How to Make a DIY Burlap Bow in Five Minutes

You can make a beautiful DIY burlap bow in just five minutes with this super simple tutorial. Create several to add to your home decor, add them to wreaths, even make a bunch to add to your holiday tree using red burlap.

easy burlap bow shown on pillow

If you are a regular visitor here, you know I LOVE to make bows. There are so many fun uses for them. I hope you enjoy them as well. Today I’m sharing a five minute DIY burlap bow perfect for fall, or all year long.

Burlap is a material that I love to craft with for several reasons:

  • It’s inexpensive.
  • It comes in many different colors.
  • It’s easily available in craft stores, home stores, or online.


Here are just a few of the burlap crafts I have made:

Take a Look at Other DIY Bows I’ve Shared:

Now, let’s get to this super quick tutorial…

Supplies Needed for DIY Burlap Bow

All the supplies needed can be found HERE in my Amazon Shop!

diy burlap bow supplies

How to Make a DIY Burlap Bow

Start by measuring out the desired length of the burlap, leaving room for the tails. Mine is approximately 24 inches of 10” bolt of scrap burlap. You can always cut it down to size at any point in the project…it’s just pretty hard to uncut it so start longer than you’ll think you’ll need.

layering burlap for diy bow
Double over the burlap material by pinching it in the center. This is what gives it that secret elegant look of a traditional pretty burlap bow we so love.
While keeping the center intact, carefully gather and pinch to form the desired size of one side of the bow.


folding burlap for diy bow
Repeat the same process on the opposite side flipping over as you go to make any adjustments needed.

making diy burlap bow

Now, just secure it in the center with twine. I typically secure my bows with zip ties however twine is the perfect match for this material and goes back to giving it the perfect finishing touch.

tying twine to burlap bow

Add a Pretty Embellishment  

Next up, it’s time to really make this DIY bow stand out by adding a pretty embellishment. I love to use rhinestones for a little bit of sparkle and bling. You can pin it or glue it as needed.

securing rhinestone embellishment to burlap bow

Trim ends as desired. I like to use a slanted cut, or dog ear.

Decorate with Your DIY Burlap Bow

See how easy that was? This is definitely the type of bow that you can use in so many different ways. I just love it!

completed burlap bow done in five minutes

  Here are just a few ways you can decorate with your burlap bow:

  • Attach it to a wreath. You can find burlap in so many different colors. Make a red one to add to a Christmas wreath, or an orange one for Halloween.
  • Place one on each end of a mantel garland.
  • Pin one to a pretty pillow for a decorative touch. Place one on top of a few old books, or next to a burlap canvas with drop cloth art.

burlap bow shown on pillow

How would you use this burlap bow in your home decor?  Let me know if you make your own by leaving a comment below and share pictures.

burlap bow on pillow on chair


If you want to see the exact step-by-step process, be sure to check out this video tutorial below over on my YouTube Channel! 


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Five Minute DIY Burlap Bow

Pick up some burlap in your color of choice and make a pretty burlap bow to use in your home decor.


  • Fabric Scissors


  • Burlap
  •  Twine
  • Rhinestone Embellishment


  • Measure out desired length of the burlap leaving room for tails.
  • Double over the burlap material in the center.
  • Gather and form one side of the bow.
  • Pinch it in the middle and repeat on the opposite side.
  • Secure with twine.
  • Add embellishment.
  • Trim ends as desired.

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