Burlap Flowers

These twisted burlap flowers are the perfect touch for fall.  Group them on a burlap covered wreath, small ones on a name card, napkin ring, or on a gift bag!

Materials:

  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue

Directions:

Start by cutting the burlap into strips, the thicker the strip the bigger the flower, the thinner the strip the smaller the flower.  For a medium size flower cut a 3” to 3 1/2” strip, the best way to get a straight strip with not a lot of raving is to measure, cut that string running the length and pull the string out, this way give you a perfect straight cut (to make all your strips straight start by being this on the end of the burlap, starting you off with a straight side).

Finger fold the strip in half, fold in one end (see picture below), with a drop of hot glue, glue down and roll once.

Keeping the burlap folded with your fingers, start to gently turn/twist the strip, wrapping around center, not too tight.  After a few times stop and glue into place, be careful with the hot glue too much and it will come through the burlap and burn your fingers.  Wrap and twist, take a look, undo it and start again before adding glue.

When you have the flower to the size you like, cut off the burlap, leaving a tail about 1 1/2″ long for gluing.  Just tuck the end to the back and glue.

Now you are ready to add the burlap flowers to a wreath or maybe make napkin rings!

Burlap comes in all colors, check it out next time you are in the craft store.

 

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Comments

  1. Carol Reese says:

    I am always looking for new flower to make ideas. These burlap roses are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jody says:

    This is a great idea. I have tons of leftover burlap from the tables at my rustic summer wedding and this is a great way to re-use the material. Its also nice to have a piece of our special day incorporated into home decor and gifts.

  3. Anna says:

    This idea is great! I was thinking that maybe to give it some color with ink pads or acrylic paint

  4. Wendy says:

    These are great to glue on a hair clip. Makes a cute flower for the little girls in your life.

  5. Brittney says:

    I LOVE this! I have burlap leftover from a wedding that I have been wanting to use in a crafty idea and this is the perfect way! I do have a question though. My burlap has a very strong odor to it. Any idea how I can get rid of it? I have had it double bagged in a closet ever since the wedding. Now that I found what I want to do with it I need to get rid of the burlap smell!

    • jacki says:

      Have you tried leaving the burlap outside to air out maybe on a clothes line? Also try some Febreze spray and then add a drier sheet when storing the burlap in a bag? I hope one or all of these ideas will help you.

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