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 wreaths and planters with this no-glue, no-sew burlap bow. 

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Wrap up the holiday decor with a beautiful bow. And not just any bow - a homemade burlap bow!

This could be the easiest burlap bow you'll ever make. It requires just two or three pieces of burlap depending on the style of bow you choose to make.

No gluing or sewing is needed to complete the project.

This simple burlap bow adds a rustic touch to home decor. Using natural materials like pine cones and burlap is a fun way to decorate your home for the holiday season.

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Homemade burlap bow

This bow is easy to make in any size you need to complement a fall or winter decoration.

Adjust the sizes used in the tutorial to suit your preference.

You can even try substituting other fabrics or materials to make a bow of your own design!


Sizes of burlap pieces


Supplies for burlap bow holiday 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. 


Instructions for burlap bow


Easy to make burlap bow


Step 1.

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

Step 2.

Tie the narrow piece slowly, gradually drawing in the rectangle piece.


Burlap bow craft


Step 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.


Easy to make burlap bow


Step 4.

Pull the smaller rectangular piece through the tab at the front of the bow created by the long narrow strip 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. 

So easy! So pretty! This homemade bow will top your list of favorite decorations!


homemade burlap bow rustic decor


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