Wednesday, August 21, 2013

How to Make Burlap Ribbon the Cheap and Easy Way!

This post is sponsored by my favorite online source for all things Burlap, They are so awesome to work with and have a great variety of products on their site! I hope you will check them out. As always, this project is my own creation and all opinions are my own.

I am so excited to be participating in the All Things Burlap Party with all of these lovely ladies! 

I love to make burlap ribbon. There are so many fun uses for it, especially during the upcoming holidays! It is so quick, easy, and inexpensive to make too... which is always nice! I used my 40% off coupon at the fabric store for regular natural colored burlap and I only paid $2.40 a yard which equals out to being only 17 cents a yard for 3" burlap ribbon!!!  {It is also super inexpensive and convenient to order online through and then it is delivered to your door!} And, in case you are wondering, you can get 14 yards of ribbon per single yard of burlap! Not bad! 

In the pictures below, I have already done these steps on one side of my ribbon, but you will do it on both sides to get a nice straight edge. {So basically, follow these steps to straighten your first edge out, and then use these steps to straighten your other edge as well... sorry, my pictures didn't turn out for that first side, but I think you will get the idea with these next pictures. If not, see my post here which explains a little better how to straighten out your edges}

After you have straightened out one side of your burlap, measure the width you wish your ribbon to be and snip a little cut in the end seam. 

Pull out one of the threads from the entire length of the piece of burlap {Note: the length of your burlap will be the length of your ribbon, so keep that in mind when you are making your purchase}

The missing thread line will serve as guide to cut your burlap to get that nice and perfect edge. 

Once you have cut your ribbon, pull one or two more threads off of each end. 

And you are finished! Quick, cheap, and easy!!

The possibilities for crafting with these ribbons are really endless!!

If you don't want to make your own ribbon, you can also purchase pre-made burlap ribbon through here

One of my favorite things to do with burlap ribbon is to wrap presents with it because it adds so much richness and texture. I will definitely be doing some of these this Christmas. 

Thanks for reading!  


Be sure to check out the other ladies' wonderful burlap posts! I don't know about you, but I love burlap this time of the year! There will also be a link party on Friday for you to link up all of your burlap projects! So, I hope you will come back and link up!

Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia was up before me in our little blog hop and look at her adorable gift wrapping with burlap! 

And here is Debbie's from Debbiedoos that she will be posting tomorrow morning! 


If you enjoyed this Burlap post, you might also enjoy these:

How to Wash and Cut Burlap

Burlap Table Runner Tutorial


20 North Ora said...

Kristen - I do that with burlap also. It is so quick and so much cheaper. Great tutorial.


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Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

So Very Cute and a Fantastic idea. :) I didn't realize the girls were logged in with their SCK site. LOL!! So I re-logged in and commented again :)
Happy Burlap Partying!!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great idea! I've got a boat-load of burlap, I must try this!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh how NIFTY THRIFTY!!! Thanks so much for sharing...I have already pinned it:)


Tanya Runkle said...

What a wonderful idea, so pretty and perfect to have on hand for all things burlap!

xo, Tanya

Carrie said...

This is a wonderful idea... takes a little more time, but worth it if you are doing a lot of burlap projects. Looking forward to the burlap linky party!!!

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Great idea, I love using burlap at Christmas. I also Love your vintage spools... So cool!

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

Darling, Kristen! What a fun idea. I've pinned to my Beautiful Burlap Pinterest Board.
~ Megin of VMG206

Bronwyn said...

Thrifty and pretty - my favourite combination!

Tru Leigh said...

You don't use fraycheck to keep it from unraveling.

Shannon Fox said...

THIS is so cute.
I had to pin it twice ;)
Double love!!

Mary Beth said...

This is so pretty, Kristen, and what a great idea! Love it.

Sonny said...

wow! Great idea!! By the way, which is the cheapest way to get a lot of burlap, do you know? Would I have to get it from where JoAnn's gets it? Need it for a large gardening project.

Heather SettingforFour said...

Love this idea! So great to have spools of this on hand for the upcoming holidays! Your pretty wrapped present is adorable too! Pinned!

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Maggie said...

Great idea. Thanks.

Tracy said...

Where, O' Where did you find the wooden spools?? i love those!
new to your blog, and lovin it !

Teresa said...

Brilliant tutorials, just found you on Pinterest and became a follower.
Can't wait to try these ideas with my burlap.
Thank you. Teresa x

patti said...

I am going to do this. love this idea

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Love it! I am pinning :)

Lisa said...

I just adore your wrapped package, and the burlap ribbon is inspired! But, where did you find the red and white ribbon? It's the cutest stuff I've seen!

Julie Hing-Pacheco said...

Yes, the whole idea is wonderful. where did you find the red and white ribbon? How wide is it?

Julie Hing-Pacheco said...

Yes, the whole idea is wonderful. where did you find the red and white ribbon? How wide is it?

CraftyHourMom said...

Great idea to make yardage into ribbon! Nice. I love the wooden spools you've wrapped it on too! A couple of them look like bobbins from a spinning wheel - do you spin, or did you just buy them somewhere? LOVE!

Barbara Jean said...

thanks for info.
LOVE your spools.....

be blessed

PS found you via pinterest...maybe FB first.

ToodleRue said...

Do you wash the burlap before cutting it for the ribbon? Or does that make it too soft?

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