How to make an easy burlap bow


How to make an easy burlap bow

Recently I made an ADORABLE red, white, and blue rag wreath. But I wanted it to look a little different from the spring rag wreath I made a few months ago. So I decided I was going to add a big burlap bow to the front of it. And omg it turned out so super cute!

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Here’s what you’ll need

I had a roll of 5” wide burlap I picked up from my local Walmart last fall {burlap can be used for SOOOOO many projects so when it goes on sale at the end of a season stock up!}. I measured out approx. 28” in length to use for the bow portion of this.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Then fold it in half width wise.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Then fold it in half length wise and be sure to leave a crease in the middle.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Now unfold and loop each end to the other side so that it looks like the picture below. The crease you made in the step above will help as a guide to keep them even.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Flip it upside down


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Pick it up and pinch the middle so it looks like the one below.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Cut 6” piece of floral wire and wrap it around the center a couple times. You will have most of it left over and you will need this to attach it to the wreath form. Be sure you end on the back side of the bow. Take you jute/twine and wrap it a few times right over the wire to hide it then tie it off on the back and cut off the excess.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

This is what your bow should look like now.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Set your bow aside and add a loop of burlap to your wreath. You can make this as long or short as you need.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Glue the ends of your loop together. After this is dry you can move the seam to the back of the wreath to hide it.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

Then attach the bow to the wreath itself. put the wire that is sticking out of the back and feed it through the burlap loop, the rag wreath and twist the two floral wire ends together. Trim the ends of your bow so that they are even lengths. I also fluffed out the bow on mine so that it didn’t look so flat.


How to make an easy burlap bow for your wreath

What do you think? I personally LOVE the way it turned out and I can’t wait to make another rag wreath for the next season!


If you loved this tutorial check out some of my other tutorials I made using burlap and twine

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