Jute / Burlap Rose Tutorial

Jute Flower Key Holder
           Hi friends sharing an altered wooden Keyholder featuring handmade Jute/ Burlap/Hessian Roses.
Burlap Rose Tutorial
    The Key-holder is in the shape of a house and I used loads of pearls and roses with a touch of glitter here and there!
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          The top has a Spellbinders border die as a background to which I added the roses and glittery flowers and tiny leaves[ using Memory Box Spring Border on glitter foam ]
Burlap Roses
Couldn't resist adding a tiny rabbit peeking from behind the burlap rose!
Pearl Mat roofing
The roof has a pearl mat and the picture does not do justice to capture the sheer beauty of it!
Resin Embellishment
The front door has cream resin scrolls with paper roses and a sweet hanging Christmas tree!
Clay Butterfly
The gorgeous handmade clay butterfly was sent to me all the way from Canada by my friend Pamelia !
Jute Roses
          I added bits of glitter here and there to my project since just the pink and white alone looked a bit dull!
Chipboard Peacock
            The peacock is a chipboard embellishment I heat embossed in "sparkling snow" WOW embossing powder and dressed up with shimmering colored pearls[ again part of my win from Pamelia...I am constantly amazed at the generosity of crafters!]
Glitter Foam Craft
          In front of my gate is a magical glittery border of silver leaves and flowers dotted with tiny sparkling rhinestones [ which were part of a nail art sticker set!]
Chipboard Birdhouse
         One wall of the house has a bird house [ again heat embossed with sparkling snow] on a PoppyStamps swirly curl border  die cut [ I just love this die I had won long back from Poppystamps and keep on using it in so many projects]
Clay Bird
        And of course a bird house needs a bird doesnt it! [Again a handmade gift from Pamelia]
Jute Rose
Another handmade jute rose with a different style of jute leaf
MDF Keyholder
And this is the key-holder before I dressed it all up!
Jute Roses
The other wall of the keyholder has a beautiful resin angel and more jute roses
Resin Angel
        All the bits of glittering silver leaves and tiny flowers popping up at different places were cut using the Memory Box Spring Border  die.
Jute Roses
The white winged heart beside my burlap rose was made using white glue sticks and a silicon mold.
Now coming to  the Jute Rose tutorial
Materials Required
  • Laminated Jute sheets- you need to use the laminated ones like I did in an earlier Jute flower tutorial otherwise your roses would be frayed !
  • Scissors or a BigZ cutting die if you have a die cutting machine [ thin dies wont cut the thick jute]
  • Glue Gun - I have found that the glue gun is the fast and best adhesive for Jute.Other glues are simply messy and will test your patience!

