Roost + Restore
Decorating Farmhouse Decor

Easy Burlap Flower Pocket

SUPPLIES

  • Large paint sticks
  • White paint
  • Paint brush
  • Large piece of burlap
  • Uphol­stery tacks
  • Jute or rib­bon
  • Hot Glue
  • Faux flow­ers

I am so excit­ed to share this project. It was def­i­nite­ly one of those “ah-ha” moments in craft­ing. I just love it when a plan comes togeth­er. My inspi­ra­tion came from see­ing a tray made from paint sticks and draw­er pulls which I thought was absolute­ly genius. I loved the idea of re pur­pos­ing the sticks but I want­ed to take it a step fur­ther by cre­at­ing some­thing to hang on the wall.

I start­ed by assem­bling the paint sticks side by side on a flat sur­face, and hot glu­ing them to two short­er pieces of wood on top and bot­tom. The best part is the sticks are suu­u­u­u­per cheap. You can find them on the paint isle at Wal­mart, 3 for 96 cents I believe. If you don’t have any scrap wood lay­ing around I rec­om­mend using two of your paint sticks here. This is basi­cal­ly all you have to do for this first step. You can see in my pic­ture that I acci­den­tal­ly for­got to alter­nate one of my sticks toward the middle.…whoops. It’s still cute though.

Now you’re ready to move on to pain­ing your new board. I used white and then dry brushed with a soft grey col­or. It kin­da reminds me of shiplap don­cha think?

…or maybe a lit­tle white pick­et fence?

Once your paint has had time to dry, its time to make your pock­et with the burlap piece. I had some scrap lay­ing around and lit­er­al­ly just messed around with fold­ing it until I got it just right. Here are the steps:

  • First fold your piece in half “ham­burg­er style” the way you did in grade school
  • Then fold a short lit­tle piece of the top sec­tion down cre­at­ing a lit­tle cuff
  • Now fold in each side. If you have excess, now would be the best time to trim it up.
I fold­ed my burlap where the frayed edge would show
The pock­et with the sides fold­ed

After this step, your flo­ral pock­et will start tak­ing shape real­ly quick­ly.

Posi­tion your pock­et on the board and tack one bot­tom cor­ner using an uphol­stery tack. Repeat on the oth­er side pulling the burlap nice and snug across the board.

Next, you’re gonna want to insert and arrange your flower stems in the top of your new pock­et. It’s impor­tant to do this before tack­ing the top cor­ners.

Now you’re ready to secure the top of your new pock­et. Once secure, you can sim­ply embell­ish with a small piece of string or rib­bon just under the cuff. This adds the per­fect lit­tle amount of detail with­out tak­ing away from the beau­ty of the flow­ers.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Robbin
    at 11:29 AM

    That is so beau­ti­ful! Thank you for shar­ing all of your craft ideas, I just love them all.

    • Reply
      roostandrestore
      at 6:21 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet words! Stay in touch!

  • Reply
    Suzy Berry
    at 11:01 PM

    I am so glad to have found you! & your son is adorable!
    I am in Sardis Mis­sis­sip­pi on the lake but we have had some yucko weath­er!

    • Reply
      roostandrestore
      at 8:12 AM

      I’m so glad you found me too! I’m ready for Spring!

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