Burlap Bouquet Tutorial

Happy Wednesday, half way through the week already! I’m excited to be here again sharing one of my newest spring projects, a DIY Burlap Bouquet. I shared this last week over at The 36th Avenue and I’m excited to be sharing it with all of you!

I first saw this photo on Pinterest over a year ago and I have been dying to make one of my own ever since. I’m so glad I finally got around to making it and now I get to share my experience with all of you, because yes it was an experience.


Burlap Bouquet Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

I made this rustic and elegant bouquet to add a little spring decor to our home.

Burlap Bouquet Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

Burlap Bouquet Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

Want to see how to make a bouquet that won’t need any watering?! (my kind of deal)


Burlap cut into 3″ strips

– Hot glue

– Scissors

Wooden skewers (yes from the kitchen)

– Ribbon to embellish the vase (optional)

Burlap Bouquet Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

Cut your burlap into 3″ strips. You can make your flowers as large as you would like but each of mine used a piece of burlap that measured around 3″ X 30″.  I first tried them using 4-5″ wide pieces but they were too large. I think somewhere between 2 1/2-3″ is perfect for this type of rosette and with the thickness of the burlap.

Burlap Bouquet Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

When making rosettes, I typically start by twisting the center and then continue to twist in a circular motion, but because of the thickness of the burlap it wasn’t working as well for me. What I found was that by rolling the burlap a few times before starting the twisting created a more secure base and the burlap held better. I also placed a few drops of hot glue every few inches to hold the burlap in place. Just be careful about how much glue you use, it can easily show through if you use too much!

Once the rosette was the size that I wanted, I finished it off and then flipped it over. I placed a dot of hot glue inside the center and then placed a wooden skewer in the center for a stem. You could also use branches for a more rustic look or pipe cleaners.

Burlap Bouquet Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

As I was making my bouquet, I just felt like something was missing. I needed a filler. So I created a few simple leaves out of burlap and then attached two to each flower. It added the fullness I was looking for.


Burlap Bouquet Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

To finish off the look I grabbed a simple white vase and added a few layers of lace and pink ribbon. So fresh and so spring.


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. JaneEllen says

    Very nice Taryn, your wonderful burlap flowers can be used for many occasions, just change leaves maybe or decorations on the vase, use different colored burlap maybe. I’m going to try to make this type of fabric flower again. I tried last year and just got a big mess. Seems I can’t seem to twist the fabric and roll it at same time without making a big mishmash and burning myself, lol. Ah well I know I’m a klutz. You have inspired me to try again with your great tutorial. I’d sure love to have some of those burlap flowers for a few kinds of decoration. Happy Week

  2. Julia says

    Hello! You were the link before me at the COM link party! Just stopping by to say hi! I love these burlap roses, they are super cute and creative!

    Thank you for sharing!


  3. says

    I recently bought a bunch of colored burlap for spring but haven’t done anything with them yet. But I know now! Thank you so much for sharing. This is darling and has been pinned!

  4. Emily Timons says

    Hi Taryn!

    My name is Emily Timmons, and I am an editor of AllFreeDIYWedding.com, a DIY wedding site that’s still a work in progress. We’re gathering content for when the website launches, and I’d love to feature this tutorial with full credit to you. I would feature one photo and a link back to the tutorial on your blog.

    AllFreeDIYWeddings.com is part of Prime Publishing, and we publish 19 cooking and crafting web sites. We have over 3.5 million active e-mail subscribers and about 10 million page views per week. You can learn more about us at http://www.primecp.com.

    Please let me know if you are interested in being featured, and I’d be happy to link up to some of your projects!

    Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you!


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