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Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower

All out of fresh fabric craft ideas? Make a Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower from Tiffany Windsor using a classic Aleene technique! This no-sew project uses glue, burlap and other easy-to-find materials that can be purchased at your local craft store.

Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower


  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue Tacky Pack
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard squeegee
  • 18 gauge stem wire – green
  • Large button with shank
  • Florist tape – green


  1. For full-size flower, cut a piece of burlap 6″ x 18″. For small flower or bud, cut burlap to 6″ x 5″. Apply Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue along both long edges of burlap.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  2. Use a cardboard squeegee (or your fingers) to spread the glue smoothly along the edges. Let dry completely until glue is clear.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  3. Starting in the center, pull out one long burlap thread. Continue pulling out threads one by one.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  4. When all the center threads are pulled out up to the glue line, your burlap piece should look like this.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  5. Apply Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue along one edge.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  6. Spread glue smooth with fingers (or squeegee).

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  7. Fold in half to match glued edges. Press edges together until glue holds and set aside for next step.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  8. To prepare flower center, fold wire approximately 2″ from end and loop into button shank.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  9. Wrap florist wire around wire and cover entire stem.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  10. Apply Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue along straight edge of burlap.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  11. Press edge of burlap onto stem just below button and begin to roll wire.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  12. Roll burlap around and around wire keeping loops from catching in glue and keeping edge of burlap straight. Be sure to wrap tightly!

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  13. Apply an extra dab of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to end of burlap and press to secure.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  14. Slightly lift button center and apply Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to bottom of button.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower
  15. Pull snugly into center of flower and arrange burlap fringe. Let glue dry completely. When creating a burlap flower bud, loop the wire but do not use a button for the center. Assemble the flower following the same steps outlined.

    Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out Vintage Burlap Fringed Flower.


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Thank you for such a complete and easy to follow tutorial! Burlap is very trendy especially for crabby chic or French decor and this flower would look fab on a vintage mirror frame or as a garland on a fireplace mantle using several of these either in a row or bunched up in a cluster. You could even tinge the ends with some fabric pens to add a blush of color to these blooms, perhaps to tie in your drape color. Also,lovely as wearable art!

What a different idea for decorating with burlap. It can be very country but it can also have a modern appeal depending on how you use it. I will admit, this DIY has extensive directions that would normally scare me away. But because of the fact that there are step by step pictures, it makes it seem doable to the uninitiated like me!

So cute. Your tutorial is so good. Easy to follow the instructions. I cannot wait to try it out in different color burlap to make so many flowers to use in hair bows, brooches and even for scrapbooks( for my daughter).How can you adjust the sizes to get a bigger or smaller flower?Anyone used for a wedding yet? I think it would be nice to use on album or guest registry. The burlap is used in weddings a lot. Thanks.

http// == achelorette-decor/ I made this flower for a sash, it was great! Thanks for sharing! See link for my final product... I linked back to your tutorial

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