How to Make a Burlap Flower with Glitter {Video Tutorial}

Glitter Glitter… Bo Blitter… Banana Fanna Fo Flitter… Me My Mo Mitter… Gliiittter!!! Who doesn’t love glitter for the holidays!? If you come to my house for Christmas, you are bound to take some glitter home with you. Either on your hands from all my Christmas wrapping paper, or perhaps in your teeth from the stuffing… kidding… totally kidding! But if you manage to make it out of my house glitter un-touched… I may have to give you a hug and rub a little glitter off, because no holiday is complete without a little sparkle!!

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Today I will show you how to add a little sparkle to your holiday décor using Glitter Mod Podge! Did you know there was such a thing?? I know, right?!? Bring on the glitter! {tossing a handful in the air!} The hubs loves cleaning up my messes!!

How to Make a Burlap Flower {Step-by-Step Video Tutorial} #burlap #tutorial

Remember this picture I shared on Facebook a few weeks ago? My sister-in-law found this burlap flower at the craft store. I wasn’t a fan of the bright red, but was instantly inspired to create one of my own!

Craft Store Burlap Flower Ornament

I asked you, my friends, how to make the burlap stiff and hold its shape and boy, was I blown away by your ideas!! Many of you suggested Mod Podge… and by golly, it worked!!

Mod Podge Burlap Flowers with Glitter

I cut out a bunch of burlap petals and covered them on both sides with my Mod Podge glitter. Once they were dry, I added extra glitter to the edges.

How to Make a Glitter Burlap Flower

Then, I attached them to my flower base. Now, I wanted to use my sparkly flower as a Christmas ornament for the tree, so I used some vintage Christmas ornaments I had on hand as my base. You could also use a clothespin. Or if you don’t want to clip it to your tree, you could just hot glue a twine loop on the back and hang it that way, as well!

How to Make a Sparkly Burlap Flower

After all of my petals were attached, I added some glittery leaves and berries to give my flower just the right touch of sparkle!

How to Make a Burlap Flower Ornament

And that was it!!

Glitter Burlap Flower {Step-by-Step Video Tutorial}

Don’t think you quite got it??? That’s why I put together this step-by-step video tutorial just for you, friend!!


I hope you enjoyed the video and are off to sparkle-fy your home for the holidays!! Here’s a sneak peak at my ornament on the tree!! You just can’t have enough glitter this time of year!

DIY Burlap Flower Ornament with Glitter

For more fun glitter projects… follow Plaid Crafts on Facebook, visit their Blog, or sign up for their Crafty Newsletter!

And for more burlap fun here at Vintage News Junkie check out:

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Handmade Burlap Napkin Rings with Sparkly Pinecones by Vintage News Junkie

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Simple Burlap Wreath Tutorial

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  1. 1

    These are so pretty! Well done, and thank you for sharing!

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    Great tutorial! I love the combo of burlap and glitter – perfect!

  3. 7

    Great tutorial! Love the glitter!
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    How cool is this?! You know I love you and your video fab self…and that intro was just TOO MUCH FUN! I’m head-bopping over here with you, girl. (Ha ha, I love that you acknowledged that the headphones weren’t plugged in either.)

    And I said this over on YouTube, but I just love the combination of two of my favorite crafty things: burlap and glitter. Also, it solves the fraying problem, all the while making it pliable! Pure genius, I’ll tell you. Thanks for taking the time to film this; I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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    I absolutely love your video tutorial! I really haven’t tried making burlap flowers yet, so your tips are very much appreciated!
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    I think the one you created looks better than the store version!
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    I was wondering how many petals you used to make your flowers? And, do you think this would work with regular mod podge if I don’t want the sparkle?



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      Hey Christi… thanks for stopping by!! I’ll be honest. I just eyeballed my flower and didnt really count out how many petals I used. I think it’s about 6 large ones and 4 small ones in the front. But it will really depend on how big you are making your flower… and what you are attaching it to. There is really no right or wrong way to do it!! The more petals… the more full it will be. So I’d start with maybe 10 or so… and then you can always make more if you need them!! I hope that helps!!

