How To Make A Burlap Wreath

How To Make A Burlap Wreath | landeelu.comI’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:

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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)

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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!

How To Make A Burlap Wreath | landeelu.comYou 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.

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Then continue on!   Pulling up loops, twisting occassionally and fluffing!

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How To Make A Burlap Wreath | landeelu.comBefore 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.

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How To Make A Burlap Wreath | landeelu.comI 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.

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How To Make A Burlap Wreath | landeelu.comI lightly hot glued on the letter and flowers so I could change them out when Fall comes around because burlap wreaths and Fall are a match made in crafty heaven.

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!  :)

Happy crafting!

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    • says

      It is not wired but I think wired ribbon would work really well! Burlap holds its shape pretty easily and I think wired ribbon would do the same. Unwired ribbon might be a little flimsy but could work too. I need to experiment!

  1. janene says

    Do you continue to use the pipe cleaners throughout? I only see them at the beginning where you attach it, and would assume you also need to use them to secure it at the end.

    • says

      Hi Janene! I didn’t even bother securing the end because it stayed put once it was snug in there with the other burlap. But you absolutely can secure the end with another pipe cleaner if you think it needs it!


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