Easy to Make Burlap Bow - No Glue, No Sew!

A burlap bow is easy to make for decorating your home or classroom. Add rustic holiday flair to homemade wreaths and planters with this no-glue, no-sew burlap bow. This could be the easiest burlap bow you'll ever make.

Easy to make burlap bow for holiday decorating - Preschool Toolkit

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Holiday decorating takes on many different themes, from modern to rustic and everything in between. This simple burlap bow adds a rustic touch to home decor.  It's easy to make with just three pieces of burlap fabric.

 

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Supplies for burlap bow

 

Supplies for burlap bow craft

 

You will need three pieces of burlap for the bow. Cut one piece in each of the following three sizes:

  • 7" x 10" (18 cm x 25 cm)
  • 5" x 8" (13 cm x 20 cm) 
  • 2" x 30" (5 cm x 76 cm)


The ends of the long narrow piece will be the "tails" that hang down from the center of the bow.

You can adjust the size of each piece to make a larger or smaller bow depending on your preference or where the bow will be used.

My measurements include the frayed edges. I like the look created by the frayed edges but you can also use burlap with finished edge.

 

Instructions for burlap bow

 

Wrap the long piece of burlap around the large burlap rectangle

 

1. Lay the larger rectangular piece of burlap over the long narrow piece.

2. Begin to tie the narrow piece to draw in the rectangle piece.

 

Adjust fullness of bow by tightening or loosening narrow piece

 

3. Turn the bow over. Tighten or loosen the narrow piece to adjust the fullness of the bow.

You can use the bow as is or continue to the next step.

 

Pull smaller rectangle through the opening created making the bow

 

4. Pull the smaller rectangular piece through the tab created by the narrow piece of burlap. The small rectangle will become scrunched as it's pulled through. Center this piece over the underlying piece of burlap.

 

Burlap bow easy to make for holiday decorating

Shape the top and bottom pieces of burlap to the desired effect.

Trim a wreath or centerpiece or even an outdoor planter with a burlap bow for rustic holiday flair. 

 

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