Burlap garland.. How-to!

My husband wanted to put the TV on the mantle, but I thought it just made the mantle look so drab. In this post I will show you how to make garland burlap which took my mantle from blah to southern and homey!

Here are the materials you will need (found at Michael’s craft store):

  • Burlap ribbon 4-6 inches wide (Mine was around 4 inches wide). 30 yards total
  • String
  • Safety pin
Start by tying the string in a knot around the safety pin. Cut the string about 4 feet long. Tie the opposite end of the string in the bottom right corner of the burlap ribbon. Begin to weave the string through the burlap, in and out in a zig zag pattern up the ribbon. The wider the pattern the bigger the puckers, and visa versa.
About every 2 feet, tighten the string so that the ribbon bunches. Continue until you have reached the length desired for the garland. When finished, loop the string through the burlap ribbon and tie a knot.
And you are done! I draped mine across my mantle, but this would look awesome draped over a doorway, the back of your buffet or a table runner!
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34 Comments on “Burlap garland.. How-to!

  1. Sounds like you could easily use a darning needle instead of a safety pin. It seems that it would be easier.

  2. How long was your finished product using 30 yards.

    I just made it and used 30 feet by mistake and it took all of the 4 feet of string. I would not have had room for 30 yards.

  3. I bought some 6 inch wide burlap ribbon at a thrift shop and didn’t know what to do with it until now! Thank you!! I can’t wait to get started! πŸ™‚
    It looks awesome!!!

  4. I used a yarn needle and kite string. Love love love how it turned out. I made several garland strands and put it on our Christmas tree. Thank You your instructions were great.

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  6. Couldn’t find where you answered the question of finished length. How long was your garland when you finished? I have a specific length I need to make overall and was just trying to figure out how many yards to buy initially. Awesome idea and thanks for sharing.

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