How to easily make a burlap bow for a wreath with burlap ribbon.
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 spring 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 😉 ).
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.
This was such a quick and easy little project to do and only required a few supplies.
Supplies for making a burlap bow
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The first step was to lay the burlap ribbon out and fold each side over.
Then I folded a second piece of burlap ribbon the same way as the first piece and laid it on top.
At 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 tie a burlap bow
It's so easy!
I just gathered the burlap in the middle and tied it with a piece of jute twine.
Once the bow was tied I cleaned up the ends by painting on a little Mod Podge with a foam brush, which seals them so they don't fray. I wasn't going for bow perfection but stringy ends drive me nuts.
Just the right amount of oomph and the perfect rustic farmhouse touch for my spring wreath, without being too perfect. 😉
So, next time you need a bow for a wreath, try making your own big burlap bow.