Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Easy Burlap Bow-tutorial

Sometimes a new bow is all you need to refresh and old wreath.

Here's an easy way to make beautiful "fool-proof" bows for any wreath.
 I start with ribbon.  This is burlap ribbon from Micheals.
 Cut (2) two lengths equal to the width of the bow you desire.
Each length should be long enough to create a loop {as shown}
with cut ends meeting in the back, and laying over each other.
I make one slightly smaller than the other so they layer.
 Do a "pinch pleat" with each loop section.  
The cut ends are in the back.
 Tie with string to secure.
Layer these two tied bow loops. 
 Layout your tail length over these loops.
 Use the tail length to tie the two loops together.
 Make sure your knot is in the back 
and arrange so the tails and bow sections look pretty.
 Attach to your wreath with wire or string

Easy way to refresh an old wreath.

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Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
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Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chic


  1. Love it and so simple! I have burlap on my list of things to get at Walmart this weekend. I think I'll make me a bow!

  2. I'm gonna stock up on some more too! Thanks Debby!-aimee

  3. love the big bow, aimee:) tfs!

  4. What a pretty bow! Thanks for sharing how to make it!

  5. Love this, the bow is super cute and the tutorial is great! I always have the hardest time tying bows! Pinning this, and thanks for sharing at my link party!

  6. Love the burlap bow! Looks great! You are ready for Fall ♥

  7. Finally a tutorial that I can actually follow! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

  8. Great and easy to follow. I made a lovely bow for my wreath using your instructions.

    1. Thank you for your comment, I am so glad it worked for you!-aimee


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