Recently, I went to a wedding reception where these burlap flowers were part of the table decorations! They were gorgeous! I wanted to go home and make some. I looked and looked on Pinterest for a burlap rose tutorial and found several DIY burlap flowers, but none were as pretty as this one. I finally found one that I like. It is exactly what I was looking for. See the Tutorial on YouTube at the bottom of this post. I made these out of the light colored burlap, but they are nice in the tan color as well.
Before the flowers were cut out, I stiffened some burlap with Mod Podge. I dabbed it on with a sponge brush, not too heavy, and allowed them to dry on wax paper.
After they were completely dry, I cut out 3 flowers. (I made my own template like this one with 6 petals) You can make the template any size, but the 3 pieces for each flower need to be the same size. On the first flower piece, snip into the center and clip off the rounded part of one petal.
Glue it like this, using a glue gun. Set it aside.
On the second flower piece, snip into the center and completely remove one of the petals. (But don’t throw away the little piece that’s shaped like an “ice cream cone”, you’ll use it later…)
Now glue this second piece like this. Set it aside.
On the third flower piece, cut 2 petals out, and scallop those pedals like this ~ the piece should have 4 little scallops. Also, clip off the rounded part of the next petal. See the photo.
Glue the third piece like this.
Now roll up the little piece you made that has 4 scallops, and glue it. Next use the little “ice cream cone” shaped piece and cut it to make 2 scallops. Also, snip off the point. (It looks like a little “heart” without the point…you can see it in the background.)
Glue that to the side of the rolled up piece. This is the center of the rose.
These are the 4 pieces is you should have…
To assemble the flower, roll the pedals outward to give it some shape. Now, just fit the pieces together in order (like the photo above) and hot glue it as you go.
Done! Now make another…
Here is a full tutorial.
I prefer the Mod Podge with Matte Finish for this project!