Creating a Burlap Decoy: A Hunting DIY Project

If you’re looking to create an authentic and realistic decoy, consider making your own burlap decoy. This DIY project uses simple materials and techniques to create a decoy that works like a charm.

Here’s how to make one:

Materials Needed

  • Burlap fabric (available at most hardware stores)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Fabric glue or duct tape

  • Sticks or branches (optional for added stability)
  • Leaves or grass clippings (for texture and color)
  • Spray paint or acrylic paint (optional for customization)


  1. Cut the burlap fabric into a rough shape of your prey, including a head, ears, tail, and legs.
  2. Fold the edges of the head and legs inward to create a more realistic shape.
  3. Apply glue or tape to the backside of the burlap fabric, focusing on the areas that will touch the ground or water.
  4. Arrange sticks or branches to create a frame, if desired.
  5. Place leaves or grass clippings on the sticks or branches for texture and color.
  6. Customize your decoy with paint if desired.

  7. Allow the glue or tape to dry completely before moving your decoy into its final location.


I was amazed at how effective my burlap decoy turned out. It looked authentic and realistic, and I managed to lure some birds within shooting range.

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