DIY: Burlap Coffee Bag Art

DIY: Burlap Coffee Bag Art

  Want to add rustic charm to your home? Would you like to proudly display how much you love coffee? Burlap coffee bags from Winans are a great way to decorate your home and showcase your love of java! After emptying them of their beans (did you know coffee beans are green before they’re roasted?!) we sell our burlap coffee bags for $5 at Miami County Winans stores. These bags are great for creative home crafts and DIY projects. We’re going to show you how to make some burlap coffee bag art to adorn your walls. This DIY is a great introductory project for working with burlap. Check out our Pinterest board, DIY: Burlap Coffee Bags, for more crafty ideas!     The materials you need for this project should be readily available at your local craft store. Buy your burlap coffee bags at your local Winans! 🙂 To frame one burlap coffee bag you will need: Large stretched canvas Burlap coffee bag Masking tape Scissors Staple gun Staples Gather your materials – let’s get crafty!     The first thing you will need to do is cut your burlap to fit your canvas frame. The frame that we used was 24 x 36 inches. We were able to cut our burlap bag down the left and right seams and the bottom seam, essentially separating the front of the bag from the back. What size you need to cut your burlap will be determined by the size of your canvas. Be sure to save your scrap burlap for other crafty projects! To attach the burlap to the canvas frame, we...

Make Winans Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions Part I: Coffee

  If one (or all!) of your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 involve making healthier choices, including coffee in your daily routine can be a great addition. A study published by the American Heart Association in November 2015 found that folks “who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had about a 15 percent lower [risk of premature] mortality compared to people who didn’t drink coffee.” Decaf drinkers saw added benefits as well. When comparing coffee drinkers to non-coffee drinkers, those who regularly enjoy a cup of joe are less likely to have type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Coffee drinkers also have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes. In addition to giving you a mental boost and improving your mood, coffee beans are full of nutrients and phytochemicals (plant chemicals that help our bodies protect against certain diseases and illnesses). Coffee can also improve your daily workout. The caffeine in coffee can improve your reaction time and coordination as well as increase your speed. Caffeine can also increase the concentration of endorphins in your brain, those awesome hormones that produce a “runner’s high.” The healthiest way to enjoy coffee is to drink it black, without milk or sugar. If you like espresso, you could try an Americano, which is espresso diluted with hot water until it has a similar concentration as coffee. Not a caffeine fiend but still want a healthy hand crafted Winans beverage? Try one of our açaí smoothies, made with Sambazon açaí puree. It’s a delicious tropical smoothie full of antioxidants. We also serve a variety of fruit crushers...