A Burlap Rose card is perfect for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s is coming and I love making my own cards and gifts to give to family and friends. We celebrate our love for each other every day – so we don’t go too over the top, but it is always fun to get a little something extra with a sweet note and some treats. This year, I made Burlap Rose Valentine’s Cards and I love how they turned out.
I want to share them with you as well a step-by-step tutorial so you can easily make your own. These are even great for your teen and tween daughters/sons to make to give to their friends! My 7-year-old even made one without too much help.
How to make your own Burlap Rose Valentine’s card
First of all, you will need a roll of burlap – you can choose brown or other colors you can find at the dollar stores, Walmart, Target, Hobby Lobby, Joannes, Michaels, etc. Depending on what size of rose you want to make, you will want to choose your burlap size accordingly. For smaller cards, you will want to pick a 2-inch roll, and for larger cards, you will want a 4-inch roll. You will also need craft wire (pref. 12 or 18 gauge), mini hot glue gun and sticks, cardstock, and whatever you would like to decorate the card with.
To start off, you will want to cut a piece of burlap to the length of 10-12 inches long. You will also need a piece of wire about 6 inches for a card that is 8 1/2″ tall or about 3 inches for a 4 and 1/4″ cards. You can get a roll for less than $3 at Lowes or Home Depot, and small colored ones at the dollar stores.
Creating the Burlap Rose
Create a little hook at the top of the wire, and secure it to the burlap on the middle of the right side, I also put a dab of hot glue there to keep it in place. Take the top right corner of the burlap and fold it over and down, creating a half fold as pictured above
Then roll the burlap and wire in a full fold from right to left. This will be the center of the rose. Once you have this part done, hold it up with the center of the rose in your right hand, and take the burlap and make small twist (almost like you are folding it over in half)- folding and spinning. It takes some practice. Once you have it how you want it, use the hot glue to secure it and tie a ribbon or curling ribbon around it.
Putting the Burlap Rose card together
We are not going to attach the rose to the card but slip it through a small slit in the card so it can be removed and used as a decoration without the card. I also glued a small heart decoration to the front of the card. The kids are very excited to give these to their teachers for Valentine’s Day!
Have you made these before? What is your favorite color to use?