Imagine coconut palms swaying in the breeze, clear turquoise blue water lapping at the shore and a little cabana to call your own; or golden fields of grain, wild horses and a prairie cabin built by hand; or mountains of snow, a crackling fire and an enchanting chalet.
No matter where you actually live, you can conjure your ‘happy place’ fantasy with eco-friendly burlap window coverings. Burlap instantly conveys a sense of calm. It whispers romance and imparts a rustic –yet refined — mood to any room. Our made-to-order buy burlap curtains let you live your dream.
The panels are unlined to let light softly filter into your home and can be ordered in either 48 or 60-inch widths in seven lengths. You can choose natural 100% jute Burlap in natural or white Jute with a distinctive coarse natural texture.
Your new curtains can be customized in an infinite number of ways. You can add a border or all-over pattern with ribbon, ric rac or braid (for no-sew ease, try iron-on fusible tape instead of needle and thread), glitter or paint. Choose a pre-cut stencil or cut your own, then apply glue and glitter or use fabric paint and stiff stencil brush. To cover large areas quickly use spray paint. When using paint, always perfect your brushwork or spraying technique on newspaper or scrap fabric before tackling the burlap.
Tiebacks With Attitude
Crafting unique tiebacks is another option for personalizing your burlap curtains. Cinch panels and tie with a long strand of pearls, Mardi Gras beads or a cowboy belt.
Shiny satin ribbon or a strip of fabric that matches your upholstery fabric is an equally fast and festive way to add style to your windows.
Feeling crafty Premier Natural Burlap or Faux Designer Burlap comes by the yard and in ribbons of various widths, and either can be transformed into unique tiebacks. Use a tape measure or a length of string to determine how long the tieback strips should be. Panels can be cinched tightly or loosely gathered.
Embellish your tiebacks with buttons, faux flowers, rhinestones or shells. The finished tiebacks can be held in place with snap fasteners, Velcro® or a pin.
Quick Change Napkin Rings
These easy braided burlap tiebacks are the perfect ingredient for your dining room because you can change them to coordinate with your table settings for special occasions.
What You’ll Need For Each Tieback:
*3-5 napkin rings, depending on size of drape panels. Three rings is fine for each narrow panel. Wider panels may require five.
* Premier Burlap Table Linens 100% natural burlap or 4” wide natural jute ribbon
* Sharp scissors
*Ruler and chalk (optional)
* Length of masking or duck tape
* Velcro® peel and stick sticky back squares
Cut a piece of burlap or ribbon, 1/3 longer than desired length of tieback. Leaving 2” uncut at one short end, cut along length of burlap to create three equal strips. You may want to use a ruler and a piece of chalk to draw two lines along length of burlap or you can just eyeball it.
Begin to braid burlap loosely.
When about 1/3 of tieback is braided add first napkin ring by threading one “leg” of braid through ring. Continue braiding.
Add remaining napkin rings at equal intervals in same manner.
When braiding in complete, press a piece of tape on back of tieback across short edge to prevent braid from unraveling. Attach two sticky back squares about ¼ inch end from edge of short ends. Place tieback around on curtain and arrange napkin rings as desired.
To change napkin rings, simply open tieback, remove tape, unbraid and repeat braiding with different napkin rings.