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DIY Burlap Wreath

I find myself getting into the festive mood this year with Fall and Halloween! This is our first Halloween in our house so also our first Halloween with trick-or-treaters! The perfect excuse to stock up on all different kinds of treats so I have tons of chocolate and sugar to eat myself give away to the children. I’ve also been searching for some cute decorations for outside my door.

Then the other weekend, I went to a garage-sale down the road and came across just the thing. A black wreath (most likely made by a little kiddo) and right beside it was a decorative spider web. I put two and two together, bought the wreath and web for $0.75 and walked home with the wheels spinning. I just took all the crafty bits off the wreath, attached the web to the back of the wreath with twist ties and ta-da! A spooky web to hang outside my front door. All for three quarters!

Then I realized that I wanted a wreath for inside my house. I’m inspired to decorate with natural elements and textures.  I just love grasses, beach wood, sticks, distressed wood, rustic decor etc, so I wanted my fall wreath to match. I decided to make it from raw burlap. So I went to Michaels craft store and picked up the supplies.

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You will need:

  • wire wreath form (12 or 16 inch)
  • 9-10 yards of burlap
  • flowers or leaves for decoration

Step 1  Pull out some fabric from the roll and twist tie the end in place under the wreath. Start by pulling up a loop of burlap between the wire, then pull up another loop between the next wire.

 Step 2 Continue making loops up through the wires working side to side. Then scrunch the fabric up occasionally to look like this. You will probably use up the entire roll or burlap. If you run out before the end, just loosen up your scrunching a bit

Step 3  I used a larger 16 inch wreath so I had to scrunch my burlap loose. When you’re done, just secure the end in place with a twist tie, add your decor and hang with some hemp string.

Symbolizing eternal hope, the wreath goes ’round and ’round, and where it starts or ends cannot be found. Woven of things that grow – for life, and hung up for holiday delight

0 thoughts on “DIY Burlap Wreath

  1. How do you get the burlap to stay in place after making the loops and before you move onto the next loop?

    • After each loop I would just scrunch the fabric up and I didn’t need to secure it with anything. It all stays together easily on it’s own! Hope that makes sense!