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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. Image for Marisa Marisa

    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. Image for Sylvia Marie Sylvia Marie

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

  3. Image for Sandy Sandy

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

  4. Image for Jan Jan

    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. Image for Christine Christine

    Holy cow you make it so sound 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. Image for Beverly Beverly

    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.

  7. Image for Lisa Lisa

    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!!

  8. Image for Regina Regina

    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 . . . ;)

  9. Image for Sarah Sarah

    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! Congratulations!!!! Holiday hugs ~ Sarah

  10. Image for Gwen Gwen

    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.

  11. Image for Trina @ Trina @

    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!

  12. Image for Lori Lori

    Hey wait a minute you may have something there..."recycling" white pumpkins with burlap Christmas ribbon may just rock! :)

  13. Image for StephanieH StephanieH

    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.

  14. Image for Debbie Debbie

    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 :)

  15. Image for Debbie Debbie

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

  16. Image for Don Fowles Don Fowles

    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!

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