What is it about itchy burlap that feels like fall? This time of the year, most Arts and Crafts stores are filled to the brim with Fall decor and a lot of it has some element of burlap. When I was out stocking up on some deals, I saw a gorgeous, gathered burlap garland that I knew would be perfect for Fallifying my Almost Farmhouse fireplace, until I saw the price tag! This is how I made my own DIY Burlap Garland and saved loads of money!
That had me running to the hills! The Burlap Garland was beautiful, but not that beautiful. It was when I turned the corner and saw piles of burlap ribbon that I knew I could figure out a way to make my own. Today I’m going to share how you can make your own DIY Burlap Garland with this quick and easy tutorial!
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DIY Burlap Garland
First, we need to knot the twine. I made a looped knot in my twine for the end so I have the option of hooking it to something if I want. Make sure the knot is large enough to cover the holes of your burlap. It can easily slip right through if the knot is small enough. Thread your yarn needle. You want your length of twine to be a bit more than the desired length of your garland. My garland was about 6 foot in length, so I cut my twine around 7 feet.
For my DIY Burlap Garland, I wanted to create a dense, gathered look, so I folded my burlap in half before feeding the twine through the burlap.
Next, you feed your needle through the burlap in a zig zag pattern, basically folding the fabric on top of itself. I piled a bunch of burlap folds on my needle and then pulled through. You want to gather your burlap as you go for uniformity. Simply pull the twine and scrunching down the ribbon.
Repeat the process until you reach your desired length. To finish off your burlap garland, copy the same knot you started with on the opposite end.
Easy Peasy!! I think the entire process took me less than 10 minutes.
*Tip* Don’t wear your black knit yoga pants like I did while doing this. Burlap shedding covered my legs!
My DIY Burlap Garland looks so pretty perched on my mantle!
This is such an easy way to Fallify your nest for less. Comment below if this inspires you to create your own! Here’s an image for y’all to pin if you want to save this for later: