Everyone loves a nice wreath to hang on the door, especially when Fall comes around! I love the look of burlap wreaths and wanted to try my hand at making my own so that I could add some of my own style into it. It was surprisingly easy, once I got the hang of it, and was a perfect Crafternoon activity.
You will need more burlap than you think – and so I will suggest buying more upfront. If you don’t use it all, you can either return some that is unopened, or find something else to do with it! Burlap is so versatile and looks good with many different colors, especially in the fall.
I wanted to make a wreath that I could have up year round, so I added white accents to it. It felt light for the Summer, and will transition nice during the Winter.
12 inch metal wreath
2-3 rolls of burlap
1 roll of lace burlap (optional)
Decorative pieces (flowers, wood letter, etc)
Hot glue gun and burlap string (optional for wood letter fastening)
- Gather up all the supplies and give yourself a workspace with plenty of room
- Unroll the burlap and weave the wire through the very top. Leave about an inch of wire on each end, and cut the wire with the scissors.
- Fold the burlap in half and then half again.
- With the top piece gathered that has the wire weaved through it, grab the top and bring it through the first inside wire of the wire wreath. Choose any starting point on the wire wreath.
- Fasten the silver moldable wire around the first inner wire of the wreath.
- While holding the burlap that was just fastened to the inner wire, gently pull up the burlap about 2-3″ in the first row. Repeat for rows two and three.
- Taking your hand, bunch up the three loops that you just pulled through the wire wreath. Holding them securely, pick up the metal wreath and take the fabric hanging from below (the excess fabric connected to the rest of the roll of burlap) and twist the single burlap fabric 2-3 times.
- Take the fabric that is hanging below the twisted part and feed it back up through the first metal wreath ring (as you did in the beginning) and do the 3 loop feed again.
- Repeat steps 6 through 8 all around the metal frame.
- You may want to turn the wreath over and “fluff” the burlap as you go, to make sure you are evenly distributing the burlap.
- Optional step: Add in lace detail burlap. I added the lace burlap right into the frame, as I had done with steps 6 through 8 leaving one whole section lace burlap only. I then took one long strand and fed it throughout the middle for added detail. I did this by just looping the lace ribbon through the middle metal wreath frame every 3-4″ section.
- Also optional is to add any decorative details you may have picked up, such as flowers, wood letters, etc. I used these lovely white flowers that came with metal ties attached. I simply attached the flowers by using the metal fasteners and fastening it to the wire wreath or directly on the burlap, depending on placement.
- I added the “D” by hot gluing burlap string to the back of the letter and tying it around the wreath. Its a bit tricky to get it on tight enough that it holds it on straight. I used a bit of trial and error with this part!
It’s done! I love having this welcome me home everyday! It’s a lovely piece that brightens up my entryway and welcomes guests to our home.
Let me know how your wreath turns out!