When I first saw burlap wreath’s I wanted to buy one. I just think they are so pretty and go with so many seasons. But then I saw the price and thought…hmmmm I can probably make that myself. I will be the first to tell you that making wreaths is not my thing. It just hasn’t been something that I am very good at until now and that’s only because this burlap wreath is SUPER EASY!
I have already made two. The blue one is mine and the red one I made for my mom.
Not only is it easy but it’s much cheaper than buying it in the store. I bought all of my supplies from Michael’s and used a couple 40% off coupons. I always have my husband come so he could use one too. All together it costs about $30 to make a large burlap wreath. Not bad huh? I have had my burlap wreath hanging on my front door for a year now and it still looks good! To make your own burlap wreath you need the following things.
Here are the exact materials I used to make the burlap wreath for my mom...
Now let's get started...
Here are the different parts to the wreath form.
1.) To start take a piece of wire and slide it through the end of your burlap ribbon. Connect the wire and burlap to a crossbar.
2.) Time to make the poufs. To make the poufs pull about 6” worth of burlap from underneath the wreath form through each slot. Do this as many times as you want in each section. I always work left to right, top to bottom. I like my wreaths to be full so I always do this process top to bottom three times in each section making a total of 9 poufs in each section
Don’t worry about your poufs being perfect. It’s ok if the ribbon is twisted. It adds more texture to the wreath and you can always fluff it and shape it when you are done.
Sometimes I hold on to the burlap pieces that were just pulled through while I make my new pouf. It helps keep it in place.
At some point you will run out of ribbon. When this happens just secure the end of the burlap with a piece of wire to the wreath form like you did in step one. If it’s not at a crossbar that's ok. Just connect it to the wreath form wherever you are at. Then start again like you did in step one. Repeat these steps until you get to the end of your wreath. When you get to the end secure the burlap like you did in step one.
Somehow this wreath ended up being a little more full on the right side than the left. But no worries...this can happen. I was able to fluff it and you couldn't even tell.
3.) Accent ribbon: It is easy to add some color to your burlap wreath. Pick a ribbon of your choice. Lay the ribbon on top of the burlap. Secure the accent ribbon to the burlap every 4 inches or so. To secure the ribbon slide a piece of wire through the accent ribbon then through the burlap. Twist the wire around until it is fastened. Hide wire under the burlap ribbon. Repeat this until you get to the end of the accent ribbon.
There you have it! A beautiful burlap wreath. You can add a bow or decorate it how you’d like. For the longest time I left my wreath plain with no accent ribbon or decor and it looked just as good. My mom and I both bought our monograms from an Etsy store. This DIY burlap wreath is a great project for summer time!
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