Frugal Burlap Garland

I love making Christmas decorations! There is something so satisfying about seeing something in the store or online, then making it for a fraction of what it would have cost to buy it. Bonus, when I make it myself, no one else in the world has the same one as me! I love having a one of a kind pieces in my house! To be honest, they don’t always turn out how I wanted. But sometimes they turn out just the same or maybe even better. That’s how this craft worked out!

Burlap Garland Side

This burlap garland literally took just a few minutes to make and only a couple dollars. You know me; if a craft is elegant, easy, and cheap you can count me in! So if you are looking for something to add to your holiday décor this year but maybe short on time, this is perfect for you.

Are you ready to see how easy this is? Here ya go:

Materials Needed:

Burlap ribbon (I only used about 15 feet but if you want one longer use more accordingly)


Thread or string

Step 1: Feed thread through the fabric at the very beginning of the ribbon and tie it on.

Burlap Garland Tied 

Step 2: Start making very long stiches down the middle of ribbon. My stiches were about 3-4 inches long. I chose to make my garland more irregular shape by making my stiches in a zig-zag. This gave it a more curvy shape. If you decide you want your garland to be straighter then simply make your stiches in a straight line down the middle of the ribbon.

 Burlap Garland Stich

Step 3: While holding the end of your thread gently pull the ribbon away from the needle creating the gathering at the opposite end. You can choose to make the gathering more compressed or looser. I think I kinda went somewhere in-between. Just play around with it until you think it looks good.

Burlap Garland gather 

Step 4: Continue doing stitching and gathering until it is the desired length you are looking for. Then cut the ribbon and tie of the thread. Super cute! 

I decided to use my garland on our entry table and added a few pinecones that I painted with my daughter. I am also going to be adding to my table an adorable paper mache reindeer I found on Black Friday at Joann’s for only $2! My plan is to cover it in gold glitter. But that tutorial is for another day.


Burlap Garland Featured

Anyways, back to the garland. I got distracted by glitter. Now you made your super fabulous and frugal burlap garland! Where are you going to use yours? Christmas tree, table centerpiece, entryway, or over a door perhaps? Let me know what you decide, I’m excited to hear!

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