How to Make a Burlap Bow

Decorating my house for spring has always been something I looked forward to, especially after a long Midwest winter. This year I was too busy getting my house ready to sell so the only spring decorating I did was to add the DIY wreath that I made last year to the front door (because a Christmas wreath on the front door in March doesn’t make a good first impression when you’re trying to sell your house ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). When I pulled the wreath out of storage, the burlap bow I made for it was looking a little sad so I decided to make a new one…one that had a little oomph to it.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. Such a quick and easy craft. | chatfieldcourt.com

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This was such a quick and easy little project to do and only required a few supplies.

Supplies

  • burlap ribbon
  • jute twine
  • Mod Podge
  • craft paint brush
  • scissors
  • floral wire

The first step was to lay the burlap ribbon out and fold each side over.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. | chatfieldcourt.comHow to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy way to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comThen I folded a second piece of burlap ribbon the same way as the first piece and laid it on top.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy craft to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comAt first, I folded the second piece so it was a little bit smaller than the first, but that wasn’t the kind of bow I wanted. I was going for a full, rustic look…not bow perfection.

How to make a burlap bow using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy craft to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comNext, I just gathered the burlap in the middle and tied it with a piece of jute twine.

How to make a burlap bow using just a few inexpensive supplies. Such a quick and easy craft to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comOnce the bow was tied I cleaned up the ends by painting on a little Mod Podge, which seals them so they don’t fray. I wasn’t going for bow perfection but stringy ends drive me nuts.

How to make a burlap bow for a spring wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. | chatfieldcourt.comOnce the Mod Podge was dry I used a little floral wire to attach the burlap bow to the wreath.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using a few inexpensive supplies. Such a quick and easy craft. | chatfieldcourt.comHow to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy craft to dress up a wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comJust the right amount of oomph and the perfect touch for my spring wreath, without being too perfect. ๐Ÿ˜‰

See how I made this easy spring wreath, with a few inexpensive supplies.

An easy and inexpensive spring wreath for your front door. | chatfieldcourt.comEasy Spring Wreath

Another easy craft was this summer basket I put together for the front door.

Create this beautiful summer basket for your front door with just a few supplies. | chatfieldcourt.com Summer Front Door Basket

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10 Comments

  1. Michele
    Friday,April 22, 2016 / 8:38 am

    Pretty!
    Thank you for your great pictures and instructions for making the bow. I do love the full look of the bow.
    I always enjoy your postings!

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 22, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Awwww, thanks so much Michele. You totally made my day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Friday,April 22, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I am so bad at bow making! Thanks for the tip!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 23, 2016 / 1:12 pm

      Thanks Kim! Lots of trial and error. I’ve never been great at bow making either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Saturday,April 23, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    I have never been able to make a decent bow but this one I probably can make. Thanks for the tips. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 25, 2016 / 6:55 am

      Thanks Debbie. Bows aren’t my specialty but this one was pretty easy to throw together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Wednesday,April 27, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I think I do mine similarly, but have not tried doing burlap yet! love your door wreath Kristi!

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 29, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks Vel, it was so easy to make. My kind of craft. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. joe
    Sunday,May 1, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    looks good

    • Kristi
      Sunday,May 1, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks!

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