12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #7

Giveaway #7 is brown, and green, and “read” all over…

And it used to hold a whole buncha coffee beans too!

I was thinking maybe someone would like to make something out of it. (?) Maybe one of these?


Or maybe one of these…


If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win it, leave one comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. tonight. (Sunday, 12/19/10) (Central Time)

I’ll announce today’s & yesterday’s winners sometime tomorrow. (Monday, 12/20/10)

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  1. Karla says

    I think this would look awesome in an old thrift store frame I have, backed with a corkboard. The perfect bulletin board for my kitchen!!

  2. Bri says

    Love all the goodies you’re giving away Layla! All the best to you both, have a very merry Christmas!

  3. says

    That would be perfect for my guest room makeover. I’m in the process of gathering items and vacating my grown daughter so that I can complete the room:)

  4. says

  5. says

    My grandmother is rolling in her grave right now knowing how excited I am for the opportunity to win a POTATO SACK!! LOL.

  6. says

    I’m wanting to make pillows like that for my family room, but just haven’t found the fabric or time. I would love the fabric to help me make the time.

  7. Rachel Z. says

    I love these old burlap sacks and think it would look really cute as a pillow!

  8. Betty says

    I’d love to win the burlap sack to use for a sunroom pillow.
    Great giveaway!

  9. says

    Wow, I love the bulletin board idea! I think I would put it around some cardboard and then into a glassless olde frame I have around. What a great addition it would be to my country kitchen!

  10. Laura says

    Oooh, the inspiration board is too cute. :) We’ve been thinking about getting some of these!

  11. Ashley says

    Wow what neat ideas. A pillow would be so interesting and the texture is so fun.

  12. Lindsay Gannon says

    Oooh! I love that! So many fun possibiities! Though I love the pillow idea best!

  13. says

    I just bought a new slipcover and haven’t purchased pillows yet because….they are just too expensive. I’d love to make that into a new pillow during Christmas break.

  14. says

    Coffee Bean sacks are awesome. I like the ideas for bulletin board and pillows and think it would be cool to wrap one around canvas for artwork. Love your blog too! Very creative and informative.

  15. Teri says

    Great giveaway….I’d make a bulletin board to hang over my recently painted green desk!

  16. Kristyna says

    I love the possibilities. I was looking for these.
    I would love to win!
    Merry Christmas

  17. says

    Organic, authentic and original. I’ve been looking for something simiar and I think I just found it. Hopefully, I’ll be receiving it soon !! : )

  18. Jessica says

    Crossing all ten fingers and all ten toes on this one. I have searched high and low for these types of bags. Please pick me Layla!

  19. says

    My blog is Buckets of Burlap! How appropriate to win a coffee bean sack??
    I’m loving this one with the green and brown. A pillow would be nice.
    Thanks for the chance.

  20. Esther says

    Oh – I would LOVE to win that – I’d do the message board for my “office” that I’m re-doing!

  21. Sherry says

    I would LOVE to win this. I have always wanted one. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  22. Christine Aldinger says

    yes yes and yes……….on my xmas list was a basic sewing machine so if i get that and win this i can sew my 1st project…….a pillow!!

  23. says

    Oh this would sooo save my pocket book! I have been I-Spying a blog that sells these bags for purpose #1- pillows. Thanks for the chance!!

  24. says

    Oh what a fun giveaway – it has so much potential! Those are the exact colors of my little office space – I’m dreaming of what I could do with it. Thanks for the chance! It’s such a party over here! :)

  25. Janna says

    I love the bulletin board idea – brilliant!

    This giveaway is so fun. Will we find out what the ‘surprise’ giveaways were even if we didn’t win one?

    Merry Christmas!

  26. says

    Kevin & Layla,
    Merry Christmas! Loved finding you this year! I bought your e-book, Layla. We are planking and painting!
    My inspiration for color is the Brice rug from PB. The colors of the give a way are perfect for our room! I would use it to make a cube ottoman… I saw one in a design store for 600.00 ( unreal)…*L*

  27. jamie hershberger says

    Okay, now this is neat…endless possibilities, I like the ideas (pillow, memo board) that you shared…hmmm.

  28. Jennifer Mize says

    Pick me! Pick me! I would LOVE to recover a chair seat with this! It would look so great on my office chair!

  29. pam says

    I can think of so many great things to do with this but I am even more excited for the mirror tutorial. (hee) ;)

  30. Barbara says

    I would love, love, love the coffee bean sack. I’ve been looking all over for pillows made with burlap material. I can find them everywhere but they’re ridiculously expensive. I wondered where I could find the material. I even considered buying burlap and stenciling stuff on it…..but haven’t gotten past the hmmmm stage, yet. Look forward to your next tutorial.

  31. Joyce says

    Love this look. Would definitely use for a pillow – it has the perfect colors for my living room.

  32. Andrea Thornley says

    That’s beautiful! Thanks for all the amazing chances to win great items, Layla!

  33. gb says

    I have been looking for a coffee bean sack to recover a small ottoman that is looking sad…plus I love green!

  34. Vicky Barish says

    OMG…I definetly will be making pillows if I win this!!! I love your blog. It keeps a smile on my face and keeps me motivated :)

  35. Kathryn Babbitt says

    oh fo shizzle! (ya, my husband hates when I say that :)). I really would love to win this. a. lot.

  36. says

    I love that fabric and the bulletin board idea is awesome. I would use it to make a bulletin board for above a desk in a room I am in the process of completing that has an industrial look. I hope I am lucky.

  37. April in CT says

    I’m a coffee addict, this would definitely go in my kitchen to decorate somehow!

  38. Rae says

    I have the perfect place in my kitchen for this, think I would make the message board. Sooooo cute.

