

    Another great find I got at an antique store while in Michigan a couple weeks ago was an awesome vintage burlap bag. I had been looking for one for a while, but to me everyone I found had been overpriced.. I mean it's an old bag, right? I found this little gem at an antique store for about 5 dollars. I justified it because of its enormous size. Here is a pillow I made out of part of the Burlap Bag....



{Burlap Bag}


This is the burlap bag I bought for 5 dollars at an antique store.



Anyone from Minnesota? I wish it said Michigan.. But I love the writing, that's my favorite part of burlap pillows.


Honestly, to make this pillow, I took the easy way out. I used a pillow I already had as the insert, & used "no sew" strips & an iron as the seal. I know, I know, I just got a brand new sewing machine, but I am a little intimidated by it!!



Backside of the pillow.. I absolutely love the look of burlap.



Hope you enjoyed seeing my burlap pillow. Another addition to my eclectic mix of pillows. Do you have any projects that you are working on right now?? Go link them up on Liz Marie Blog Facebook!! I would love to see all of your DIY projects. Hope you all are having a good week.. Two more days until the weekend!!!


xoxo



60 comments:

  1. Ok, I totally get that and love it! I've been looking for burlap curtains in my livingroom. Love the look and vibe of burlap. Casual but cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great idea! I love the typography on the pillow.

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  3. LOVE IT! My brother has a vintage burlap bag that has a Marijuana leaf on it..lol..it reads HOME GROWN. funny...

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  4. Found you on Blog Hop, new follower. Would appreciate follow back: IDoTheeWedSara.com

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  5. Love burlap! For pillows, reupholstering chairs, anything!
    xoxo Inna

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  6. ooo, I'm from Minnesota (well I lived there for some time and all of my mom's family still lives there), I love it! The sewing machine is very intimidating, but it just takes a little practice!

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  7. Love it! Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday. Grats on being featured this week! Hope to see you around. I'm your newest follower.

    www.craftyhippodesigns.com

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  8. Hiya, Found you via Welcome Wednesday and am following.

    Mich x

    http://www.mdplife.blogspot.com

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  9. love this!! it's hard to beat burlap!!

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  10. New follower from Thursday Cafe blog hop
    http://lifewithabigfamily.blogspot.com/

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  11. Super cute. I love the words too :)
    Thanks for linking up!
    Lyssa

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  12. What a great find! That bag is awesome and the pill ow is too.
    Holly
    504 Main

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  13. Oh , my goodness, I am so excited to be following this blog. I found you through the blog hop.

    Russo @ www.threegnomes.blogspot.com

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  14. so fun! I looooove burlap :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  15. Found you through the Frugal Friday blog hop. I love the look of burlap as well and love this pillow (although I want one that says Virginia :) ) You could always get burlap and stamps and make one with whatever you want on it.

    Thanks for the great ideas. I need to get sewing. Have a great weekend!

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  16. So cool and beautiful!

    P.S.
    I'm a new follower from the hop. Looking forward to your next posts.
    http://alwaysaroundboys.blogspot.com

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  17. Found you on the All Week Blog Hop. Really glad I stopped by...I've been design inspired!
    http://livingwithquirky.blogspot.com

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  18. I love it! It looks great. I honestly think ironing all of that fusible seaming is harder than sewing a few lines - don't worry, once you get past getting her threaded, you're way more than halfway there!

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  19. Wow! I've never seen anything like this! (Maybe I live in a cave!!??) I'm your newest follower from Boost my Blog Friday I'd love for you to follow back at www.homeschoolingbytheyard.blogspot.com and/or www.kylakreates.com

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  20. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! This is my kind of pillow -- no sew. :) Thanks for the inspiration and the truly lovely blog you have created for all of us to enjoy.

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  21. That pillow is so cute! I love it!

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  22. Liz this is adorable! You are so talented! I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

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  23. Liz I bought the same burlap feed bag at West Mich antique mall a couple of weeks ago. I cannot believe the vendor had them marked down!! I plan on making a pillow also. Yours is awesome!! Check out my blog at detailsbykari.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the burlap. The pillow is really awesome. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party.

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  25. Make no excuses for simplifying a project. At least you did the project. That burlap sack would have drifted from closet to closet in my house for 3 years before I did anything with it.

