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!


  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue


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.



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

  2. Glad you like my flowers, keep coming back and check out more ideas!

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. joannbruce@gmail.com says

    I used some vintage canvas I found to make these. They turned out beautifully. Thank you for the tutorial.

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