  39. Lauri says

    Love it! I would try making it into a pillow. Of course, I don’t sew…so I’ll have to learn ;)

  40. says

  41. says

    I love a good inspiration piece.

  42. says

    Oh, I ove the brown lettering on that one! I’ve got a couple of tutorials using coffee sacks on my blog – one is for an apron and the other is for a rug. I can’t seem to get enough of them now!

  43. Rob says

    Im not sure what i would do with it, and with this many entries it will be a miracle to win but sure would be cool to have.

  44. Leigh says

    aww, i just love those… always wanted to try to make something cool w/ one. *pick-me?!*

  45. alecia says

    Oh my goodness! I have always wanted one of these bags! Hoooope I win! Sorry for the excessive use of !!. :)

  46. Kristen says

    welllllll…..since obviously no one else seems to want it, I’ll take it. If I must. :-)

  47. Carol Swiderski says

    Wow how nice! You even figured out what we could do with our prize if we win!

  48. Stacy Jacob says

    I’ve been wanting one of these for a year or so!!! Keeping fingers crossed ;)

  49. Claire V. says

    I love the coffee sacks. I’ve been looking for something like that to either upholster part of a chair or make a nice, big pillow. The cork board idea is great too.

  50. Janet says

    I would love to make a pillow out of the coffee sack so cute. Send it my way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Carol Ann says

    would love to win this fabric, I can think of many ways to use it, loving the idea of covering a bulletin board with it……. fingers crossed xxx

  52. says

    What a great idea! Hubby is a coffee fanatic so I know he would enjoy a pillow made from this great sack.

  53. Broooke says

    What a great sack! I have a pillow made out of a burlap rice bag – this would make a great pillow too.

  54. says

    Wonderful to go with the potato sack I just found at a thrift shop. It would be used to match up with the potato pillow.

  55. LaVonna Tetzlaff says

    Layla & Kevin: Love your blog. please throw my name in the hat. Loved the post about your Mom! Merry Christmas to you. Love U two no matter what! :-)

  56. says

    i just made stockings out or burlap this year! i’ll post about is soon. stop by and see. :) sure would love to make a pillow out of that coffee sack!

  57. Ruthie says

    Ok, delurking because I HAVE to have this! Our youngest son was adopted from Guatemala!!!! I love it! Ok, trying to sway the decision won’t work when it’s a random drawing, huh? Srsly…loove it!!

  58. says

    I’m making over my living room this week (I know, crazy week to even think about it) and would totally use this somewhere on my olive green walls. Thanks!

  59. says

    Oh this is perfect… I have been looking for some burlap for a cork board and you used that as your example.
    It’s Fate. ;)

  60. says

    Layla- Nice giveaway! I think I’d give it to my favorite coffee drinker.!

    I want to tell you I posted your lovely and colorful Lettered Cottage holiday mantle on my blog APPLESandRUBIES! I also linked back to your Holiday Mantle Linky party!

    Come over and check out my post, AND also enter my holiday jewelry giveaway! I’ll draw a winner for my handmade sterling silver and tourmaline necklace on December 28!

    Happy Holidays from New York!

  61. maggie says

    Ooooh! Great giveaway!! I have a little framed saying by my coffeepot that says ‘I drink coffee for your protection’. hehehe. Sacks are good, too! Thanks Layla, you’re a sweetie! (Even if I don’t win) :)

  62. Diane says

    Would love it! Had my husband ask a coffee shop for one yesterday,
    but they didn’t have any. :(

  63. says

    Oh my gosh I love that so much. I have been wanting to make a pillow like that forever but that bulletin board it super cute to. Or what about covering a lamp shade. Oh man. Super cute.

  64. christy davis says

    My neighbor is from Guatemala so I would be forced to make her something, all the while really wanting to keep it.

  65. Tricia says

    I would love to use this to make a pillow like the one in the picture for my living room!

  66. Leigh says

    Ooooohhh, making a pillow from this would be a great first project for my sewing class!

  67. Sue says

    Oooooo! Love-Love_love me some burlap coffee bean sacks! I would love to be entered! Thank you Kevin and Layla :-)


  68. lyno says

    This is on my wish/want/wait list…go figure!! Love your site, love your style.

  69. reanda leonard says

    This would look so cool in my kitchen. Great inspirationa, love the colors.

  70. says

    Love it. I have one of these that I’m going to make a bolster pillow out of… and I’ve been on the hunt for a second one to make 2 more pillows.

  71. Tammy C says

  72. Stacey says

    Crossing my fin Lgers that I will win and have a new “project” to begin the New Year! Love it~

  73. says

    Brown and Green and Beans (!) all over. Perfect as a chic stash for magazines and catalogues. And, since 7 is my LUCKY NUMBER, this could be my day to win! Thank you – and love the website.

  74. Mariefi O'Malley says

    The material is functional and artistic and can be used in many creative ways. Natural earthy tones will compliment the space I’m renovating for my hubby & 4 kids, and also reminds me of my other love….java! yummo!:)

  75. Laura Preslock says

    LOVE IT! I went into pottery barn today trying to find something similar, but didn’t find anything that would look great as a pillow on my couch, this would work!!!!

  76. Suzanne says

    I have been thinking I want to recover my bulletin board with a new piece of interesting fabric – this would be perfect!

  77. says

    Ohhhhh….I have the PERFECT bench that could use that as a pillow! I even have a pillow form already! Thanks for the chance!!

  78. nancie says

    i was just looking at some of those made into pillows today….slipcovers for ottoman’s too. i like the bulletin board as well…..so many possibilities!!!

  79. Jenni Carver says

    ooooooo, I’d love to make something pretty out of that!!!! My wheels are a turning, pick me!! My hand is raised really, really high!!!

  80. MelissaM says

    I would love to make it into a tote bag, but your ideas are tempting too!!!