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 Christmas Tree in Five Minutes {Easy Tutorial} #12DaysofTrees

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

    • Oh, thank you Teresa! I am happy to share… I hope to inspire you!! 🙂

      • Not only do you INSPIRE, you are just too darn cute, the way you introduce your crafts! Had to sign up for your newsletter. Just looking at all your projects makes me smile! Thank you!

        • Oh, Nita, you are so sweet!! I’m so glad you find my goofy little videos entertaining! Ha ha!! And I just couldn’t pass up that Glitter Glitter Bo Blitter song!! Catchy, huh?! I’m so honored that you signed up for the newsletter and I hope you’ll be back soon to chat!! Nice to meet you, friend!! 🙂

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

  3. Great tutorial! Love the glitter!

  4. 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!

    • Oh, the video was a blast to make, Lauren!! It was the hubs idea to jam out with the headphones unplugged! Ha ha!! We are such fleebs!! I am glad you enjoy watching them!

      I can’t take credit for the Mod Podge idea to stop fraying… I owe that to my dear reader friends! They are so smart! I put a call out on Facebook and they came to the rescue!! It was quite the genius idea, indeed! 🙂

  5. I absolutely love your video tutorial! I really haven’t tried making burlap flowers yet, so your tips are very much appreciated!

    • Oh, I am so excited that you found the video helpful Nat & Holly!! But I must say with all of your creative genius, I can not believe that you have never tried your hand at a burlap flower!! You are so creative!! I just LOVE your blog and am so honored that you stopped by!! I sure hope you’ll be back soon! 🙂

  6. I think the one you created looks better than the store version!

  7. 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?



    • 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!!

  8. Oh love this and the video is wonderful!

  9. So pretty! Great tutorial, Candace 🙂

  10. These are so pretty!!

  11. 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!

    • 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! 🙂

      • Somehow I got caught up in reading your blog comments, and this little exchange between you and Mary warms my heart! You are one of a kind, Candace, and I love that others appreciate you and your down-to-earth, goofball self like I do!

        • You are too kind, Lauren! Miss Mary warmed my heart as well! It never ceases to amaze me, the kindness that lives in this blog world in which we live! I am honored to have met so many wonderful women, including yourself. I am blessed to have found a home in something I love! 🙂

  12. 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!

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

    • Hi Jalene! I’m so glad you like the vintage ornaments I used! They are quite the treasure! I found mine at a yard sale. I got a big bag for a dollar!! But unfortunately, because they are vintage, you may have to hunt to find some! Maybe Etsy or Ebay may have some! I wish you luck in finding some for your collection!! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. 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!!

    • 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!! 🙂

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

    • Oh, good idea, Victoria!!! How pretty will that be?!? I may have to follow your lead on that one!! Have you finished them yet?? I’d love to see a picture!! That would go great with all of the Christmas decor I have this year… burlap and glitter!!! That’s my theme!! Ha ha!!

  16. Lynn DeGrave says:

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

    • Awesome, Lynn!! I’m so glad you found me and are going to give these flowers a try!! They are so much fun to make and the payout isn’t half bad!! Ha ha!! I put mine on our tree a couple days ago and love it!! I really should make about a dozen more!! I think it’s be beautiful to cover the tree with them!! You’ll have to share a picture when you get your made… I’d love to see them!!!

  17. Betty Bogart says:

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

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  19. 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

    • Oh, JoAnn, I think that sounds beautiful with the red mixed in! You’ll have to let me know how that works out and if the Mod Podge gives it the same pliable feel as the burlap. We could make all kinds of flowers!! I thinking if the cotton works, we could make spring flowers in all colors using the same method!! That’s be so pretty!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the idea!

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

    • Hi Mary Ann! If you hover your mouse over any image on the blog, you will see a button pop up that ways Pin it. You can click there and select the board you would like to pin it to. I hope that helps!! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