Printed Burlap Ribbon

Printed Burlap Ribbon


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If there were an entry in the  Guinness Book of World Records for world’s easiest Christmas craft….

….this printed burlap ribbon would be in the running.


You could almost make it and brownies at the same time.

But the brilliance of it….the simplicity and versatility and possibilities of it….

….are endless.

So if you’ve ever seen a project like this….or this….or even this….and you’ve felt overwhelmed and then you left me a comment telling me that you just weren’t into making crafts….no worries…..

….because this is the craft for you. 🙂


How Make Printed Burlap Ribbon


burlap ribbon


(total aside:  only two supplies….see how easy it is so far)


Step 1:  Print out what you want to say

This is probably the hardest part of the craft.

No worries.  Here’s a few suggestions:

a Christmas carol

words to Twas the Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas in different languages

words to the 12 Days of Christmas

Then select your favorite font and print out from your computer.  Here’s a fun selection of hand-written fonts you can use.  I used High Tower for this project.


Step 2:  Choose your sharpie

That’s how easy this craft is.  One of the steps is choosing a marker.

Pick the color you want your words to be.


Step 3:  Place the words under your burlap ribbon and trace

The burlap is see-through….so it’s easy to see the letters underneath.  Just center letters and trace.  You might want to go over the letters a few times to make them bold enough to see.


That’s it.

10 minutes and two craft supplies and three steps later….you’re done.

And now you’re thinking….okay….the ribbon’s done….now what do I do with it.

And that….my wonderful, incredible, Guinness World Record crafter….is the best part.  Because simply put….

….the possibilities are endless.

You could tie it onto the back of a chair.

Or wrap it around a wreath.

Or decorate a mantel.

Or add it to a pumpkin….oh wait….wrong holiday.

Or hang a wreath from the ceiling.

And on….and on….and on.

You’re welcome. 🙂

Merry Christmas.


Need a little more Christmas inspiration?  

Be sure to check out these inspiring projects from the 12 Days team.

And tomorrow we’re having a fun recipe linky party!

Bring your recipes and link them up. 🙂



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  1. Oh Karianne, I bow to you in gratitude and respect!! I went back on the “here”, “here”, and “here” and you’ve inspired me!! I love the burlap ribbons because they are so darn cute and easy. But you’ve given me some ideas for The Mr. He is in charge of the (ahem) manly tools and he can help with projects. I’ve been looking for some things for him to now that snow is covering the ground and there is nothing to do outside. You see he has been tailing (helping) me in the kitchen. Bless his heart. So please keep up with the tool inspired projects. 🙂

  2. I’m making this today, I’m printing Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. KariAnne, thank you for another craft the grandkids will take delight producing at grandma’s house. As always, You Rock!

  4. Well you never cease to amaze me sweet thang. That is adorable. And you’re right…I do think I could do that. Thanks for the idea. Merry Christmas.

  5. Holy cow you make it so sound simple….you keep giving me all these wonderful inspirations and I won’t finish wrapping presents…LOL I’m addicted now.

    But it is a great addiction 🙂

  6. Karianne, this is a fabulous idea. Something even I would do …
    TTFN ~

  7. can’t wait to do this! Great Craft and super directions. You’ve done it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Genius. The end.

  9. So fun, and I believe it is within my skill range. hahaha

    Thanks for your visit and kind words. You made my day. I hope you will visit to see more. You know how I struggle with these kind of posts, but I am plugging on with more to continue into next week.

  10. Okay that is seriously such a great and easy project, and I wouldn’t have thought to see if burlap was see-through. This is right up my alley, thank you for sharing!!

  11. All of your non-crafty, wannabe crafty friends are bowing to you right now. You know that, right? Bless you . . . and thank you for giving me an excuse to make a Hobby Lobby run . . . 😉

  12. Brilliant!!!

  13. Mind Blown! Mind blown! Seriously. I was wondering how the writing would look so pretty being handwritten then poof magic!

  14. Splendid idea! Even I could do this one, KariAnne!
    I’ve recently shared a post about the premiere issue of Cottage Christmas 2013. It’s so exciting to see a friend featured in a national magazine. Hoffman media is a leader in the publishing world. What a well deserved honor to be featured!
    Holiday hugs ~ Sarah

  15. And I bought burlap ribbon already printed and yours looks so much prettier…love it Kari…and I love those buttons on that ribbon!!…thanks for another wonderful idea!

  16. You mean I could have done this and made all those brownies for the kids Christmas gift making party at church?

    Now, that would have been Epic.

  17. I was looking at the burlap aisle at Joann’s Fabrics last month trying to think of what I could make with some. And I got a idea, but I never went through with it b/c it didn’t seem “finished”….and now I think….this is what it could have to make it a complete project. Brilliant and so simple! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Hey wait a minute you may have something there…”recycling” white pumpkins with burlap Christmas ribbon may just rock! 🙂

  19. I have decorated my apartment as best I can because I had to have a shoulder prosthesis.
    If I win I will be able to make some decorations for Christmas next year or to make a wreath or decoration
    to use all the time.

  20. Yup, probably the easiest I’ve ever seen! How simple and perfect for the Holidays is this? I’ve stencilled snowflakes on burlap ribbon before, but this is even easier, I’m sure.
    Debbie 🙂

  21. Love this idea! Thank you!

  22. You so crack me up with the way you write, I love it. This is so cute just wish I had tome to do it this year and put it on my tree but it’s Sunday and Hobby Lobby is closed…..sigh

  23. I love the scripted burlap ribbon idea. So easy and really cute! I just love your blog. Thanks for sharing this.

  24. I work for a company where we sell printed ribbon for craft projects, wedding adornments and so on – but I have never come across an idea as creative as this one! Whilst it’s not something that we could offer, it is certainly something I have bookmarked for future reference!