burlap container gardening

We all know burlap has been trending for.ev.er now.  and I really like to marry it with natural elements so why not plants & flowers?

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I created this little planter vignette for the front of our house.  I didn’t buy any of these containers for this in mind but I love how it turned out.

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My aunt & uncle are coming to visit from Uruguay tomorrow.  They have been coming every year around the same time of year now for awhile and they spend about 2 months in the states.
Although they don’t stay with us we entertain them at our home a bunch so I’m trying to make things prettier and more welcoming.  You now how that is.

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Anyway, back to the containers.  I’ve had the bee bucket for a few years now.
It has a glass insert and I’ve used it as a wine bucket or a decorative vase with pine cones, ornaments, seashells, etc.
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The size & shape of it reminded me of the gallon containers at the garden center so into a cache pot it became.  Super easy.
I didn’t want to necessarily plant in it because it would be messier to clean up since I do plan to use it again for other purposes.

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The burlap sac I picked up at Target in the $ bin area awhile ago.  Although it wasn’t $1, it was a $3 item, I still thought it was a good deal.  I didn’t know for what I was going to use it but as I put it in my cart I wanted to grab a whole bunch but I couldn’t justify it since I didn’t have an exact purpose.  Now i wish i had.

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I added the {grains} graphic from The Graphics Fairy using print & iron fabric sheets I picked up at Joann’s.  So flipping cute, right?  I planted my flowers & plants into a plastic grower pot that I just slipped into the burlap sac.  The sac has a plastic liner by the way.  I know.  I should have bought more.  How cute would this be with a small christmas tree around the holidays?  Sigh.

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Anyway, last but not least is the little guy which is just a used aluminum can covered in burlap ribbon i purchased at Michael’s.  Once again super easy.

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So instead of landing in the recycle bin I lathered it with spray adhesive and added the burlap.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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I love the combination of burlap with greenery & flowers.  I love the welcoming vignette it has created.

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I can’t wait to see my aunt & uncle again.  I hope everyone is getting a chance to visit with family & friends this summer.  It’s so nice to entertain and spend time outside together.

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I shared more container gardening here if you want to see more.

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  1. Edye says:

    What a lovely idea! The burlap looks amazing on the flower containers 🙂
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  2. thanks edye. i’m loving the combination too. i think i’ll bring it inside for the fall. xo- mj

  3. Melanie says:

    Very cute! I have seen those burlap bags at Target too and have wanted to buy all of them, but never had a reason. Now I do! 🙂 Hopefully I can still find them!

  4. I love the burlap containers. Thank you for sharing them at SYC! xx Jo

  5. hi melanie- i haven’t seen them in awhile but you bet i’m keeping my eyes peeled for them now. lol. xo- mj

  6. thanks jo! see you at the next syc. xo- mj

  7. Angel Allen says:

    Hi Maryjo
    These burlap containers are awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Your creative post will be Featured at this weeks upcoming party.
    Thanks for partying with us,

  8. monday funday! thanks angel, you just totally made my day! c ya on wednesday. xo- mj

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Gosh Mary Jo, this is so stinkin cute! I have that same bee planter and two of those burlap bags with handles. I have cousins coming for a reunion next Sat. We will be having dinner at my house Friday night with my bros. and sisters. I may just have to copy you girl! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Sherry says:

    Such a cute look! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  11. go for it. i love it. they would be cute on a table top as centerpieces too. loving the she shed btw; it looks fantastic! xo- mj

  12. thanks sherry! love joining in and appreciate you hosting every week. xo- mj

  13. Hi Maryjo I’m Anne from Birdsong Bits and Pieces (https://birdsongbitsandpieces.blogspot.com), and I found you through the Shabbilicious Friday blog hop. What a great idea to combine burlap with container gardening. And I love your use of the rope along the top, great idea. Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you, and I hop you can stop by my blog at some point to say hello. Have a great day!

  14. Hi MaryJo, I just love your burlap projects!!How did you transfer the bee graphic to the burlap?
    Thanks, Beth

  15. thanks for stopping by anne & leaving a comment. of course i had to stop over your way and i love your paint jobs! the chalkboard door is my favorite, but the chair is super sweet too and the dresser looks fabulous! can’t wait to see what else you do. xo- mj

  16. hi beth! thanks for stopping by. i bought the container w/ the bee on it as is. i did the graphic transfer on the handles burlap sac using printable fabric and ironed it on. i think the only way to achieve the bee look would be with a stencil. hth. xo- mj

  17. Sandra Garth says:

    My family probably thinks I hoard too many old containers and cans but I know someday they will come in handy. You made great use of yours and the burlap is very earthy. Thanks for sharing your links with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a fun week!

  18. your comment totally made me chuckle. i have all sorts of jars & containers in the garage that i know drives my hubby crazy but he knows better than to even question me. there’s method to our madness for sure. lol. xo- mj

  19. These are all so very cute. I love the bee design of course and I have burlap ribbon that would be great to use up by copying your tin can project. Thanks so much for sharing it all. #HomeMattersParty

  20. Naush Samama says:

    They look lovely, Maryjo. Thank you for sharing your post with us at Meraki Link Party. Delighted you could join us. Looking forward to seeing you again.
    Much love

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