When I saw this trio of buckets at Tuesday Morning for just $10 I snatched it up!  Then I had to figure out what to put in them!  I decided that jute would look great with the antiqued buckets, so I played around and came up with jute flowers (inspired by hydrangeas) with upholstery tack centers.

jute or burlap
upholstery tacks
floral foam or styrofoam
brown paper


Cut your jute ribbon into two inch squares.

Fold in half.


Fold in half again.


Hold the folded corner and trim the square into a petal shape.


When you open it you will have your jute flower!


Dab white paint randomly on the flowers.


Cut a styrofoam ball in half and cover it with masking paper (purchased at Home Depot).


Fill the bucket with floral styrofoam (purchased at the Dollar Tree).


Join two of the flowers with an upholstery tack, then push the tack into the styrofoam ball.  Repeat until the bouquet is full.
The beauty of using tacks is you can reposition the flowers as desired to achieve the fullness you prefer!


I just love it!  I hope you do, too!

Thank you for visiting my corner!  I’d love for you to follow via Facebook or  Google Friends to keep up with my latest projects!



  1. I was just thinking of ideas to fill an empty woven basket from our wedding decor, and this is just perfect! Especially since I also have endless amounts of burlap/jute leftover from the wedding. Can’t wait to make these this weekend!

  2. You are amazing with your projects!! Do you live near me b/c if so you should totally come over and help get the crafter out of me!! I need help! hah! Thanks for linking up with me!!

  3. This is so cute! How did you keep the jute from fraying once it was cut? It seems like a pretty loose weave and might come apart easy.

  4. This is the most adorable centerpiece! I am glad you found the newbie party and linked up. Please add my link or button to your post so that others knew you joined in. Thanks!~

  5. Becca,

    Thank you!  It actually stayed together really well.  When I was experimenting with different flowers I had to pull pretty firmly to get strings out to fray the jute.  I wonder if it was a it firmer because it was jute ribbon and not yards of fabric.

    Becca @ The Sassy Penguin has left a new comment on your post “Jute Flower Bouquet”:

    This is so cute! How did you keep the jute from fraying once it

  6. This is so cute Morena! Very creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  7. They look so lovely, such a great idea. Many thanks for your tutorial, nice and clear and easy to follow.

  8. love this idea I am going to try to change it a little make is more freeform just wire and seed beads to hold the flowers and tape them in clusters for my Daughters wedding. she loves Hydrangeas. when I get my supplies and get the sample made I will post you a pic. thanks for sharing this idea its just the inspiration that I needed.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.