      Oh!! And about the Mod Podge… yes! Regular Mod Podge would work exactly the same!!

      I can’t wait to see your flowers… will you send me a pic on Facebook??? I’d love to share them!!
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    Oh love this and the video is wonderful!
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  9. 19

    So pretty! Great tutorial, Candace :)
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  10. 21

    These are so pretty!!
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    You have, in a very short time, become my favorite blogger! You are such a regular person, and you dont show me stuff I can buy for the low low price of $2,000, it’s real stuff that real people can do! Plus your sense of humor cracks me up. I was singing along at the beginning of your post!

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      Oh, Mary! Thank you! You, my dear, in a very short time, have become my favorite commenters! Ha ha! This has to be one of the sweetest comments I have ever gotten on my blog and means more to me than you will ever know! I would like to say that I try to do inexpensive projects to appeal to the masses, but the truth is… it’s what our budget allows for! It’s what we, as a family, do to make our house feel like home! And I am so happy to inspire you and others along the way!

      As for that sense of humor, I am just a goofball! I like to say it rubbed off when I married my husband! He’s quite the silly one himself! We have fun together and laughter goes a long way when you are having a not-so-sparkly day!

      Here’s to a new friendship, Mary! And lots of silly songs, budget friendly projects, oh… and glitter… lots of glitter! Thank you so much for brightening my day! :)
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    Nancy McCall says:

    I do not understand how to use a clothes pin as the base. I do love the idea and plan to make one. . . . Or at least give it a try. But the base has me stumped!

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      Hi Nancy! I’m so excited that you are going to give this flower a try! If I were going to attach it to a clothespin, here’s how I would do it. I would start with a round piece of cardboard or something similiar as a base. Build your flower on that, hot gluing it in place. Then when you have your flower built on the cardboard… then glue the piece of cardboard to the clothespin. Then you can clip the ornament right onto the tree!! I hope that helps!!

      I would LOVE to see your flower once you make it… maybe you could email me a picture or share it on Facebook!! I love seeing all of you lovely ladies creations!! Thanks for stopping by!! Hope to see you soon! :)

  13. 29

    I love the cool vintage bases where can I find them?

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    Celia Albert says:

    Candace, I somehow just ran across your blog for the first time, and I’m so glad I did! I was in Michael’s just last week and admired a floral arrangement made up and they had used burlap glittered flowers that looked just like these. I like to work with silk flowerers some but also loved the look of these. I looked around and couldn’t find any. I did get some other large, beautiful white glittery flowers to put on my tree or in a vase. I never seem to get out of there without getting something! Thank you for sharing this – now I can make my own!!

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      Yay, Celia!! I’m so glad you found me!! Sounds like you found quite the creation at Michaels! I love all of their projects! It’s great to browse for ideas and then see how I can recreate it, myself!! I’m glad I shared this project when I did… I’d love to see the flowers you whip up! I’m sure they will be beautiful!! Maybe you could shoot me an email or share them on Facebook! I love seeing what all of you lovely ladies create!! I learn so much from all of you, as well!! Well, off to do more crafting!! I love this time of year!! :)
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  15. 33

    LOVE these. I am going to make some and attach them to presents. Thanks for the great tutorial video.

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    Lynn DeGrave says:

    Love the burlap flower going to try to make these LOVE THEM !!

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    Betty Bogart says:

    I really like this and can’t wait to make one!

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    No video only audio.

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    JoAnn Masterjohn says:

    I love your idea of the burlap poinsettia. I want to try doing this as well as mix a few red print cotton along with it. I don’t know if it will look as good but I think I’ll give it a try.
    I love your ideas and hope to see more

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    How can I put this on Pinetrest so I will have for future use