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!
- 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.
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