 Burlap Rose Tutorial
         Now I am sharing a photo of my favorite Paper cutter which is a guillotine cutter by Deli. I have had so many crafters mail me and even call me up regarding guidance on the "best" paper cutter.
Deli Cutter in action
         You can follow this link to my detailed post on Paper Cutting Tools ...just reiterating my love for the "guillotine" here as this baby can cut a variety of thick materials like jute sheets in no time! I bet no "trimmer" can do that! And dont be scared by the name "guillotine" though the blade is sharp there is a safety latch which allows you to safely store this cutter! And lastly .....No, I am not associated with "Deli" or any stores which might be selling this brand of guillotine paper cutter !
Jute Squares
I cut up an A 4 size jute sheet into 2 x 2 inch squares just to make my die cutting quicker! If you are going to be hand-cutting your flowers you dont have to do this!
Die cutting with Big Shot
         I used a design in the  hugely popular Tim Holtz Sizzix BigZ Tattered Florals die to make the roses in this project. You can actually adapt it to any other design!
Jute Flowers
         You need to cut only need 2 flowers to make one Burlap Rose and believe me I made all the Jute Roses in this project using a single A 4 sheet of Jute...isnt that crazily economic!
Burlap Rose tutorial 
           The above picture shows how I cut tear drop petals from the leftover part of my die cut flower.
           Yeah not only do I like to really stretch my craft supplies  [though jute is not very expensive ]but the corners of those squares really help one to cut "teardrop" petal shapes!
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
           To make a rose you need 3 tear drop petals in addition to the 2 whole flowers
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
Use your scissors to cut between 2 petals to reach the center of one flower as shown above
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
From the other flower cut out a petal
Jute Rose center tutorial 
Apply a dot of hot glue to the broad part of this petal and roll the tip to wards it as shown above to form the center of your rose.
Stick the 3 petals you had cut earlier around this center [ sorry no pic of this step but you can see how it looks  in a later photo.
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
Apply hot glue to a petal adjacent to the slit on the flower you had cut earlier and stick the adjacent petal over it
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
On the 2nd flower too ,apply glue to the petal adjoining the cut out area and stick the adjoining petal over it .
You will get 2 cup shaped flowers with 5 and 4 petals respectively
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
Apply a bit of hot glue to the larger flower and stick the smaller one inside it.
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
Stick the central bud inside using hot glue and your rose is done....Easy wasn't it ?
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
        For those of you who dislike using the hot glue gun because of the inevitable burning while crafting ...the best part of this tutorial is that since jute is such a thick material even clumsy , "in a hurry" crafters like me can avoid burnt fingers!
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
Well now I have to show you the actual Key Holder part !
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
        Inside the Keyholder , I added a couple of funky elements like a silver cloud [ with more pearls!] , a glass butterfly , a metal butterfly charm, paper roses and more jute roses.
 Burlap Rose Tutorial
         In keeping with the upcoming festive season, I added a hanging silver ornament! And in the center you can see my favorite PoppyStamps swirly curl border die cut too!
Glitter Foam Ornament
I hope you liked my Jute Rose tutorial and all the pearls and little tidbits I added to this Shabby Chic project!
Altered Key holder
Supplies :Embossing Powder : WOW Sparkling Snow
Dies : Memory Box Spring Border   , Memory Box  Cloud , PoppyStamps swirly curl border , Spellbinders Gilded Gate ,Spellbinders Curved Borders 2  , Cheery Lynn butterfly, Sizzix BigZ Tattered Florals , Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 1, Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 3, Provocraft Leaf Die
Key-holder, Laminated Jute sheets, Rhinestone- Pearl Border stickers , Pearl Stickpin ,Peacock Chipboard Embellishments,Resin Embellishments,White Glue sticks used to make winged heart embellishment,Glitter Foam,Pollen,  Big Shot- Itsy Bitsy 
Bird House Chipboard Embellishments, Paper Roses, Pearl Mat ,Metal Charms, Flat back Heart Pearls -  Raja Market, Bangalore
Deli Guillotine Paper Cutter- Staples Bangalore [now closed]
Colored Pearls, Clay Bird and Clay Butterfly- from Pamelia
Edited : This project was Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Challenge Glossy theme

It was also chosen as Top 3 at the Scrap and Craft Inspiration Shabby Chic Challenge


  1. Wow! Amazing!!!! I love this!
    Thank you for the tutorial!



  2. Super pretty! Thank you so much for the jute flower tutorial, I loved reading it! ^__^ *HUGS*

  3. Very beautiful work the mixture of textures in perfect harmony.

  4. This is stunning!!! Love love all the details and fabulous roses! TFS

  5. Wow, I don't have enough words to describe this!! It's absolutely stunning, Sonia!! All of the details you added are so gorgeous!! I love the peacock and the pretty flowers - fabulous tutorial, too!! This is absolutely phenomenal!! Wow!! I could just stare at it all day!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Oh! my goodness this is just GORGEOUS, what detail you always put into your work Sonia, who would think something so simple could become so beautiful.

