Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DIY: Easiest Burlap Wreath Tutorial

 

 
(Please don't judge my frondoor. I have no idea how it came to be so badly dented. It is on the list of items to update!)
 
Yep, I finally jumped on the burlap bandwagon. I just couldn't help myself! I think burlap looks nice for any season, but especially works during fall. Something about the rustic feel of burlap really goes well with the browns, oranges, yellows and deep reds of autumn but can easily transition into winter/holidays with a big red bow or some other trinkets.

This is a really basic tutorial to make that pillowy burlap wreath I'm sure you've seen all over pinterest. Customizing it with accessories is entirely up to you!
 
 
What you need:
  • Wire wreath frame, 18in.
  • Burlap garland, 10 yds
  • 2 twist ties (not pictured)


 
Intructions:

Step 1- Fold the end of the burlap garland in half and poke one of your twist ties through both sides of the garland. Coming up under the bottom two wires and over the top wire, secure it to the frame with the twist tie. It should be fastened to the innermost wire of the frame. Position the strand of garland downward toward you.
Step 2 - Think of the gaps in the wreath frame as 1, 2, and 3. With the garland still folded in half, pull a bit up through gap 1. Pull another bit of about the same size up through 2, and the same again through 3. You should have three loops of burlap now of about the same size.
Step 3- Fluff the pieces out by separating the edges where you folded it in half. Repeat this process around the entire frame. You don't have to keep the garland perfectly folded after you start, just push it through the gaps and fluff as you go.


Step 4- Continue steps 2 and 3 until you reach all the way around the frame and end up where you began. Use another twist tie to secure the end of the garland to the backside of the frame, and to the innermost wire.


Step 5- Flip the wreath back to the front and tug and pull at different sections of the burlap to get it to hide as much of the wiring as you can. Ta-da! You now have the easiest ever burlap wreath base.

 
Step 6- Now you need to add a string to hang it. I like to use this rope that I got at the craft store. It's lasted me a long long time and has so many uses! Cut a few pieces of about 6 inches long. Wrap them around one of the wires and tie into a knot.
 

 

Step 7- To make your wreath snazzy you can add some bows, flowers, or whatever your little heart desires. I added some of this:
 
 
I'm not sure what this is called but it comes rolled up just like this and is located around the floral section of the craft store. Unrolled, it was exactly the length of my wreath. I tucked it into the wires here and there all the way around until I reached where I began, then pushed the ends to the backside of the wreath and twisted them together to secure.
 
Here is what it looks like on my badly beaten front door:
 
 

2 comments:

  1. That's beautiful thanks for the inspiration :-)

    ReplyDelete

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