I wouldn't buy new burlap or fabric. I'm all about reusing. I'm thinking cutting rags, old ripped clothing, Matt's used golf towels. Just random pieces of scrap fabric to make a shabby chic garland for the Christmas tree.
I have always loved these. "Holly Crackles". No bake. 1 stick butter, 30 large marshmallows (just under 1 10oz bag), green food coloring, vanilla extract, 4c cornflakes cereal, red candies for decorating.