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– Eco-friendly, rustic, shabby chic…A Wedding Versatile fabric

Rustic, Cowboy inspired, Vintage…call it what you may, but burlap, cottons, muslin, and lace are finding their way into many weddings. With the versatility and sustainability, green brides and shabby chic brides are finding new and inventive ways to add these fabrics into their big day



Burlap, cotton and linen favor bags are great for small and large wedding gifts, silverware holders. Simple and rustic ideas for flower girl baskets or holders for ceremony or reception flowers. Burlap goes well with rustic, vintage, shabby chic, beach or country themes but can also be used as a combination piece with modern and clean lines such as seen in beach, nautical themes, Fall or even Spring themes.

Remember that burlap comes in many shades. Weave patterns sometimes differ,  so try to make sure you get it all from the same stock if possible. Burlap works well with twine, lace, ribbon, pearls and shells. You can see the different shades and weave density throughout the article pictures below to help you decide what might work best for your wedding day theme.


Burlap is sometimes referred to as Jute. You can dye the material to meet your theme colors and give it a little extra pizzazz.

After wedding uses include potpourri sachets, jewelry or coin purse

Find Burlap for your wedding at  Michael’sJoanns, Hobby Lobby, SaveonCrafts or Amazon, Etsy or Ebay.



 Here are some wonderful ideas on how to use burlap in your wedding decor from around the web. Get Inspired!

DIY idea


Gifts you can make yourself such as this refreshing sweet and tart treat, are not only a great idea but the containers can be recycled or reused.

Try making this delectable favor:

(instead of a stick on label use twine and a piece of burlap to dress the jar of honey and the limoncello bottle)




mason jar dessert


Mason Jar desserts are versatile and can be disguised as wedding favors and gifts.Filled with layers of cakes, cereals, granola, candies, parfaits and pies they can be an impressive addition to your wedding. Add burlap, and spoons for ready to eat jars or a recipe cards for jars that are just the ingredients to make something later.

Mix and match burlap colors to indicate the different contents for guests with food allergies or to designate flavors.


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