It’s starting to feel like fall up here and you know what that means? Time to break out the burlap and make another fall-inspired (although this time) burlap wreath. I’d actually put burlap on my list of loves right now. Seriously, this stuff is so freaking versatile! Think about it, you can make burlap pillows, curtains, bed skirts, wreaths, and the list could go on and on… Not to mention, all of the burlap ribbon was 50% off at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. Who can argue with that?
So grab some burlap, a wreath form (or wire hanger), and let’s start crafting! As always, if you have any questions leave them in the comments section and I’ll respond as soon as possible.
DIY Burlap Wreath
- Medium wreath form (or wire hanger)
- 2 rolls of 15 foot burlap ribbon
- 1 roll of accent ribbon
- Pipe cleaner (cut in half) that matches accent ribbon
- Embellishment of some sort (I used a small “V” that was covered in faux moss that I had made from another craft project so you could do something similar or use flowers, a big bow, etc.).
With wreaths in particular, I often get questions about terms I use to describe certain parts of the wreath. So before we get started, I will describe some of the various parts I will refer to below. If you’re using a wreath form, there are 3 slots (outside, middle, inside) in each section. Each section is between 2 cross bars, and any cross bar is a great starting/ending point for making your wreath. Make sense? Below is a picture if you’re like me and are more visual.
1.) To start, take your pipe cleaner and secure it to any outside cross bar.
2.) This is where it’s a bit different than making the deco mesh wreaths as usually you work on top of the form. The next step is to pull the burlap from underneath the wreath form (through the outer-most slot) and secure the end of the burlap to the pipe cleaner.
3.) Now the easy part, time to make your pretty “poufs”. To make the poufs you’re simply going to pull about 6” worth of burlap from underneath the wreath form through each slot and then do this as many times as you want in each section. I always work left to right, top to bottom. In each section, I made 6 poufs.
4.) Once you reach the end, you’ll secure the burlap to the original pipe cleaner used as your starting point.
5.) Now it’s time to add your accent ribbon. To do this, you’ll pick a starting point and secure ribbon to the wreath form with pipe cleaners. Make sure the ribbon is evenly spaced when making your poufs. As you can see, I used brown pipe cleaner (it’s what I had on hand) but I would suggest matching your pipe cleaner to your accent ribbon so it’s less noticeable.
6.) Add embellishments to your wreath (e.g., decorative letters, flowers, bows, extra ribbon), hang it up and ta-da! All finished!
Overall, this wreath took about 30 minutes to make and the total cost was about $11. I love the way it turned out and I love that you can add different embellishments depending on the season. I would love to see what you guys come up with so if you make a wreath, please post it to The Sassy Momma Facebook page!