Easy to Make Burlap Bow - No Glue, No Sew!
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.
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This simple burlap bow is easy to make with just three pieces of burlap fabric.
By adjusting the sizes of the pieces, a finished bow can be used on a centerpiece, a wreath, or garland.
1. Cut three pieces of burlap for the bow.
One piece: 7" x 10" (18 cm x 25 cm)
One piece: 5" x 8" (13 cm x 20 cm)
One piece: 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, so you can adjust the length for each decorating project.
I like the look created by the frayed edges.
My measurements include the frayed edges.
2. Lay the larger rectangular piece of burlap over the long strip so that the 7" side runs from top to bottom.
Tie the strip loosely to draw in the burlap.
3. Turn the bow over and tighten or loosen the tied piece as you shape the burlap into a nice bow.
You can use the bow as is or continue to the next step to make the bow fuller.
4. Scrunch one end of the smaller rectangular piece of burlap between your thumb and finger.
Start the scrunched end through the center tab, and pull through from the other side.
Center this top piece over the underlying piece of burlap.
Shape the top piece of burlap to the desired effect.
Trim a wreath or planter arrangement with your finished burlap bow for rustic holiday flair.
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