Friday, September 12, 2014

Burlap Fall Wreath (Tutorial)

I have been looking at fall wreathes for a few weeks now, but never found anything that I liked that I wanted to pay $80.00 for. Seriously. Why are wreathes $80.00??? Anyway, I decided to look up a few variations of wreathes and put together one that I liked. Here is my wreath:

I wanted a burlap wreath with the letter of our last name on it and sunflowers (my favorite flower), so I got a wire wreath frame, sunflowers, that pumpkin thing, regular & orange burlap, orange & yellow paint (for the L) and the letter L. Everything except the L came from Wal-Mart. The L came from Hobby Lobby.

I looked up how to make a burlap wreath & this was the easiest version:

The burlap I bought for the frame was 5 inches wide and 10 yards long. I used all of the burlap. I started by weaving the burlap through the spaces between the wire:

Next, I pulled some of the burlap up through the top space:

After that, I pulled the burlap back, and pulled more out of the middle space, then did the same for the bottom space. I pulled all three loops so they were in a row, and went back to the top space and repeated:

It was a little hard to get the hang of it to begin with, but soon, I was moving along quickly!
Half way done:

All done! This only took me about 15 minutes.

When you are done, make sure you fluff out your loops to completely cover the wires.

Next, I made the bow. I used a 9 foot spool of orange burlap for this. I had enough for my bow, but not ribbons that hung down. I could have gotten more for the ribbon, but decided I liked it this way anyway. :0)

I cut the burlap into 5 equal strips, leaving a 6th strip about 1/2 as long as the rest.

Taking a stapler, staple the 5 strips into circles: 

Pinch each strip in the middle where they are stapled, and place one on top of the other forming a bow:

I used pipe cleaners to tie them together:

Then take your smaller, 6th strip, and staple it into a circle:

Place it on the top in the middle of the bow and wrap another pipe cleaner around the entire bow:

Fluff out your bow:

Before I started the bow, I had painted this:

I used a pencil eraser to make the dots. :0)

After all of that was done, I tied the bow in with the pipe cleaners. Then I arranged the flowers how I wanted them and hot glued them on. I also hot glued the L on.
Here is my finished wreath:

I ended up taking the pumpkin thing off because it was really bothering me for some reason. I like it MUCH better now. :)

This wreath only cost about $10.00 to make and with drying time of the paint, only about and hour & a half.


  1. Awesome! You can make me one! :-)

  2. I am with you...WHY are wreaths So expensive! Your's turned out super cute!! I love it :0)