I wanted something that looked a little country since that is what the rest of my kitchen and dining room look like, so I chose burlap. Am I the only one who didn't realize burlap was stretchy and kind of difficult to work with. I had an awful time cutting out straight rectangles but after a few attempts I finally got 4- 13x17in rectangles.
After I got them cut out I decided they needed a little color, so I added a little simple design to the side.
The only thing I'm not fond of is all the little fly away strings from the burlap, I tend to find them every where and can't help but wonder if maybe I was supposed to do something to prevent that. Oh well, I love the country look of them.