Trying a few burlap ribbon ideas for your next arts and crafts project might just get you some amazing results. I’m not suggesting you go crazy with the red burlap ribbon for your gift wrapping next holiday season, but it’s great to switch things up with your art supplies every once in a while. A great way to do that is to try and pair some unique decorating techniques with a new and visually appealing material.
Colored burlap ribbon can look stunning in decorations because of its firm structure and its versatility. There are so many lovely craft projects that you can consider when using burlap, it’s almost impossible to decide what to try first, but we tried to narrow it down. Here are some of the most creative DIY burlap ribbon ideas that we found and that you can get started on for your next craft project.
1. Burlap and Lace Ribbon Curtain Tie
Not only is this burlap ribbon idea gorgeous, it’s quite easy to make as well. All you need is some wholesale burlap ribbon and some lace ribbon and you’re all set. Don’t forget your trusty sewing kit, of course! You can pin your curtains together and measure around them to approximate the length that burlap and lace ribbon strands will need to be. Make sure you cut these strands long enough so that you are able to tie them together at the back of the curtain.
Choose a colored burlap ribbon if you want to match the color scheme in your room and highlight the lace better. Cut equal length strands of both burlap and lace ribbon. Made sure that the burlap ribbon is wider than the lace ribbon so that it can work as the base of the curtain tie. Sew the lace ribbon onto the burlap ribbon as seen in the image. If your burlap ribbon doesn’t have a hem you’ll have to make one for it so that the ribbon doesn’t unravel. You can finish the curtain ties off with an applique that you like such as the decorative rose seen in the image.
2. Decorative Burlap Ribbon Wreath
This burlap ribbon wreath idea might seem complicated to recreate but it’s actually pretty easy if you have the right supplies. It won’t be too time-consuming either, and the end result is obviously worth the effort. The first thing you are going to need for this burlap ribbon idea will be a wire ribbon wreath frame, which you can find in most arts and crafts or decoration supply stores.
Next, you will need burlap ribbon and 6 pieces of twine or string pipe cleaners that you will need to cut into 6-inch pieces. The first thing you will have to do will be to unroll some of your burlap ribbon and place the roll so that you can easily pull more ribbon from it. Fold the end of your burlap ribbon in half and use one of the 6-inch pieces of twine or string pipe cleaner to tie the burlap to the wreath frame wire. Make sure to loop the burlap ribbon around the wreath frame first, then tie the twine over it into a loop to secure it in place.
Now you can start sliding the burlap ribbon onto the wire frame. Make sure that it stays folded as you keep sliding it in between the frame wires. Push a burlap ribbon loop into each of the frame spaces and use your fingers to hold each loop you create tightly into place. Keep creating rows of burlap ribbon loops across the length of the wire ribbon wreath frame. Once you reach the end of a wreath section, use a piece of twine or a pipe cleaner to tie the burlap ribbon to the frame tightly to keep it in place.
You can simply twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to make sure that your ribbon stays tied to the wire. Do this for each of the four sections of the wreath frame. You can cut off the ends of the twine or pipe cleaner pieces and arrange the loops so that they look equal. You can decorate the wreath with appliques or even with a burlap ribbon bow if you want a more intricate design.
3. Burlap Ribbon Decorative Garland
This burlap ribbon decorative garland idea works for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving or any other party occasion. Not only is it easy to make, you can store the garland away and use it again for the next holiday season. All you will need for this craft idea will be a wide burlap ribbon, a sewing kit or a glue gun, twine, glitter and craft paints or a second fabric that you can apply to the burlap pieces.
Decide how big you want your garland to be and cut equal pieces of burlap ribbon. Cut these pieces into garland shapes as seen in the image and make sure they are identical. Decorate each burlap ribbon piece with craft paints, appliques, and glitter. If you want to recreate the design in the image, use a second fabric to create the hearts and attach them to the garland. You can either use a hot glue gun to attach the heart appliques or you can sow them onto the burlap ribbon.
If you use craft paints, glitter, and hot glue, make sure you let the decorations set on the garland before you continue to work with the burlap ribbon pieces. After you’ve created the design you want on the burlap ribbons and let it set, you can start to attach each piece to the twine string. Fold the end of the ribbon over the twine and sew the end to the back of the burlap ribbon or simply use a hot glue gun to attach the end of the ribbon directly onto the twine. Make sure that you cut the piece of twine long enough to allow you to tie the burlap ribbon garland up after you finish.