    Lucy
    http://www.ifmama.com/blog.php

    I'm a new follower:-)

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  26. Stopping by from the hop and I love that pillow! I am now following!

    Shelley
    http://www.evenandyblog.com

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  27. Love your burlap pillow. Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. too cute...makes me want to finds some burlap bags!

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  29. Stopping by from the weekend blog hop. Great pillow, and I love the shutter you did. I think you should leave the wreaths the way the are- floating and simple, with an air of mystery. It brings out the antique feeling of the shutter.

    S

    http://weddedblisster.blogspot.com/

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  30. What a great idea! It looks super cute.

    New follower from Saturday Stalker. I would love for you to check out my BRAND NEW blog http://www.maggielouisedesigns.blogspot.com

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  31. Love your burlap pillow. The sack was a great find. I just made a burlap curtain for my office.

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  32. I love pillows and I've been seeing a lot of burlap projects around the web. This one is great.

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  33. Hi I hopped in here from Norway and am looking forward to following you. I love pillows and your minnesota one is great! I grew up in Minnesota but ended up marring a norwegian while on vacation...long story..Anyways, Have a wonderful day!

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  34. love the look reminds me of my grandparents farming days

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  35. Oooooh, I love the Minnesota Burlap Bag - I have burlap envy. I grew up there and live in AZ now. guess I will have to hit some shops when I head back this summer. Love it.

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  36. I'm from MN and LOVE that...it's what drew me to your post from UTTAD

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  37. I'm a new follower from the Sunday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

    Have a Happy Sunday!

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  38. That's so awesome! I should go thrifting to see if I find anything interesting like that. :) I can sew pillows. That's about all I can sew!

    Following you from Sunday Strolling! Hopefully you can visit and follow us back!

    Krissy @ mommy Misc

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  39. This is so great. I'm totally stumped over pillow selection on my house. I'm a new follower from the hop. I'd love for you to stop by.

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  40. I am following you on google connect from "Boost My Blog Friday"! Cute blog;-)

    http://www.mommyblessingsinsmallbundles.com/

    http://meinanutshell1979.blogspot.com/

    http://mommyblessingsinpictures.blogspot.com/

    Jeanette Huston

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  41. Super cute!! I love burlap! And "no sew" is great in my book. I really like your blog; I'll be following! :)

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  42. Liz I love your pillow! I'm from Minnesota!! I definitely need one of these :)

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  43. Liz,

    Since you're from Michigan, have you seen these coat hangers?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60308036/michigan-handmade-wood-key-hook

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  44. Oh to be so lucky to find something so wonderful at a thrift store!

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  45. I love the look of your burlap pillow. I keep seeing them in lots of home decor blogs & magazines, but I'm curious. Do they have an odor like the new burlap in the fabric stores? Also wondering about the feel? I know they are strickly decorative, but if someone leaned against them on a sofa or a chair, would it be rough & prickly? Inquiring minds need to know! LOL!!! I'm a new follower & hope you might visit my blog sometime & follow back.
    CAS

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  46. Love this!! The colors are just beautiful!

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  47. What a nifty thrifty pillow...love the colors!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  48. What a cute pillow it looks great.

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  49. I absolutely ADORE this!! I love old feed sacks!!

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  50. That pillow is really awesome. I love it. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  51. What a great pillow! I love anything burlap!

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  52. Thank you SO MUCH for linking up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!! Great entry:)

    Hope to see you next Wednesday!

    xoxokara

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  53. LOVE the pillow and the fact that its a no sew. Great find

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  54. I am also from MN. I love that pillow. If I ever find a Michigan feed bag maybe we can swap.

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  55. This is so cool!

    Found you via Blog it Forward Tuesday! Added your pillow to my Recycle Goodness board at Pinterest :)

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  56. Clever! I love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing in the Earthy Essentials Party! I'm including a link in tomorrow's highlights! :)

    Take care!
    Roeshel

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  57. I live in Minnesota and this would be awesome to have, I wish I had one of those bags!

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  58. Great pillow!! Visiting from LambAround

    http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/

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  59. I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I love the pillow! Can I steal it? I'm a Minnesota girl and I can't help but want to stash this away in our living room :)

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