  7. This is wow.. so pretty & lovely! the burlap flowers are looking awesome!

  8. A wonderful altered shabby chic project. Love all the amazing details you've incorporated and those very pretty hand made flowers. Stunning end result. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck in the draw. Hugs Suzi x

  9. Stunning Sonia..love the colours and all the embellies and those jute roses are just beautiful..gorgeous make.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. WOW!! Such a gorgeous creation!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  11. Hi Sonia! Oh wow and double wow! I am so blown away once again by this absolutely beautiful make. You do know that you totally have fascinated us in the Playground - beautiful, beautiful work my friend! I also love that you share how you actually make the pieces, so generous and helpful.

    What more can I say? Whew!!!


    Di xx

  12. Super awesome soniaji

  13. Wonderful creation, I love the roses you made.

  14. This is so lovely my friend!



  15. Fantastic project and beautiful roses!! Thank you for the tutorial, stunning work!!

  16. Gorgeous creation. Very pretty and what an eye catcher! Love all the details.

  17. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Love every part of it!! The die cuts are gorgeous!! The clay butterfly is stunning!!! Oh and the roses are awesome!!! Looks like you had a great time making it!! Absolutely worth every second you spent!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Unstampabelles.

  18. Incredible bee-utiful decorating of the creation. There are quite a variety of pretty emebellishments.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  19. WOW Sonia this is absolutely wonderful if I were to recieve a gift like this I would be over the moon this stunning I love how you have embellished it well done.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  20. wow, this is amazing. totally beautiful.

  21. Everyone has said all the thing I wanted to say already! A truly beautiful, time consuming to make and look at project. Stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles for our current challenge.

  22. This is soooooooooo beautiful!!! LOVING the peacock and flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. So many gorgeous details in this beautiful creation! Photo after photo featured yet another lovely little item that added something special to the overall project. We're so glad you joined us at Let's Craft & Create.

  24. Wow..what a stunning project...loved all the details...thank you for the jute rose tutorial...love n hugs

  25. Stunning Doc, I can image how this looks in real life, super stunning. Love your gorgeous creations you always come up with.xx
     { aNNie}

  26. Hello. Thank you for this beautiful tutorial.

  27. How fabulous! I love the jute roses and the idea to use a glue gun is great. Love that your resins and pink roses are dressed up with shimmery silver dies and lots of pearls. I always enjoy your picture tutorials.

  28. What a beautiful box! I love the colors, layering and awesome design!! Love the idea!!! great job:)

  29. What an extraordinarily beautiful transformation from a plain key box to a gorgeous work of art! The peacock alone is stunning and I love all the pearls you added, it is quite opulent and totally gorgeous! Anne xx

  30. Holy cow Sonia, I could stare at this for hours and hours and still see something new every time!! There are just so many gorgeous details to admire, pearls and flowers and birds and bling! WOWZERS!! Of course that wonderful little butterfly grabbed my attention (tee hee), thanks for the mention. Love the tutorial for the burlap flowers, think I will be giving that one a try, they look amazing! A stunning project Sonia, you really blew my mind today! hugs :)

  31. What a beautiful creation! I love your gorgeous burlap roses! Thank for the tutorial!

  32. I don't think there has ever been a more beautiful key holder. Some many wonderful details on this. I love those tiny roses. Thanks for sharing some of your secrets. :)

  33. This is so incredibly gorgeous I don't even know which element to comment on first, outstanding, and gorgeous. Hugs, Lori m

  34. Wow! That's gorgeous! I love colours and all details here!
    Burlap roses are so beauriful. Thank you fro the hint how you made them!
    Many warm greetings!

  35. There is just so much detail on this creation Dr. Sonia. I want to stare at it for a while to see all the wonderful things you added. Very lovely! Great tutorial too, as usual. NancyD

  36. WOW!!! This is AMAZING! The details are just incredible! I love the pretty flowers and thanks so much for the tutorial! Really, I love everything about this project!
    Sherrie K

  37. Lovely altered key chain holder Sonia. Is that coloured burlap now available in India? At Itsy Bitsy?
    Love the roses you made.

