How to Make a Burlap Pouch with Sunflowers & Ribbon
The leaves are almost ready to make their big jump – from the comfort of the trees to the warm grass. I can just smell fall right around the corner, can’t you? In preparation for the season of fall with its hayrides, pumpkin patches, and Halloween thrills, I wanted to make a burlap pouch with sunflowers and ribbon. I picked up the burlap pouch from a local general store for only $1. Then came the decorating! If you can’t find a burlap pouch, use this handy video and some burlap fabric to make your own pouch.
Because it’s a celebration to fall, I thought it would be fun to use this burlap pouch as a hat bag where the kids could randomly pick out different “must-do” events for fall. So not only is this an adorable burlap pouch, but it’s also a fun activity that will get you even more ecstatic about fall (if that’s even possible).
Materials to Make a Burlap Pouch
- Sunflower decoration
- 1-1/2″ Polka Dot Ribbon
- 1/4″ Orange Ribbon
- 1 Burlap Pouch
- Glue Gun
Directions on How to Make a Burlap Pouch
- Drape your polka dot ribbon over the burlap ribbon. Once you have the ribbon perfectly in the middle, start gluing three dots on each side. One at the right side, one at the left side, and one in the middle. Glue as much as possible in the middle, since the orange ribbon will be used to hide the glue spots.
- Drape your orange ribbon over the polka dot ribbon. Get the ribbon perfectly in the middle before gluing down. Once you are ready, perform the same task as when you glued on the polka dot ribbon. Three dots – one on each side, and one in the middle. Hold firmly until glue dries.
- To best apply your sunflower. You’ll want to pick the front of the burlap pouch. Once that is decided, make a hole that goes through the ribbon and the burlap pouch. You’re going to place the 1/2″ stem on the back of the sunflower through the hole and glue on the inside. Be careful to not cut through both sides of the burlap pouch. Add more glue as needed to keep sunflower in place.
- You’re finished with the pouch!
- To make this DIY craft a kid’s activity, you’ll want to invest the kids’ help in cutting out leaves in different cardstock colors (fall colors would be best).
- Then have the kids write down different things they love to do in fall or that they’ve never done in fall.
- Next weekend, treat the kid with the highest report card by letting them pick out the first fall event your family is going to do!
- Here’s a list of fun fall activities, if your kids are having a hard time coming up with fall-tastic ideas:
- Go to a pumpkin patch
- Collect branches outside
- Run around a sunflower field
- Take a hayride
- Ride the train at the pumpkin patch
- Visit a petting zoo
- Shop for scarfs
- Make crafts for fall
- Throw leaves in the air
- Pile leaves up and then jump in them
- Visit the East Coast
- Make apple cider
- Go through a Haunted House
- Stay at a Haunted Hotel
- Tell ghost stories
- Build a campfire
- Watch a scary movie