burlap rosettes TUTORIAL

How To Make Burlap Flowers

Check out this great tutorial on How to Make Burlap Flowers! Super easy and they turn out so cute!

burlap flowers
I had several requests for how I made my burlap roses on my Christmas wreath. They are actually very similar to my felt flowers on my handbag, but with a slight twist….
how to make burlap flowers


  • burlap strips {for the red burlap roses, i think i used 1.5″x30″ strips of burlap for each rose. but for this tutorial, i will be using a 1.5″x15″ strip of burlap.}
  • hot glue gun
  • felt circle in coordinating color
  • scissors

*for best results, cut your burlap using this technique.

 fold your burlap strip in half on one side.

 roll the burlap several times to create the center of the burlap rose.

 after you’ve rolled it a couple times, start twisting the burlap away from the center to start creating the petals. *when you start twisting, don’t fold the burlap in half anymore. only fold the strip in half for the center of the flower.
in the picture above, i am just starting to twist the burlap instead of rolling.

burlap rosette

   sorry the nex couple pics are fuzzy. baby start crying and i was rushing.
keep twisting the burlap around and holding in place with your fingers. if you don’t like the shape it is creating, feel free to undo and restart. the burlap will hold up fine.

flowers made from burlap

I am done twisting and like the shape and size of my burlap rose.

Next, apply hot glue to the back of the burlap flower and apply the felt circle. make sure burlap is securely glued down. apply more glue in spots that need it and trim excess felt if needed.

Burlap Flower tutorial

So that’s how to make burlap flowers like the ones on my Christmas Wreath!

*If you want to make bigger burlap flowers, just add more length to your burlap strip.

happy crafting!


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  1. 1

    Absolute perfection!
    I love the look of the burlap on the flowers!!!

  2. 2

    Thank you thank you thank you! I haven't made it to the store for my burlap yet, but I'm planning to!

  3. 3
    Sew Loquacious Angela

    Very cool, and rustic, wreath! I really like how the burlap effects the look of the roses.

  4. 4
    Sew Loquacious Angela

    Very cool, and rustic, wreath! I really like how the burlap effects the look of the roses.

  5. 5

    Odlična ideja i prekrasan božićni vjenčić…jako mi se sviđa!
    Hvala za tutorijal o izradi cvijeta :)))

  6. 6

    Oh my this is darling. thanks

  7. 7
    sweet european dreams

    I've seen several burlap wreaths recently, but this one is my absolute favorite! LOVE this and thanks so much for including the tutorial. I featured it on my blog today as well! -diane

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  9. 9

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS! I made lots & gave you a ‘shout out’ on my blog;)

  10. 10

    I have this blog that shows all tutorials , I think is interesting. I linked yours and I would love if you come to visit my blog.

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  13. 11

    I’ve made these the same way using a pair of old linen pants, they look just as cute! Thank you for the tutorials and inspiration for my making! I adore your blog!!

    1. 11.1

      Thank you, Kell! I’m so glad you used my tutorial! I’m sure yours turned out adorable! Linen has such great texture. Thank you for reading my blog!! <3
      happy crafting,

  14. 12

    I’ve searched for the easiest but best looking burlap roses and you win the prize. I’m making them for them for my daughters wedding and I am very happy with them. Thank you so much!

  15. 13

    I could not find instructions for making the burlap wreath that you have with the burlap rosettes, if at all possible could you post directions to make the wreath it self Thank You Debbie

  16. 14

    i am looking for direction for making burlap flowers i made these in girl scouts in the early to mid 1970’s i rembember you take a piece of burlap and every so often you pull out some of the burlap strings or fibers then you fold them something like the tissue paper flowers if anyone knows the complete directions or where i can get a copy i would appreciate it thank you laura

  17. 15
    Ann Halsey

    So impressed!
    Want to be on your list!

  18. 16

    I’ve tried to make these for my wedding like fifteen times, and this was the first tutorial that helped me “get it.” Thank you so much! I am loving my wedding decorations so far!

  19. 17
    rosemary deren

    Hello, Is there anywhere I can get a book of directions with various flowers. I just can’t get it looking at the pictures you’re posting. Thanks for any help you can give. me. Thanks Rosemary

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  21. 18

    After viewing several different YouTube video tutorials on burlap roses, I this site. The way you explained how to make burlap flowers was easy. I am twisting, and turning, and shouting, “Hooray! I finally mastered the burlap rose.” Thank you for taking your time and sharing.

  22. 19
    mary hamilton

    So easy ! I made 20 in an hour !