Wednesday, December 9, 2015

DIY Burlap Bow

I had these two wreaths that hung in my kitchen windows over the buffet that I was procrastinating in putting up.  I felt like they needed a little something, but I didn't know what.  So they sat on my kitchen island for over a week.

This afternoon I was on a mission to clear off the counter tops, so it was decision time.

My first step was to give Tessa a teething biscuit to occupy her.  

I was in Target last week (you know, for a change, right?) and I snagged this burlap ribbon from the Dollar Spot.  

Six feet for a dollar?  I'll take three, thankyouverymuch.

I busted out my bow making skills from my cheerleading days and made two rustic burlap and twine bows for the wreaths.

First, I cut a section of the ribbon.  I used a 30 inch length, but you can do whatever size makes your heart happy.  

I folded one side over, maybe 10- 12 inches.

Then I folded the other side over about 10-12 inches.  Again, you can adjust if you want a bigger or smaller bow.  

I picked up my folded ribbon where it crossed over and pinched it shut.  You can start to see it taking the shape of a bow now

I still have twine laying around from this post, so I cut an 18 inch length to use for my middle.  I wrapped it around twice at first, so I could adjust as needed.  

 Once I was happy with the placement, I wrapped it around more times

I tied it in the back, leaving some extra twine to tie it onto the wreath.


It took me less than 15 minutes to create two bows  Super easy!

...and then I remembered I gave the baby a biscuit and now I had to clean up that holy mess.  

She is smiling because she knows I am about to find the soggy chunk of biscuit that fell on her lap.  Surprise Mom!

Always & forever,

1 comment:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Very cute - I just made all the bows for our wreaths outside and they were similar. But I actually think yours may have been better - a little simpler.