Thursday, March 19, 2015

Easy Burlap Flower Wall Decor


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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
glue gun
glue sticks
9 inch cardboard circle or 9 inch disposable plate for the backing
paperclip for a hanger
scissors


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.  

easy burlap flower wall decor

easy burlap flower wall decor

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.  

easy burlap flower wall decor

easy burlap flower wall decor

Here's the finished flower before I hung it on the mirror.

easy burlap flower wall decor

I used a small Command Strip hanger on the mirror and glued a paperclip to the back of the plate to hang the flower with.  (Sorry the photo is grainy.  It was late when I finished!)

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.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!
Angie

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10 comments:

  1. I love this! I use burlap in a lot of my crafts, but I haven't tried making a large flower like this. It's so pretty! Pinning and planning on making this soon!

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    1. Thanks Beverly! I'm dreaming up other colors to use now :) I think a cluster may be pretty on a front door!

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  2. Great idea Angie! Spring fever is a good thing at your house. I'm making one of these for my door to use as a change up between wreaths :) Thanks for the inspiration and how-to's! Bwg ~~~

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    1. Yes! Can't wait for more spring weather :) Glad you like the wreath!! Hugs!

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  3. Angie, I love your Spring Burlap Flower and it can be used in sooo many ways. Beautiful! I hope your daughter is feeling better too xo Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! And, yes, Allie is feeling better. I'm trying to get my nerves back under control. I think it affects me more than her but each day is better. Hugs!

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  4. Very pretty Angie. I just love burlap!!! Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday! :) Julie

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  5. Hey Angie...love your burlap flower.its so funny...as I was reading your tutorial I thought that it would make a great sunflower! So glad to hear that Allie is doing better. Take it one day at a time! Hugs ❤️

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  6. As always Angie, I appreciate how skilled and creative you are! This flower is awesome as are you. Sending you big hugs, Coco

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  7. Really, really cute! Great job!!

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