How to Make a Burlap Bow
Step 1: Find your ribbon
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.
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.
Perfect project for a mantel or wedding aisle or table centerpiece.