I saw a burlap ornament bow at Kirkland’s a couple of years ago that I knew would fit in nicely with Gloria’s rustic decor. It was $6.99 and my first thought was “I can make that for a couple of bucks!” I seem to always have some small pieces of burlap and burlap ribbon on hand and this project was a great way to use them.
I cut three strips of ribbon. One is 12 inches, one 6 inches and one 3 inches. I followed the tutorial I gave on my Bows are Easy post. I just made adjustments in the length.
To give the bow more volume, I added two loops of ribbon to the back and secured them with a dab of hot glue. Press it in place using something other than your fingers. Fingers + hot glue + burlap = burn! I used the eraser end of a pencil.
I added a sprig of greenery, a tiny pine cone and some berries to give it a little pop of color. These are all glued in place. I buy stems of these at Dollar Tree and they work great for embellishments like this. I glued a piece of twine to the back for hanging.
Berries & Pine cone or other embellishments
For the $6.99 price of the Kirkland’s bow, I could make several of these. I just love it when a project works out like that! Isn’t it fun to see something in a store and then create a copycat version that is your own?
I like using colored burlap for projects, too. This green one is a nice contrast to the natural color of the others. It’s made with stiff burlap. I followed the same design as I did for the natural one, except I didn’t add the two loops in the back. A ribbon rosette and a couple of berries finish it off.
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