Hessian (Burlap) was first exported from India in the early 19th century, and was traditionally used as backing for linoleum, rugs, and carpet.
Burlap is durable and is one of the most inexpensive material you can lay your hands on. The Hessian cloth made from either jute or sisal and other vegetable fibers is eco-friendly, making it the perfect choice for those who are conscious about the environment. Over the ages, Hessian has been used to transport beans, grains, and even vegetables.
Its coarse texture and breathable fabric resists condensation and spoilage, making it perfect to store coffee beans. It is a perfect base material for home décor. You can use it to rev up old cabinets, and lend a new dimension to center tables. You can sew them up as curtains or use them as covers on tabletops.
You can also use the fabric to create canvas and rugs, tote bags, and frames. All you got to do is, keep your creative juices flowing and come up with creative and inventive ideas to put the fabric to use. Let's check out what else can you use burlap for, in this piece.
Doesn't it give a festive look to your home? You can hang burlap stockings, and use them to store keys or treats in the kitchen. Converting the fabric into bunnies, like these, is sure to catch the eye of kids and guests. Place them in corners, to bring it to life.
Curtain and Dividers
The fabric being breezy makes for perfect curtain material, especially in the summers. It keeps away the heat while allowing the summer breeze in, all in one go. Besides, they are perfect for those cozy Sunday afternoon siestas.
Cabinet Lining and Carpets
Cabinet lining, carpets, and rugs, name it, and you can transform the fabric into that particular home décor item. You can even use them to line your bedposts, and as a covering to camouflage your treasure chests. Breathe fresh life into your old chairs, by simply using burlap as seat covers.
Baskets and Backdrops
Want to highlight a corner, a vase, or your prized possession? Make a backdrop using burlap, and place the object in that corner. Sit back, and enjoy your still life come to life. Inspiring for artists, we must say. Make a frame using wires or wood, and cover the basket with burlap, for your own fruit basket.
Burlap fabric has been used over a period of time, as the base material for carpets, rugs, and mats. Use it to make one of your own. Use these carpets to decorate your bedrooms or living rooms, or just hang it on a wall, to add to the aesthetic sense of your room.
Frames and Toys
The best things about burlap is that it can be used to make just about anything. For instance, look at these stylish frames and toys. Seeing something like this at home, is sure to make just about anyone happy.
Think creatively and decorate your home with touches of burlap. It makes your home look more appealing and breezy. Moreover, it makes you feel happy about investing in a material that is 100% recyclable and reusable.