1. things I love:

    February 25, 2014 by Lauren

    Things I love:

    1. changing this sign
    2. lists
    3. sarcasm

    things I love: changing this sign, lists, sarcasm

    (the latest chalkboard sign in our window at the shop)

  2. I like you, but you’re crazy.

    February 10, 2014 by Lauren

    I like you, but you’re crazy.

    I like you, but you're crazy. -The Burlap Bag

    (hey, we like crazy!)

    This is the latest 4 foot chalkboard that sits in our window here at the shop. A little Valentine-sy but also a little snarky, our favorite.

  3. Sometimes I use words….

    January 27, 2014 by Lauren

    Here’s the latest 4 foot chalkboard sign in our window…..

    Sometimes I use words I don't understand so I can sound more photosynthesis - The Burlap BagSometimes I use words I don’t understand so I can sound more photosynthesis.

    (I just about die laughing every time I read it!)

  4. DIY cork coasters

    January 12, 2014 by Lauren

    We had a stocking stuffer party back in December that was tons of fun – we had 3 different projects for people to do, and a huge sale from one of our favorite jewelry artists, Vinca.

    One of the free projects we had for people were these awesome cork coasters.

    DIY cork coasters - The Burlap Bag

    We started off with huge sheets of cork that we cut into 4inch x 4inch square pieces. (here’s a link to something similar to what we bought, but ours was flat//not a roll)

    We then cut and painted them to have cute designs. We traced our shapes and designs with pencil, which worked best for us rather than free-handing everything, as we could erase as needed :). We attempted using paint pens but found that just a thin paint brush and white paint worked beautifully.

    Cut ideas: circles, squares, triangles, hexagons, pentagons, state shapes, hearts, etc.

    Paint ideas: polka dots, zig zags, simple lines, a simple little heart where your city is in the state, etc.

    Tie 4 or 5 together and they make a super cute housewarming gift!