This burlap wreath is so easy to make, and you only need a couple of items. I love that the burlap is so versatile and can be customized to fit any decor or holiday.
We made burlap flowers for our wreath. The flowers are attached to the wreath with string, so they can easily be removed when we want to change the look. In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to make the wreath. For our easy DIY burlap flowers tutorial, click here.
You will need:
1 wire wreath frame. We used an 18″ frame.
Burlap. We used 6″ wide burlap garland. We used just under 20 yards (2 rolls) for the 18″ wreath frame. You could probably use regular burlap fabric, which is cheaper, and just cut it into 6″ wide strips if you like. I’ve never used it and I’m not sure if fraying would be an issue once you cut the burlap. Let us know in the comment section if you’ve tried it.
Fold the burlap in half lengthwise, like this:
Next we need to anchor the burlap to the wreath frame. You’re going to weave the burlap in and out of the frame to help it stay in place. Do this right next to one of the little cross-bars on the frame. When you’re done, it should look like this:
You want to leave a small tail so you can tuck it into the back of the wreath when we’re done.
Now we’re going to start making the loops. Fold your burlap under the inner edge of the frame and tuck it into the first opening (closest to the inner edge) on the opposite side of the cross-bar.
Pull a loop through the opening. I made loops that were approx 3 inches long (eyeball it). You can make your loops smaller or larger depending on how puffy you want your wreath.
Pull a second loop through the middle opening, and a third through the outermost opening. When you’re done pulling three loops through, it should look like this:
At this point, the working end of your burlap will be at the outside edge of the frame. Fold the working end of the burlap under the frame, and start a new row of loops right next to the first row. You want to start at the innermost opening, then the middle opening, then the outermost opening, just like we did for the first row of loops. Each section of the frame will hold 2-3 rows of loops between the crossbars. I did 2 rows of loops (6 loops total) in each frame section. Don’t fret if your burlap isn’t folded perfectly in half when you’re creating the loops, we’re going to fix it later.
Continue creating loops all the way around the frame. If you need to start a new roll of burlap garland, just anchor it like we did the first one and keep going. When you’re done, it should look like this:
Now we’re going to take all those loops and flip them inside out. Like this:
Continue all the way around the wreath until all your loops are flipped. Tuck any tails into the back of the wreath. When you’re finished, it should look like this:
Your wreath will look great just like this, or you can embellish it however you want. If you attach your embellishments in a way that can easily be removed, you can use your wreath as a base and change the look over and over throughout the year just by changing the embellishments.
Click here for our easy DIY burlap flowers tutorial.
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vicki couch says
Canary Street Crafts (Amy) says
Thank you Vicki!
T'onna @ USS Crafty says
Such a lovely wreath! I love the rosettes!
Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party!
Canary Street Crafts says
Thank you T’onna!