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How To Make a Burlap Bow


How to Make a Burlap Bow


Burlap Ribbon

Florist Wire 


Step 1:  Find your ribbon

I know.


I added this step because there are so many different types of burlap ribbon.

Wired, non-wired, big, small, medium, printed, colored.

The burlap ribbon makers are working overtime.


For this project, I selected a really big ribbon with a small print on it.

The bigger ribbon makes it so much easier to make a bow that’s fluffy and

looks so much harder to make than it actually is.

Just my burlap ribbon .02.

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Step 2:  Fold ribbon

Decide how wide you want your bow to be and fold the ribbon halfway.

The end of the ribbon is where the center of your bow will be.


Step 3:  Continue folding the ribbon

Each time you make a fold….make it just a little smaller than the previous fold.

Cut last fold of ribbon so it ends in the center.

For ribbon as large as the one I selected….I usually make three folds.

If your ribbon is smaller, you will want to make more folds to make the bow fluffier.


Step 4:  Wrap florist wire

In the center of the folds, wrap a piece of florist wire around the burlap.

Tie it off as tightly as you can.


Step 5:  Wrap center

Wrap the center of the bow with a piece of burlap and fasten at the back of the bow.

Make sure you cut it long enough so that the bow has “tails” after you wrap the center.


Step 6:  Fluff

This is my favorite part.

This is the part where the bow comes alive.

You twist the folds this way and that….until you have the exact look you want.

The wonderful thing about burlap is because it is so thick….it holds its shape really well.

That’s it!

Perfect project for a mantel or wedding aisle or table centerpiece.


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  1. Michele says:

    Congratulations! I love Thistlewood Farms and am excited to be following another blog by you!

  2. Regina says:

    LOVE this!!!! I haven’t told my husband yet, but I am getting obsessed with doing a burlap project, so your new blog arrived just in time. :) I’m thinking a bow might just fill the bill . . .

  3. Melanie says:

    Always a wealth of burlap knowledge ! lol
    I love your new blog Kari Anne, it is absolutely beautiful. You must be smiling your little heart out in happiness ! Enjoy every second of the ride.
    I will have to burlap one of my floral arrangements just for you xoxo

  4. hey, I don’t make things with burlap (at least things that I would show) but I’m really looking forward to seeing what others are doing! Great idea to start this burlap blog.

  5. Now this bow I can make! Thank you!

  6. sandy says:

    loved the burlap bow i need pictures to show how ok i live in morgantown where can i find burlap ribbon i can go to bowling green to hobby lobby or can i order some as always thanks for your info always good

  7. nancy says:

    I don’t understand when you finish the 3 loops on each side, do you cut the roll off exactly in the center? Or do you make it a little longer so the wire will catch it? When I look at the wire I can’t see the cut or is the picture of the wire at the bottom of the bow? I love it and want to try it.

  8. Lois Meyer says:

    looking forward to your posts.


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