I’m not sure there’s an official name for these burlap flowers, but I call them Loopy Burlap Flowers. Hello, Kenarry: Ideas for the Home friends! I’m Pam from The Birch Cottage and I’m back again this month to share a DIY burlap ribbon project with you.
If you like burlap or are looking for burlap inspiration, then you’ve certainly come to the right place. You’ll find all sorts of burlap projects right here on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. In fact, I think we could probably even credit Kenarry for the beautiful burlap wreath craze.
Burlap Projects on Kenarry
Before I share today’s Loopy Burlap Flowers tutorial with you, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of my favorite burlap projects right here on Kenarry. You can start by checking out their easy tutorial for how to make a burlap wreath. There are a lot of different burlap wreath projects here, but this Teacher Appreciation Burlap Wreath is one of my favorites! There are even two easy burlap placemat tutorials. The first is an easy to sew tutorial and the second gets a little more fun with permanent markers.
Or how about making your own burlap floral centerpiece or this simple upcycled can burlap and lace vase? Both of these ideas can certainly spark your imagination and you could create all kinds of centerpieces and vases with this little bit of inspiration.
There’s a little something burlap for everyone, whether you’re looking to add a little bit of rustic charm to your home décor or maybe you are planning a rustic wedding. These burlap projects simply add so much texture, warmth and that perfect touch of rustic charm. Burlap is one of those timeless fabrics and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon.
Which brings me to today’s tutorial. I’d like to show you just how easy it is to make these Loopy Burlap Flowers. They are so easy, that my grandson and I even made a bouquet of flowers for his mom a couple of years ago out of burlap and wooden skewers. They are super easy and have the perfect touch of rustic charm. Plus the flowers don’t wilt and the petals don’t fall off!
How to Make Loopy Burlap Flowers
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I have to confess, when I found out that Kenarry: Ideas for the Home was offering their own line of natural burlap ribbon on Amazon, I was so excited! I absolutely could not wait to get my hands on this ribbon. I told Carrie that I would like to share a few (Yes, there will be more!) DIY projects over the summer months with Kenarry readers that incorporated the Kenarry Wide Natural Burlap Ribbon. Today’s burlap ribbon project is the first in at least four burlap ribbon projects that I have planned to share with you this summer. Kenarry, because they’re such amazing people, provided me with the burlap ribbon, but the projects and opinions are 100% my own.
Supplies for Loopy Burlap Flowers:
Instructions for Loopy Burlap Flowers:
- Cut a 5” wide piece of burlap ribbon 30” long. If you want your flower to be fuller, simply cut the burlap ribbon longer. You can adjust the thickness as you see fit.
- Starting at the cut short end of the ribbon, begin pulling out the long strands of burlap. You’ll want to be sure to leave 2 or 3 rows along both long edges. (TIP: Save the strands of burlap for another project!)
- Apply Tacky Glue to one long edge of the burlap ribbon.
- Fold the opposite long edge over onto the glued long edge, making sure to align the long edges and apply slight pressure.
- Apply Tacky Glue to the long edge of the burlap ribbon and starting at the short end, roll the burlap along the glued edge. (TIP: If inserting a wooden dowel, you would do so at this point.) Again, be sure to keep the long edges aligned. You may need to apply a little extra glue at the end of the rolled ribbon to make sure it is affixed in place.
- Apply hot glue to the bottom of the flower and affix to your project.
- Apply hot glue to a wooden bead or button and press into the center of the flower. Spread out the loops of the flower to your liking.
I have made these Loopy Burlap Flowers and attached them to a WiFi sign that I made and have hanging in our hallway. I’ve also made numerous signs out of some old fence pickets that I’ve repurposed and glued on my Loopy Burlap Flowers, like the below Welcome sign.
I actually made the wooden beads that I used with these Loopy Burlap Flowers. My family vacations in Northern Ontario every year and I’ve picked up a few birch twigs that I’ve carved into beads. I thought they’d add a nice little touch to these burlap flowers. I’ve even used old buttons and seeds in the center of the burlap flowers. I have some buttons made out of coconut shells that I’m going to use on another project and I might incorporate them into some of these Loopy Burlap Flowers as well.
See, that’s how inspiration works! One idea kind of sparks another idea and before you know it, you’ve created something extra special that has meaning to you! That’s exactly what I hope my ideas and projects do for you! In fact, when I showed one of my “blank” signs to my husband, he told me he thought it’d be perfect for holding those shopping lists I like to use. So, I got out my hot glue gun and glued a small clothes pin onto the board, cut some slips of blank paper to fit and put a hook on the back for easy hanging. See what I mean, one idea inspires another.
If you have any questions about this burlap ribbon or this Loopy Burlap Flower project or, better yet, if you happen to make any of these burlap projects, please let me know as I’d absolutely love to hear about it! If you’ve enjoyed this burlap tutorial, you might like to browse some of these other DIY projects that I’ve shared here on Kenarry, like this Easy Sew Burlap Placemat! And, be sure to also check out some of my DIY projects on The Birch Cottage blog, like:
Til next time…
Pam is the creative behind The Birch Cottage, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on family-friendly DIY projects, recipes, tutorials and family. An accounting clerk by day and a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict by night, you are sure to find creative ideas and meal inspirations at The Birch Cottage.