DIY :: Fall Burlap Wreath

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 Fall Burlap Wreath @ The Sassy Momma

Xoxo Lindsey

DIY Burlap Wreath

Materials Needed:

  • 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.).

Directions:

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.

Wreath Descriptions

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.

How to make a burlap wreath

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.

How to make a burlap wreath 2

6.)   Add embellishments to your wreath (e.g., decorative letters, flowers, bows, extra ribbon), hang it up and ta-da! All finished!

DIY Burlap Wreath

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!

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September 14, 2013 - 1:43 am

Janice - Hi there! This is a great tutorial but I was wondering where you found the chevron ribbon?

September 14, 2013 - 1:09 pm

The Sassy Momma - Hi Janice, I bought the chevron ribbon at Hobby Lobby as well. It was in the same section (free standing display) that was holding all of the burlap ribbon.

September 14, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Christina - I was just wondering if you secured each of the poufs you made. Did you tie a pipe cleaner around each one you pulled through?

September 14, 2013 - 1:36 pm

The Sassy Momma - Great question Christina- I should have mentioned that in my instructions! No, I did not secure the burlap poufs. I simply pulled the ribbon through each slot and since it’s thick, the ribbon stays put and you don’t have to tie pipe cleaner around the poufs to keep them up. The only one I tied was the initial burlap to the frame to start the wreath out. I DID secure each CHEVRON pouf with a pipe cleaner (weave the pipe cleaner under the frame). Hope this helps!

September 14, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Traci - I love this burlap wreath and your tutorial. The cutest burlap wreath I’ve seen!

September 16, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Amy Reinecke - Thanks for this tutorial, I just made one today. I just read you didn’t secure the burlap first… wanted to share it works either way but wish I would have done it that way because I think it would have been a little more forgiving. Either way I’m very happy with the way my wreath turned out! Thanks!

September 21, 2013 - 8:36 am

Samantha Arrowood - How many inches was the wire wreath form that you bought?

September 21, 2013 - 8:51 am

The Sassy Momma - I used a 16″ wreath frame

September 23, 2013 - 12:48 am

Sara - This is the cutest thing ever. I have to make it! Bless you for pictures and writing out the directions, but I’m still confused! I get how to pull it from under and fasten it (step 1 and 2), but step 3 is causing me the confusion. Am I going over and under each slot?? I’m obviously way too much of a visual learner and need a video! Ahh! Help! :) I guess I could play around with it until I figure it out?!

September 23, 2013 - 7:53 am

The Sassy Momma - Hi Sara! Seeing this comment started my day off right :) I’m a visual girl too, so I totally get your question. Hopefully I can explain it better here… For Step 3 (and this goes for the rest of the wreath) you’re simply going to pull the burlap from the underside of the wreath frame (through the slot), just like you do in Step 2 to create each pouf. By pulling from the underside, you DON’T have to secure the poufs with pipe cleaner and you can make as many poufs as your little heart desires. Hope this helps! If you need more, just write another comment :) And I’ll do my best to make a video for us “visual girls”! Happy Crafting!

September 24, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Patty - Did you mean a wire clothes hanger? If so how would I achieve the fullness being a single wire? Thanks!

September 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

Rachel - Just curious how this would work with a wire hanger instead of wreath form…Was looking to make some for teacher’s gifts and trying to see how to cut costs if I made multiple ones.

September 28, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Brenna N. Evncho - LOVE this idea! Thanks for the specs and beautiful creation. Keep it up!

October 4, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Tina - For the accent ribbon, did you weave the through the form also? I bought my supplies and can’t wait to start!

October 6, 2013 - 8:23 am

The Sassy Momma - Patty, I did indeed mean a clothes wire hanger! I’ve never made a burlap wreath with one, but I HAVE made a few deco mesh wreaths with them (wire hangers). You can still achieve the fullness (with deco mesh and a wire hanger), you just have to really scrunch up the mesh after every pouf and secure it with a pipe cleaner to the hanger. In my opinion, I like the look of wreaths on wreath forms better so that’s what I use.

October 6, 2013 - 8:27 am

The Sassy Momma - Rachel, I’ve only used a wire hanger as a base with deco mesh (not burlap) and with the deco mesh you would start by securing the end with a pipe cleaner to the hanger (which you’ve molded into a circle- see my Ornament wreath post for an example) then make a pouf, secure that to the hanger, etc. etc. Then you’d take your accent chevron ribbon and pick a starting point and weave it in and out of the burlap and secure that with pipe cleaners as well. Like I said, I haven’t tried it with burlap so I’m not sure how it would turn out- but it’s worth a shot! Otherwise, you can buy wreath forms at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and use a 40% off coupon.

October 6, 2013 - 8:29 am

The Sassy Momma - Hi Tina, I didn’t weave the accent ribbon through the form. I picked a starting point on the form and secured the end of the ribbon to that with a pipe cleaner then made poufs on top of the burlap and then I’d secure the chevron ribbon to the form at every crossbar so it was equally spaced. Hope this helps!!!

October 9, 2013 - 8:42 pm

andrea - Have you used burlap ribbon trimmed with wire before? I realized that is what I bought.

October 14, 2013 - 4:03 pm

The Sassy Momma - Hi Andrea, no I have not used burlap trimmed with wire before. You could try it out (I’m sure it would work) I’m just now sure what the finished product will look like. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

October 17, 2013 - 11:43 pm

Amy c - Love this wreath!! Thank you for the tutorial! One question…how did you secure the embellishment? Hot glue?

October 17, 2013 - 11:44 pm

Amy c - Cant wait to make mine!!

October 28, 2013 - 12:31 am

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October 28, 2013 - 11:35 am

The Sassy Momma - Amy, I secured the embellishment with hot glue :)

October 30, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Meredith - I’ve bought all of my supplies and can’t wait to get started. Did you stay with the outside slot each time or did you alternate?

November 7, 2013 - 8:35 am

The Sassy Momma - Hi Meredith, great question! I started at the top every time :)

July 2, 2014 - 7:23 am

Debbie - Hi Sassy, I was wondering if you twisted your burlap when you reach the bottom to go back up to the top or did you just go straight up top. Top without twisting in the back. I hope you understand what I mean. Thanks Debbie.

August 25, 2014 - 11:47 am

Jennifer - Hey I am a VERY visual person as well and this is pretty helpful but I am also confused on the part where you start weaving the burlap. (step 3) do you weave it on the outer slots the whole time and then go around on the middle and then the inside? or do you alternate throughout? sorry I have read it a couple of times and looked at the pictures but cant grasp this part :( also you were saying about 6 poofs for each section do you just do about 6 then move to the next section and continue all the way around ?

August 29, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Kelli - I have to admit that at first I thought I was quite the idiot but once you start doing it then everything you say to do makes sense. Mine is shaping up and already plan to make one for my Mom. Thanks for the tutorial!

November 14, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Amber - Hey. I love your wreath! How wide was the burlap you used and how wide was the chevron ribbon? Thanks!!

August 19, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Linda Elmore - thanks so much for sharing this tutorial, it’s awesome!

August 19, 2015 - 3:25 pm

The Sassy Momma - I’m glad you liked it Linda!

September 14, 2015 - 7:25 am

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