Through a amazing idea from fellow blogger, Mel at Junkin Junky, I was able to get as many FREE burlap coffee sacks from a local coffee roasting company. You heard me right FREE!!! I wasn't going to be greedy on the first visit so I only took a trunk full :) I shared with my sister and mom too.The only downfalls to this are my garage stinks from the burlap, I am always covered in fibers and we have unroasted coffee beans everywhere. But I still don't care..Free is great!
With a garage full of burlap and me just itching (not only from the burlap) to make something, I thought I would test out a few techniques on the burlap that could be used in the future to make wedding banners, gift bags, etc. etc. I wanted to make something seasonally appropriate i.e. Christmas so I thought I would try my hand at a stocking for Chris and Elissa.
I had planned on running to the local Dollar Store to pick up a $1 stocking to be used for the shape but I was far to anxious and could not wait. So I taped some paper together and drew something that resembled a stocking.
I knew I wanted to keep three things on the burlap sack I was using.
- the twine tied spine
- the "Save the Amazon. Use jute" logo
- the green stripe
One custom made, environmentally friendly burlap stocking...for free!