1. 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!)

  2. 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!

  3. Resolutions for 2014:

    December 28, 2013 by Lauren

    2013 has been a very busy year! I'm sure we'll do a "wrapping up 2013" post, but for now, here's our resolutions for 2014:

    -Buy local
    -Buy handmade

    (for the shop, we already strictly buy handmade, but we're working on buying more LOCAL!)

    Resolutions for 2014: Buy local, buy handmade - The Burlap Bag

    And this is the latest chalkboard sign in the window – trying to inspire others to also buy local & handmade!

  4. 10 pairs of earrings – a giveaway

    December 6, 2013 by Lauren

    It's time for another giveaway! This is open for just one week so that we can make sure to get these earrings out to the winner in time for Christmas!

    Yep, an earring giveaway – and TEN pairs of them! 
    and the winner gets to pick which ten they receive out of a bazillion options!

    a giveaway for 10 pairs of earrings - The Burlap Bag

    get excited. 10 pairs. imagine what you could do with them! be awesome and give them to 10 different friends and family members. keep them all for yourself and have the coolest earring collection. give half away so you’re both generous AND have a cool collection.

    There are 7 super simple possible ways to enter the giveaway (some of which you might’ve have already done!). Facebook, following our ridiculous kitties on instagram, telling us if you believed in Santa (we hope people have humorous answers for us to read….)

    Use the “rafflecopter” widget below to enter! and do all 7 entries to increase your chances of winning! Or just do 1 or 2 if you’re lazy.
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    (and yes, we will check to make sure that the winner ACTUALLY does the entries! So be good!) 

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