Like most of us, I was seriously having spring fever last week. Changing up decor, packing away the winter items. That's when I came up with the idea of making a large burlap flower to hang on my mirror in the family room.
This is like crazy-easy and you may have the supplies on hand. Here's what you'll need:
11 feet of burlap ribbon in the petal color of your choice (mine's white)
3 feet of burlap ribbon in the center color of your choice (mine's yellow)
(can be found here in various colors on Amazon) Jute Ribbon 4"X 10 Yards-Red
9 inch cardboard circle or 9 inch disposable plate for the backing
paperclip for a hanger
For the petals, cut the ribbon into 6 inch strips. You should have a total of 22 strips. Next, fold a strip in half so that the finished edges of the ribbon are together. Beginning at the bottom, cut a curved shape to form a petal (much like cutting a heart from a folded piece of paper).
Once you have the petal shape cut out, use the glue gun to make a gather at the bottom of each. Pinch the bottom (straight edge) of the petal and put a dot of glue into the fold to make it hold.
Once you have all 22 petals finished, you can begin gluing them to the paper plate or cardboard. Make 2 rows of petals, 13 petals on the outer row and 9 on the inner row.
For the center of the flower, begin by gluing down one end of the 3-ft. ribbon. Then, every 4-6 inches glue down the ribbon again. Seriously, you're just sort of wadding it up and gluing it down where it touches the plate. It's easy and pretty forgiving so don't worry about mistakes.
Here's the finished flower before I hung it on the mirror.
The burlap flower is very easy and very quick to make. I think these would be great for a party, shower, or even a rustic themed wedding. Imagine the color combinations...yellow petals with brown center for a sunflower, bright colors with yellow center for a zinnia.
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