How to make flowers bend and shape with burlap

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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:

Use wire for bendable flowers with burlap.

make 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:

  • Burlap
  • Stem wire (or floral wire) gauze size #22 or #24. You can use colored wire!
  • Floral tape
  • Mod modge (I used German white glue in the tutorial)

burlap make flower

Step by step instructions:

Prepare burlap fabric

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!

floral wire leaves

Prepare wire petals and leaves

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.

But first wrap the gauze wire with floral tape.

Check out the tutorial for making petals with how to make basic nylon flower?.

make flowers burlapNow use mod podge or white glue to firmly press the petals on the burlap.

burlap flowers bendable

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.

burlap flowers

Just like this dab of glue waiting to get dry. Let me share a few finished projects using these flowers.

burlap flowers handmadeHere’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.

make flowers burlap art

Here’s another sneak peek.

diy flower burlap tutorial

And a fuller view of the burlap wall decor.

make flowers with wire handmadeUse the flowers to decorate vases and more. Here some paint is brushed onto the petals.

handmade burlap wire flowers

So what do you think? Do you like this tutorial for wire flowers? Keep your thoughts coming! And don’t forget to share it!

You will also like:

Easy nylon flower

Fabric burlap flower

Ribbon flower tutorial

Looking for more great ideas?

Check out tutorials in the category BURLAP.
Are you on pinterest?
You will also enjoy the Handmade flowers and DIY wall art Boards.
These are updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.

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  1. seun says:

    Waoh!!! Am “waohed” by this, its soooo so luvly; I can’t wait to make mine.

  2. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today!!

  3. These flowers are simply gorgeous1 They are more like art than craft!

    hugs x

  4. Allyson says:

    I love these!! I have a burlap wreath on my door right now that could be spruced up with these fun flowers! I would love for you to come by and link this or another project/recipe at my brand new link party!! Hope to see you!

  5. Snezana-Nena says:

    I like this flowers, Like all I sow on your blog.
    Congratulations for your crafts.

  6. Gail says:

    Your burlap flowers are gorgeous! And I love how they look on your cousin’s mirror. Will that be featured in the near future? Can’t wait to see how that’s done. I am now following you so I won’t miss any more!

  7. Fabulous idea! I pinned it and want to try it sometime.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  8. Hi Hani, These flowers are spectacular! I would love to feature them on my Blog with a link back to your site for the tutorial – would that be ok? I think my readers would love them – they are so beautiful!

  9. Allyson says:

    My readers loved your project! Thanks for linking up last week, I will be featuring your project tomorrow! Please stop by and share some more!! Thanks!!

  10. Hani..these are incredible and gorgeous! Love how you can modify the shape and they look so expensive! Wonderful technique. Thank you for sharing at Monday Funday. Sharing today on our FB page! Have a wonderful day. Bonnie 🙂

  11. Megan says:

    So beautiful, Hani! 🙂

  12. Little Bit says:

    very cute… I’m going to have to try this. I’m pinning.

  13. Elena says:

    This is just gorgeous! I absolutely love it! You are so creative!

  14. I LOVE fabric flowers and even better yet burlap flowers! Thanks so much for sharing at the Humble Brag!!!

  15. bethany says:

    Wow! that is a brilliant idea! And your flowers turned out gorgeous!

  16. Elisa says:

    merci pour ce tuto! gros bisous de France

  17. sultana says:

    Burlap flowers r superb

  18. mangalagowri says:


  19. Brenda Pitts says:

    Thank you! I can’t wait to try this. You made it so easy.

  20. Barb says:

    I love these flowers & am attempting to make them. However I’m having a problem getting the stem wire to stay adhered to the stiffened burlap. I have used Mod Podge & white craft glue with 20 gauge stem wire. Any suggestions?

    1. Hani Shabbir says:

      I have three suggestions for you:
      1. The gauge wire you are using is very thick. I suggest you use gauge size #22 or #24.
      2. Wrap the gauge wire with floral tape.
      3. Take a generous amount of glue and press it firmly into the burlap cloth. Also put weight on top while it dries. (as shown in the pictures)
      I hope this helps!
      p.s: I just added the wire gauge size to the post also.

  21. Size of the flower and how much wire you used would help.

    1. Hani Shabbir says:

      I don’t remember the quantity of wire used to make the entire project, but the size of each petal/ leaf is 2-3 inches long. Hope this helps!

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