Make these easy DIY burlap flowers in just a few minutes!
When you think of burlap, you might think of sacks and old dresses worn during the days when families were poor. You’d be oh so wrong!
You can use burlap in all sorts of ways. If you are into the shabby chic look, then this is the perfect fabric for you. One way to use it is to make these gorgeous (and super simple) burlap flowers. Honestly, it will take you less than 3 minutes and you’ll have a flower you can use to decorate wreaths, gifts, centerpieces – just about anything you’d like!
Hot glue gun and sticks
Cut a strip of burlap 2″ wide by 7″ long (if you want a larger flower, you can cut it a bit wider than 2″). Fold over one end of the burlap 1/4″ and glue it together.
On the other end of the fabric, locate a thread that is about 1/2″ in from the edge. Start to pull this thread through the fabric. As you do, you will see that it starts to gather.
Continue to gently pull the thread until the entire strip of burlap is fully gathered. It will begin to form a flower all on it’s own. Just make sure that the glued end of the fabric is what ends up in the center.
The glued section of the burlap will be on the inside and the excess string will now be on the outside. Take the string and wrap it around the base of the flower. This will hold it together.
Secure the flower closed by using the hot glue gun around the base (over the wrapped string).
Viola! The flower is done! Now all you have to do is attach the burlap flower to your wreath, centerpiece or gift!