Monday, September 30, 2013

Fun With Jute Upholstery Webbing

Jute upholstery webbing has certainly been popular for a while.
I've used it for a few projects myself, and this time of year is when I like to get creative with this wonderful, natural, almost free material!

It makes a great banner for a fall wreath.

Or for a Christmas wreath like the one that I made last year.

I've seen it used to embellish lampshades like these at the Alameda Antique Fair.

And bulletin boards too... this one at Uniquely Chic Floral in Healdsburg.

The strips can be sewn together to make a fun pillow like this one from Etsy.

How fun is this growth chart, also from Etsy!
I'm putting this in my DIY bucket list for the granddaughters.

Then there was the bar stool I fell in love with that I saw in a Santa Fe window!

 Upholstery webbing can also be used to make placemats and table runners.

 I even used it to make personalized book marks for a tablescape that I did for my book group once.

Wrapping jute webbing around a candle not only cozies it up, but makes a wonderful "homemade" gift.
It's also a very easy project to do.

I'll never forget the first time I saw these candles at Uniquely Chic in Healdsburg.  I thought they were so fun and couldn't wait to try and duplicate them myself.
I think they are perfect for fall and plan to make some more for this autumn season.

I've already found the glass candles and have yards of upholstery webbing on hand.
The plan is to embellish them with either buttons or stencil words on them.
I purchased my red jute from JoAnn's Fabrics, but you can also purchase it online here.

The black webbing would be a great alternative.
Perfect for Halloween!
It can be purchased online here.

Stay tuned to see how my DIY jute upholstery webbing candles project turn out!

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love using that jute webbing...I use the red a lot at Christmas. Can't wait to see your candles!

Anonymous said...

So many great ideas. I think I have a roll stashed away that I must pull out. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Lola and Bea said...

I love webbing also, I even used it on my valences in my kitchen. I sell the webbing on Etsy.
I offer a great price and I am a small business owner.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How fun is this, so many great ideas. I need to remember to buy some Hugs, Marty

Lori E said...

A great embellishment. So versatile.....forget that....did you see that huge painted Santa in your picture from the Alameda Antique Fair. Wow. Would love to have that guy.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Great post! I love seeing what creative people can do with one of the most indestructible things made on earth! I need to pull mine out and try some of these projects!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Quick question: Do you by chance know the location of the vendor at the Alameda fair? I've got to start getting down there! I need a clone!

AntiqueChase said...

That bar stool stopped me in my tracks! Wonder if Joanns has the black webbing?

Sarah said...

Delores, this is a perfect topic! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration. I've wanted to create a wreath with a banner since first seeing the one you made. Need to get that on my "To Do" list. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas and images. I'm off to order some jute webbing. '-)

Mary Ann Pickett said... have my create juices those candles.

Judy said...

i fell in love with your "merry christmas" jute banner from last year and have bought the stuff to make one for our front door wreath this year. i'm having a hard time finding the black jute so i'm going to check out the link you provided.

thank you for always providing such wonderful inspiration!

Babs said...

Delores, I love using the webbing.
I "borrowed" you Christmas wreath idea, a couple of years ago, and everyone thought I was so creative. Thanks for making me look good. :)
xo Babs

Woodside Park said...

Fabulous! Have to say this is the coolest trend I've seen lately. I absolutely love those wreath banners! Very, very cool!!

designchic said...

So many great uses - love the table runner and the candles...fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that bar stool would have came home with me! These are great ideas.

Constance said...

It is such a versatile fabric! I love the christmas one:)

NexG Interiors said...

Its all so nice. Looks really nice. And its so different.

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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lots of great inspiration ideas...I always seem to have some of the webbing here...I'll have to do some playing around with it! Thanks!

carolyn bradford said...

Your ideas are always the best! And very have such great taste and I love doing projects like this! I just can't ever think of them myself! Thanks for sharing this!

Nancy said...

We also love webbing!! We have many patterns out using it. Please take a look at to see other ways to use it too. We will be sharing more on our FB too for those that can't get enough uses for it!

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