Burlap Wreath DIY

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My most recent project was making a new fall wreath for the front door. I previously made this Fall Berry Wreath for our old apartment. Our house has a much larger front door and that wreath was itty bitty on our door. It will find and new home inside.

Even though it is still in the 90's here in Austin, all of my friends and family's posts from back home talking about boots and apple picking has got me in the fall mood.

Disclaimer: there are probably much better tutorials for making burlap wreaths out there. This is just the way I made mine and I can't guarantee that it is the best or easiest way!

To make this wreath I started with:
     -A wire wreath frame
     -Wire rimmed burlap ribbon (4 rolls of 15 ft - more or less depending on the size of your wreath)
     -Pipe cleaners (coordinating with the ribbon you choose)

I ended up wanting to add a little fall banner so I used some scrapbook paper and jute that I had on hand.



To start the wreath I tied up the end of the ribbon with a pipe cleaner. I connected it to the underside of the wire frame at one of the crossbeams. After it was secured I just started pulling up sections of burlap from the underside through the top to make these burlap poofs. I found it easiest to unroll all of the ribbon and have it hanging under the wreath. It only took around 20 minutes to pull all of the ribbon through this way.


I didn't measure the poofs or secure each one. I just worked my way through the different sections until I had it as full as I wanted. Once I reached the end of the ribbon roll I secured it with a pipe cleaner. Boom. Done!

Almost... haha. It was looking a little plain and I didn't want to add some flowers or an initial so a banner it was. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the banner shapes and letters. A little glue and some jute later... Happy Fall Y'all!

Bonus picture of Phoebe in the window.

I'm so happy with the way this wreath turned out! Bring on the boots, pumpkins, and apple cider.

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