It’s been a while since I last shared a tutorial at Craftionary
Today, I am going to share a technique to make burlap flowers Make flowers with burlap that can bend and shape
You will need burlap, mod modge (or German white glue) and stem wire to complete this project
Let’s get started:
Make bendable flowers with burlap
Burlap flowers are a great way to decorate at home They can become a part of any color scheme
These handmade flowers are easy to add to any project
The bending and shaping ability makes them look natural
Make flowers with burlap
You will need:
Stem wire (or floral wire) You can use colored wire for more fun!
Mod modge (I used German white glue in the tutorial)
It will be best to work on a marble surface or a plastic table cover
With the help of a paint brush apply mod podge on the burlap It will be preferable to use a big paint brush It will quickly cover the entire piece
Let it dry!
You can also use starch on burlap
The purpose of this step is to make burlap stiff
(If you are using German white glue Add 1/2 cup water to 1 cup of glue to make the paste )
It has similar qualities to mod podge just thicker and cheaper to work with!
While you wait for the burlap to dry
Use that time into making petals (in leaf-like shape) You can bend them into any shape you like
Check out the ring method to making petals HERE
Now use mod podge or white glue to firmly press the petals on the burlap
Place books or something heavy on the top Let it dry!
After 4 to 5 hours see if it’s all completely dry Now simply cut the burlap around the petals
You now have petals to make wonderful flowers
Use them to decorate your projects
Make sure you have a tiny stem to each petal You will need that stem to stick to any base
Just like this dab of glue waiting to get dry
Let me share a few finished projects using these flowers
Here’s a big mirror decorated with bendable burlap flowers This huge wall art was made by my cousin
She used jute to on the side of the mirror And used burlap flowers to decorate it
Beads were used to make the buds of the flowers
Here’s another sneak peek
And a fuller view of the burlap wall decor
Use the flowers to decorate vases and more
Here some paint is brushed onto the petals
So what do you think? Do you like this tutorial to make burlap flowers?
Keep your thoughts coming!
And don’t forget to share it! : )
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