Burlap bags are usually used at our house, to have corn roasts where we lay the corn out on piece of metal with burlap underneath and on top of the corn. The corn has to be husked down to a layer or two. Then the fire is lit underneath and the bags are hosed down until the corn is completely cooked. If you never ate corn on the cob this way, you should try it. It has a unique but good flavor. Again, the burlap bags were picked up on one of John’s remodeling jobs. People throw away perfectly wonderful things! No, we are not dumpster divers. I really don’t want to ever do that.
So John brought home the bulletin board and I claimed it so it wouldn’t be tossed. John had a feeling I would want it. I don’t need a bulletin board but then again if I fix it up maybe I do!
I have to say this was my first time working with burlap and it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. You can see the materials I gathered below.
First I cut the burlap a little larger than the board. Then I folded the edges in twice and temporarily tacked in place.
If you’ve ever put a trampoline together you know that you start putting the springs on with 4 divided equal widths apart and keep going around the trampoline one in each quarter at a time so it is evenly stretched. I thought this would be similar so I tried to stretch the burlap tight as I stapled a few on each side until all sides are finished
Then I thought a little holiday adornment would be nice and got my glue gun, a few greens, and a few silk flowers. I used a strip of burlap for the bow.
I had 2 mismatched iron corners and decided I didn’t care if they matched after all life isn’t perfect, neither are my things – I’ll be the first to admit. I don’t know if I’ll actually use it as a bulletin board or just hang it like a picture. That is yet to be decided.