Fall is in full bloom and that means decorating with burlap. I don’t know about you, but until recently thinking about cutting a piece of burlap has made me cringe. Just thinking about the mess to clean up and all those little fibers everywhere-ugh! I want to show YOU a trick to Cutting Burlap Without The Mess.
Since I have been preparing for a wedding this coming Friday, I have needed burlap. While I was purchasing the dreaded burlap, the girl cutting it showed me a tip to solve my burlap misery!! I thought I should share it with you-a few of my burlap loving friends.
It really is as easy as 1,2,3.
Here we go:
Measure and decide the size of the piece you need.
Start pulling a thread that will be just right for your measurements.
Keep pulling it though. The burlap will gather. Keep pulling it though. Your thread might even break. Just find the end and keep pulling.
When you are done pulling your thread, this is what your burlap will look like. You will have a space in-between the thread.
This is your guideline as to where to cut for a straight, non-messy piece of burlap.
Voila!! Straight, no mess and ready for your decorating pleasure.
Simple, huh? I love this tip-it has cut my cleaning time to a minimum. I hope you can use this tip while in the midst of all your Fall decorating. Actually-anytime.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and letting me show you my tip for Cutting Burlap Without The Mess. I love having you here.
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Anita @ Cedar HIll says
Great tip, I’m going to try this next time. I’m posting this on the ranch’s FB page.
Debi @ Adorned From Above says
Oh my gosh. Meegan. What a great tip. I am getting ready to cut burlap today, and I also have always heated the mess. Thanks so much for sharing this tip. If you haven’t already linked up, my link party is opened today until Sunday. I would love for you to share this.
Have a great day.
Debi @ Adorned From Above
Linda@Coastal Charm says
Thank You…Thank You…Thank You!!! I am so going to try this. Going to share this on Facebook.
Theresa @DearCreatives says
simple & useful tip! thanks feel free to link up on the site anytime
Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts says
Very helpful and perfect timing for my burlap project today! TFS Happy Wednesday :-)
Holly Lefevre says
Brilliant. Never thought of it..but it makes perfect sense!
Shannon Fox says
Pinned and tweeted this little GEM :)
Ira Morse says
I having hard time of cutting burlap without a mess…but thanks for this informative post it is really a big help for me. Great tips!
JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose says
THANK YOU!!! I love burlap but not so much the strings – thanks for the tip!!
Leslie stewart says
Great tip! Thanks for sharing!
House on the Way
Great tip. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
Brilliant, I love it! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
Kathy, The Chicken Chick says
Clever!! Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
I hope to see you there!
The Chicken Chick
Thanks for the invite and for stopping by! I hope you come back often!
Thanks for sharing! Wish I read this before cutting 2 yards of burlap into 6″ strips. After a shower I’m still itching! :) and what a cleanup!
I am glad you have this tip now, Laura! No more itching for you, right?? Come back again, ok??