I’ve been searching the hashtag #wreath on Instagram (I’m @landeelu if you’d like to follow!) lately. It’s a beautiful hashtag to scroll through if you ever want to take a look. So many pretty wreaths are posted every day. What I noticed was that, like, 70% of the wreaths people were making and posting were these pretty burlap wreaths that they all claimed were very easy to make and that looked awesome! I decided that I needed to learn how to make a burlap wreath and now I am sharing it with you! I found a fantastic tutorial on Craftaholics Anonymous that gave me the basic direction and I took it from there.
Here is what you’ll need:
Floral wire wreath form (I used a 16″ size), burlap ribbon (the plain was 30 feet and the polka dot was 15 feet), pipe cleaners, accent ribbon. (not pictured: a couple feet of lace burlap ribbon for my accent bow)
To get started, secure the ends of your ribbons to the wire form. I used the two different burlap to add some interest. This made it a little more involved but still very easy!
You then pull up a few inches of burlap ribbon through one of the spaces between the wire, making a loop. Do this again through another space between the wire forms. I would occassionally twist the burlap ribbon before going up through another space to change the direction of my loop. For my wreath I would do 3-5 loops of the plain burlap ribbon and then I would pull some of the polka dot burlap up to form a loop.
Then continue on! Pulling up loops, twisting occassionally and fluffing!
Before you know it you will be all the way around! The fun thing about this wreath is I think it will be easy to change out my embellishments for each season. To begin with I made a bow from my accent ribbons and wired it to the form. I did this where I started and stopped as that was the “not perfect” area of the wreath.
I love the look with just the bow! I decided, however, that for summer I would embellish it a bit more. So I added a fake peony, hydrangea and a wooden letter A that I had painted white and lightly distressed.
So what do you think? I think this would be GORGEOUS at a wedding, don’t you? But since I don’t have any weddings to plan or even help with this summer, I guess I’ll just have to hang it on my front door! 🙂
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