    1. Yes Leanne the burlap sheets are available in Itsy Bitsy in many beautiful colors and they are perfect for crafting since one side is laminated

    2. Thanks I just remembered I'd asked you a question on this post & came back searching for your answer. Is there any other way of knowing when you reply?

    3. Hehe Leanne...already answered you on 11th!!

  38. Wow! There are NO words for this masterpiece! This is inspiring beyond belief... the entire scene is breathtakingly beautiful and I'm so appreciative of every sweet detail. Gorgeous work! And thank you for another crystal clear tutorial. :o) You are amazing!

    Hugs and blessings,

  39. Incredible project, Sonia! Love all handmade burlap flowers and the gorgeous pearl panels and details! Beautiful! Hugs, de

  40. WOW!! This is Stunning Sonia. Great tutorial..Loz

  41. It turned out so pretty! LOVE the sweet colours! And the intricate details.:)

  42. Wow..You have rocked Shabby chic style on this one..So beautiful with soft n pretty colors and pearls to add to the Beauty !

  43. Sonia, this is so stunning my friend!! I love all of the wonderful dimension and detail that you put into your designs and this is no exception!! I thank you for your wonderful tutorial and post!! Be sure to stop by my blog today for a chance to win a Whimsy Stamps card kit of your choice!
    Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  44. WOW!!!!!!! I'm speachless!!!! Such a change of this key holder! Gorgous, fabulous, sweet, rich and creative work!!! Love all the wonderful details! This project is just stunning! Your burlap roses are amazing!

  45. What a beautiful creation Sonia. It must have taken a lot of work!

  46. Amazing creation with incredible amount of stunning details! The white peacock looks so very elegant!

  47. This is stunning. Love it's antique appearance.

  48. Only one word for this piece. STUNNING!!! Great attention to details and what a awesome tutorial.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  49. Beautiful. You are so clever :)

  50. This is magnificent! So much work! Those roses are stunning and you have just turned that plain box into a masterpiece. LOVE it! Hugs!

  51. AMAZING Key Holder after you decorated
    it looks white many embelishment and if you sell in the shop it has much more prize than the one without decoration
    I LOOOOVE your Rose tutorial
    will try this
    many thanks for showing all step by step and all you put on the key Holder
    great job Doc

  52. Wow...key holder looks so so so beautiful Sonia...loved it so much...

  53. Beautiful card! Wow! I love the terrific color and all those pretty details! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!
    Take Care!

  54. Live the texture of the jute roses.

  55. Stunning project. I love the jute roses and the peacock looks beautiful. Good luck!
    Katrina (Crafty Calendar Challenge) x

  56. What is not to love?! Absolutely stunning, love it, and now must find some pink jute! Karen x

  57. Very Gorgeous box. I love all the beautiful embellishments. And I really liked the jute rose tutorial very nice. Love your stuff always. :D

  58. wowowow, your Altered Key holder is so sweet and elegant, i like a lotttttttttt, beau ti ful !!!!! :)

  59. Amazing project, love the way you have decorated this keyring holder box, beautiful embellishments and peacock.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
    Pam x

  60. Your roses are so pretty!!! Congratulations on your SSS win!! Well deserved!

  61. Utterly stunning. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 107, Hazel, DT x

  62. Oh my... you have such vision. This is a MASTERPIECE!!!! Thanks so much for joining our Glitter Challenge at Outside the Box. hugs, :)

  63. WOW!! This is SPECTACULAR!! Thanks for joining us again at Power Poppy!!!

  64. Gosh this is stunning! THANK YOU for all the close ups so I could see all the different dies you used, and get a better look - the bitty charms, pearls and flowers are eye candy! You always amaze me with your gorgeous designs!

  65. wow! wow ! wow! It's AMAZING !! gorgeous, thank you for joining to S&C chellange

  66. Beautiful, so elegant! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create! Good luck!
    Catherine DT

  67. This is OTT gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Unstampabelles!
    Jen Leeflang


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