About The Burlap Bag

We have a brick and mortar shop called The Burlap Bag, which sells handmade items near the UT campus in Austin, Texas. Our goods are handcrafted by more than 90 different artists. We love supporting artists and appreciate high quality items. Click here to see some of the handmade items we have in our shop in Austin!

The Burlap Bag
502 W 30th Street
Austin, Texas 78705


Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm
Sunday 1-5pm

[email protected]

We started our blog to share easy and money-saving projects, as well as make your life more simplified. The blog includes shop updates and photos of our funny chalkboard signs. We also share updates occasionally about our personal life.

We started making soy candles a few years ago and have a passion for great scents and crazy names that make everyone laugh. The candles are for sale in our retail shop, in our online shop, and at our wholesale website for fellow shop owners.

A place for you guys who aren’t in Austin to get a few of our items. It includes items we make ourselves (candles & posters) and some from other artists.

Our candles are available for other retail and online shop owners.

Where we are on the web:


Check out our Press Page to see some articles that mention The Burlap Bag!


  1. Great! thanks for the share!

  2. Hannah says:

    Lauren!! Hey I don’t know if you remember me from community groups or the farmer’s market occasionally at SFA. Anywho, I’m in a community group with Em Cam this semester and she’s told me about your store. I was browsing craftgawker, found the interesting canteloupe bowls, and saw that they were featured in your new store. I hope all is going well and can’t wait to come visit the store the next time I’m in Austin. Happy early Turkey Day :)

  3. Mike Schneegas says:

    Congratulations you guys!! What a GREAT shop!! Hope business is going well. I am sending your site to all my relatives!
    All the best!! Mike

  4. elmarie jara says:

    Congratulations! The shop is beautiful and I love the DIY projects. Wishing both of you the very best.


  5. i recently came to your blog and started reading alongyour articles. i decided i would leave my first comment.

  6. Melanie says:

    Awesome website you two! Lots of Love&Light to you. Congrats on the sweet shop and blog.

  7. Thank you! I simply added your web site to the blogroll. Meow!

  8. Giant Sis says:

    Just found your blog and had to subscribe because I love it so much! Thanks for the posts that make me smile and know that I’m not the only crazy one around!

  9. Deb says:

    Question: I have done this twice; love it except for the brown spots. They didn’t totally go away after soaking, and they were throughout the white of the eggs. What is it? I have worried kids that might not let their small kids eat the Easter eggs! Thanks

  10. Patsy Behrendt says:

    I have just spent the last two hours or more browsing through your blog! I love it! So many projects to copy and paste for later use! I have one comment about the Breath MInts. This may not be for everyone but I do English Bulldog rescue so I have dogs all the time. MY guys all love mints. IN your recipe, you use Xylitol and just so your readers are aware, Xylitol is DEADLY to dogs. Just be really careful if you have dogs in your house because if they are like mine, anything within their reach is THEIRS!

  11. Nancy says:

    i am interested in your fruit bowls…i am an elementary teacher and thought something like this only smaller would be a great way to bring in fun in our healthy food unit. Can you share info on how to make the fruit to bowls? thanks from a Nebraska third grade teacher

  12. lysa says:

    “LIKE” your page on Facebook… Thanks & God Bless

  13. Rosie Bachand says:

    I may be a late comer, but I love what you do and am pleased that you are still going strong with the pomegranate blog. what fun you are

  14. Faye says:

    I really like this blog. Quirky and fun and really good ideas. Telling my friends about you. Hope you are here for a long time,

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