Ok, it’s no secret that we are all fans of burlap… but burlap is evolving! You can now purchase it in so many different patterns and styles – which is awesome. Strolling my local JoAnn’s Fabrics, I was inspired by these gorgeous burlap prints to bring you a super simple way to make your own ring bearer pillows using only hot glue. Yep, that’s right – hot glue. It’s not my favorite adhesive by any means but when it comes to burlap, hot glue is like a miracle drug… so plug yours in, set it on low and let’s get started. FYI – you’ll be done in like a half an hour!

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...
How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

SUPPLIES:

  • fun burlap
  • ribbon
  • hot glue gun (that does low heat)
  • scissors
  • pillow batting (not pictured)
How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

You will need a piece of burlap cut to 9″ x 20″ for this exact project… but you can actually use any size that you want!

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Burlap folds and creases easily. Fold it in half and crease.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Next up, snip each edge at a diagonal and cut a tiny triangle out of each fold – this makes it easier to fold each side down to glue.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

First gluing step; fold, crease and glue each short 9″ edge. Add a fair amount of hot glue and press until it’s cool. Using the hot glue gun on low means you will not burn your fingers!

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Next up, the long sides. Fold, crease and glue!

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Now you should have all cut edges of your burlap “hemmed’ by hot glue.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Now glue each side touching the fold.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Press and hold until cool.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Crafters Tip

Burlap frays – plain and simple. If there are parts, pieces, or edges that are fraying – do your best to trim, hot glue and press together.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Now you should have the perfect pillow pocket. Fill and fluff with pillow batting or the like.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Now glue the final edge of the pillow closed.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Next up… adding a bow! Tie a bow and add a second piece of twine or ribbon within the bow – this will be how you tie the rings to the pillow.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Hot glue the bow to your burlap pillow.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Trim excess ribbon edges…

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Add the rings to the piece of twine. The secondary piece of twine or ribbon keeps the large bow intact and looking beautiful – while adding a place to tie the rings.

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...
How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

Aren’t they full of rustic charm!?! You’d never know they were hot glued!

How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...
How to easily make a burlap ring bearer pillow...

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // both patterns of burlap – gold circles and white polka dots (not online yet), Martha Stewart Crafts hot glue gun, and ribbon: JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores // hot glue gun mat: Plaid // nail polish: Essie – Ruffles & Feathers


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