Burlap Rose Tutorial


Step by step instructions for these cute burlap roses! Such a fun DIY project. copy

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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.

burlap mod podge

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.

Flower 1

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.

Flower 2

Glue it like this, using a glue gun.  Set it aside.

Flower 3

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…)

Flower 4

Now glue this second piece like this.  Set it aside.

Flower 5

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.

Flower 6

Glue the third piece like this.

Flower 7

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.)

Flower 8

Glue that to the side of the rolled up piece.  This is the center of the rose.

Flower components

These are the 4 pieces is you should have…

finished flower

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!

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  1. Nicki says

    I thought maybe I could skip the mod podge…DEFINITELY a no no. Lol. It was so ugly and frayed. So I went back and did it the way you said to do it and they turned out beautiful! Guess maybe I should just follow directions! Haha. Lesson learned.

    • Ali says

      Don’t worry, I am a HUGE “skim-reader” when it comes to directions. Sometime it fails, and sometimes you end up liking it even better!

  2. says

    Hi, I’m also coming from pinterest. Your rose is just gorgeous! Thank oyu for sharing such a detailed tutorial!!!! I must do such a rose immediately 🙂

    • Becky says

      Je suis tellement heureuse que vous aimez ces derniers. Elles sont amusantes à faire! (Je peux remercier Google Translate pour m’aider à écrire ça!) I’m so happy you like these. They are fun to make! (I can thank Google translate for helping me write this!)

  3. tamiko says

    love your step by step. Especially the part that explains how to make the center of the rose! I have seen so many videos, that neglect to show this part and although I kinda figured it out.. I never thought to scallop the smaller bits.. to make them look like even smaller petals! I appreciate this!

    • Becky says

      You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by on our blog. Visit us again for more fun tutorials, recipes and how-to’s!

  4. Sandra says

    These are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!! If I wanted to wire these or attach them to dowels, would the process be the same but just with a hole in the center? Thanks in advance! Xox ❤

  5. Valerie says

    Thank you so much for this. They came out perfect and I even made a few using pink lace. My country chic wedding is going to look fantastic thanks to you. Makes me want to redo all of my centerpieces but I better stick to finishing everything before I try that.

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    when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a commdnt is added I receive for emails with the exact same comment.
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    • Ali says

      We are working on finding a solution. Is there a place in the e-mail notifications that says unsubscribe at the bottom? Thanks for your patience, let us know if there is and if it solves the problem. Thanks again for reading!

  7. Rose says

    I have made the beautiful Roses now I would like to make them in to a bouquet for my niece wedding and I do not know how to make the bouquet. Can You please help me. I love it the help.

  8. Margaret Loots says

    Thank you! I’m making some of these to decorate the monogrammed hangers for my daghter’s bridesmaids!

  9. Megs says

    Fantastic tutorial, and easy to follow instuctions. I made these for at my wedding and am so impressed with them. I did change mine slightly. I added two layers of the second layer (the one with four petals) for a fuller look.


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