Make It With A Grain Sack

Make It With A Grain Sack

Vintage European grain sacks.


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We’re seeing a lot of them in today’s decor, and I don’t think I’m alone in feeling the love. Want to see how they’re being used?

Grain sacks repurposed into pillows like this are right at the top.

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You’ll see them paired with grain sack throws, and other vintage pieces, too.

Like this sign.

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It says ‘Dentist’ in German.

And these vintage mirrors.

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Don’t you just love the look of this wall of mirrors?

Table runners are another popular DIY choice with grain sacks.

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So pretty, and not very hard to do.

But how about using grain sacks for a stair runner?

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I love the turquoise stripe in them. Turquoise and stripes… a perfect combination that makes me feel happy 🙂

Even draping a grain sack just the way it is makes a statement.

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I actually like the raw edges.

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Honestly, what’s left to do?

I like the idea of grain sack placemats.

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I think they would wash up nicely…

And pair well with a bottle of wine!

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Would you like to pull up a seat and join me?

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Notice how the grain sacks are placed differently on each seat? I think that’s a great touch.

Do you have anything made from repurposed European grain sacks? I don’t, but sure would like to! Hmmm… guess I’ll add another thing to my DIY wish list 😉

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6 thoughts on “Make It With A Grain Sack”

  • I wonder what the texture is like? Are they soft? They look soft…but I’ve never actually held a European grain sack in my hands. Do you know of the significance of the stripe? It’s colour or number of lines? There’s a research project for you Sheila! I’ll be waiting…LOL!!!

  • What’s not to love? Every single one of these looks is so nice. My friend Pam at Simple Details just revealed a pillow she had been working on. She picked up old coffee sacks that a place had been giving away about 10 years ago – and the sacks have pink writing on them! She combined the sacks with some leftover fabric and produced the cutest pillows. Check it out if you have a chance!

  • Flour sacks, grain sacks, coffee sacks…everything old is new again it seems! It’s like adding a bit of nostalgia to your home…love it!! Just can’t say it enough:) I have a love for the pillow cases and the placemats. Great post Sheila!

  • Oh I would love to repurpose some vintage grain sacks into tea towels… My grandmother had some like that, they were so soft and practical… Lovely post Sheila! Hope you are well,

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