Thursday, August 2, 2012

Burlap Union Jack Pillows

Union Jacks have been popular for awhile.
They are on all kinds of things.. quilts, ottomans, pillows- you name it.
They have pretty much popped up everywhere.


Well I finally worked on a little Union Jack creation of my own.


A couple pillows made with a little burlap and jute webbing.


 I have been thinking about making some just for fun for awhile now...
There is something so charming about the simple design of them.
I know these technically aren't exactly like a Union Jack- but I am liking them.


I love working with burlap.
 I love the texture, love the charm, love the color.
( okay, not loving the itchy eyes or the allergies so much ;) ) 
I also love striped webbing- in all colors. Yes, kind of crazy I know.
It just reminds me of something vintage and charming.
   I knew when I saw this red striped upholstery webbing it was perfect for something...
I just didn't know what something yet.

(You can find both the webbing and burlap at Burlapfabric.com)


But as I stared at that webbing and that burlap...I thought of it.
Burlap. Webbing = Union Jacks.


 I am loving how they turned out. 
So simple. So charming.
Perfect to add a little rustic to the mix.


So cute on the sofa but before I get too many emails about them not belonging in my French Country Cottage
;)  these pillows are off to somewhere new ~ I'll share more about that soon.


A super quick post today~
  hope your week is going great!!


See you this afternoon for Feathered Nest Friday!

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful Courtney! Just love them -
    And everytime I see that armoire ( tall dark and handsome ) peaking out in one of your photos my heart skips a beat, lol
    XOXO

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  2. The Union Jack never looks so chic! What a great idea!

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  3. Gee Singh NewbanksAugust 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    I can relate to the itchy and watery eyes when working with burlap. But the finished product is always worth it.
    Luv the pillow.. cute!

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  4. I love your pillow! I have looked at the webbing and wondered how it would look best on a pillow... now I know. :)

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  5. Beautiful your blog, congratulations!! kisses owl!! (by coruja)

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  6. Nice, Courtney. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  7. This is crazy cool, Courtney. What a great use of webbing (one of my favorite things).

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  8. Love burlap and anything Union Jack. They look great together!

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  9. Lovin' this new Union Jack style!

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  10. This is very pretty, Courtney--it's a little more delicate looking than some of the Union Jack home decor items I've seen, and that appeals to me. A versatile piece you've created that could work in a lot of different rooms, I would imagine.

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM. Your are very creative to have thought this up. and to think British flags at the French Country Cottage, too cute Lyn.

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  12. Hi Courtney: Love the Union Jack pillows and think they look charming in your room. Just in time for the Olympics. I think they belong but am curious as to what you are going to do with them..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  13. Courtney,
    These are really cute...love that webbing too.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Very nice job. Can't wait to see where these little gems are headed.

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  15. Those are so clever!! They would go in my living room. I love them. I'm loving burlap too! love your blog!

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  16. These pillows are so sweet. I love them! x

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  17. They are just adorable!! I love burlap and here in your Union Jack pillows its perfect!!

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  18. Love the pillow Courtney and love that last shot!!

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  19. Perfect combo! Where do you get the webbing? I could see all sorts of uses for that! :)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  20. Wow Courtney! You are soooo talented in many more ways then one! LOVE this! :)


    XO's,
    Jessie

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  21. Love these, you have inspired me to get my sewing machine out and make a few. Can't wait to see where you put them next!

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  22. I love these and I think they look great on your French sofa but can't wait to see where you put them next. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  23. Where in the heck do you get the jute webbing? I swear that Grand Junction, CO is missing alot. I hear about so many awesome products and they are not be found in our area, very discouaging. I get all revved up to make something but can't find the "stuff", doggone it. Really love your Union Jack pillows, look pretty easy and quick.

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    1. This jute webbing is from my sponsor Burlapfabric.com~ you can order it from them and they will ship it right to you. :)

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  24. I think they're lovely and look great in your French Country decor, after all, France is not far from Great Britain, now is it.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  25. Very clever to combine the burlap with the jute to make the design. I like them very much. I would like to make some with a white stripe!

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  26. I guess I am like Judy! I do think they "belong" well in you home.
    Still I am very very curious as in what you will do with them!
    I will stay tuned!

    Sandy

    Since I am also a lot in styling in clothes... I had only used the jute webbing for making belts... I think this is a great idea for a cushion!

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  27. Very cute, I never heard of that before.

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  28. Cute pillow. You make burlap look so good!

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  29. Oh, man. I love those. I am nuts about the Union Jack. These are fantastic. I am pinning them to my, "Union Jack" board on Pinterest directly from your site.

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  30. I'm in love with this pillow.

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  31. Love that motif too, and yours looks so pretty on the couch!

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  32. I generally don't care for burlap and/or jute webbing projects, but I LOVE this one!! It's the perfect use of both materials. Fabulous!!

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  33. I love this pillow. It is exactly what I have been looking for
    Thanks!

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  34. Lovely! I have burlap and webbing - I need to get sewing!

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