Burlap is one of my new best friends in the crafting world. It can be used for so many projects from bulletin boards, bags, cushions, curtains, tablecloths and so much more. It gives this rustic and natural look that can not be achieved with anything else. Some pretty examples:
And here's one of my completed projects... an inspirational bulletin board. I used an old frame, which I painted black to match my decor, used burlap as my base cover, and then added some of my favorite stamp images, quotes and products.