Merry Christmas Ribbon on Burlap

This Merry Christmas ribbon on burlap couldn’t be easier and yet it packs a huge punch in my Christmas decorating.

Burlap Merry Christmas Ribbon | Burlap and Denim


  • Easy Gardener 4″ Burlap Strip in a roll ($20, available in the fall)
  • Toll Craft Paint
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Small Foam Roller
  • Paper Plate
  • Tape
  • Stencil (2 sheets photo paper)
  • Xacto Knife
I was giddy when I saw a giant roll of burlap at my local Home Depot (item 3108).  It was 4″ wide and 300′ long!  They had it out for fall wrapping of shrubs and trees, but I had big plans for that burlap, after all my website is called Burlap & Denim.  I had seen beautiful ribbons with Christmas text on it but none that was this large and definatly not this inexpensive!  I whipped up a stencil by picking a font, typing Merry Christmas, and printing it off on the backside of two 8 1/2 X 11 sheets of bulk photo paper I had on hand.  The photo paper was thick and sturdy and ended up working perfect for a reusable stencil.  I cut it out with an Xacto knife.  Time to start stenciling.

Merry Christmas Burlap

I rolled out blue plastic wrap and taped it on my island to protect it.  Then I rolled out the burlap and laid the stencil on top.  I only taped the two ends but held the stencil down as I rolled the dark gold paint over the stencil.  Gently lift the stencil and place down in a new spot.  Repeat over and over and over again.  Don’t worry, you get really fast after a few Merry Christmases.  Oh, and clean up is breeze, just wrap up the wrap and it’s a wrap (OK, I’m over doing it a bit)! Merry Christmas Burlap

As the paint dried, I hung the ribbon from the island to the cook top and back and forth.  Once it was dry, I rolled it up while I decided what do use it for.  My Very Merry Christmas Tablescape was the perfect place to try it out.

Stenciled Merry Christmas Ribbon

Tucked into my Christmas mantle.

Christmas Mantle

I have used it in just about every part of my Christmas decor this year.  Look for it in my up coming  Christmas Open House.

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  • I think this is a fantastic look! Great job!

  • Wow! I love your “ribbon” Great job stenciling, I’ll have to check out our local garden center! Thanks for sharing, I’m now a follower!

  • Great job !! Looks beautiful. This is a definate project for next year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • My Good Lord in Heaven, that is a great idea! I had no clue that burlap came this way, now I’ll have to keep my eyes open. Such a simple project with a big impact. And 300 feet? Wow.

  • Burlap rocks! I do a ton of stuff with it. And I love how you incorporated it into the mantle, which came out great!

    Michaels has burlap in small rolls (4″ or 6″ wide, I don’t remember) and the edges are finished for around $10. I keep meaning to pick some up but I haven’t yet. Maybe this weekend! :)

    jamie @

    • Awesome Jamie, thanks for the tip!

  • I love it! I was so excited until I read it was available in the Fall. Hmmm. Wonder if the big orange box has any left???

  • where did you find that ribbon? love it!

    • Home Depot, silly! In the fall garden section.

      • Sorry, I really did read your post :) I saw that you said Home Depot. I asked there about 2 weeks ago – before Thanksgiving and they looked at me like I was crazy. I even walked the garden center looking. I did find burlap folded up in the tree/ground cover section but no burlap rolls. Wonder if I caught it too late – November too late for fall stuff? I will check at another Home Depot. If not, I am going to make a big reminder to start checking in August next year for it! :)

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