Learn how to make a burlap wreath by weaving ribbons with rustic burlap in this easy step-by-step tutorial. You’ll have a pretty wreath in just a few hours!
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If you’re following home decor trends, you know burlap has been the “IT” fabric for the past few years. It has even showing up in wedding decorations; that’s how popular it has become. Everywhere I look on Pinterest, blogs and other internet sites, I keep seeing these amazing wreaths made of burlap. I also happen to have a nail in the outside wall just to the left of my front door that is begging for some summer decor. A bright, cheerful DIY burlap wreath would be perfect there to greet visitors who arrive at our home.
The DIY Burlap Wreath is a quick project that is easy to make. It would be a great project to create with friends or for a girls’ night with a glass of wine. I actually talked my sister, who was visiting, into making one of her own too. We made our wreaths side by side one afternoon while watching a chick flick during the boys’ rest time — it’s THAT easy and fast to make a DIY Burlap Wreath. The only part of the project that took any length of time was waiting for the paint to dry on the wooden letter “Y” I wanted to hang in the center of my wreath.
How to Make a Burlap Wreath
What you need:
- 1 – 16″ wire wreath (You could also use an 18 inch wire wreath, but I would add at least a few more yards of burlap if you want your wreath to have a fuller appearance like mine.)
- 60 feet of 5″ wide burlap ribbon or garland (20 yards)
- 1 – 18 foot spool of 2″ wide orange polka dot wired accent ribbon (6 yards)
- 1 – 18 foot spool of 2″ wide orange chevron wired accent ribbon (6 yards)
- 3 artificial accent flowers
- Wooden initial letter
- Black spray paint
- Clear sealer spray paint
- High temperature glue gun
- Glue sticks
1. Start the wreath with a knot. Turn the wire wreath frame upside down. Wrap a small amount of burlap ribbon around one of the center wires in the wire frame and tie a knot as tight as you can leaving only a small tail remaining.
2. Begin weaving the burlap ribbon through the wire frame. Flip the wire frame around so the top faces you now and the knot you just made is in the back. Gather a small amount of burlap ribbon, like 6-7 inches, into a loop and push it up between two of the wires in the frame.
Next, take another 6-7 inches of burlap ribbon, create a loop and twist it once to change the direction. You’ll then push the loop between two of the other wires in the wreath frame so it’s not right next to the first one you pushed through. If you want a full wreath like mine, press your burlap loops together as closely as possible.
3. Add the first accent ribbon. As you did in step one with the burlap ribbon, tie the end of one of your accent ribbons to the wire frame so the knot is on the back side of the DIY Burlap Wreath. Now create a loop using 6-7″ of accent ribbon and push it up between two of the wires in the wreath frame that you haven’t used yet. Press the accent ribbon as closely as you can to your burlap loops.