Add a touch of summer to your entryway with this inexpensive, easy to make DIY burlap wreath tutorial from AHRN.com!
Burlap has been making an appearance in every aspect of home decor, but no where is it more charming than when used to offer a welcome on front door as a cheerful wreath. I’m not a naturally crafty person but this wreath was simple to put together, using materials available at Walmart or a local hobby supply store. It’s easy to personalize and could be decorated with any number of embellishments.
Wire Wreath Form
2 5″x 10 yard rolls of natural burlap
1 2.5″ x 5 yard roll of red burlap
1 2.5″ x 5 yard roll of blue burlap
Twine (I just used some natural and white twine I had leftover from Christmas present wrapping)
1. Wrap the first inch of burlap around one section of the wire form. Weave the burlap in and out of each of the three sections of the wire wreath, leaving 4-5 inches outside the wire.
2. As each section is pulled through, slide the together. You want the burlap packed relatively tightly.
3. Continue to weave all the way around the form, trimming off any extra and tying off the tail end of the burlap to prevent unraveling.
4. “Fluff” each loop of burlap to open up the loops.
Making it Festive!
5. Cut a 4 foot section of the the red burlap. Find a space between the natural burlap and wrap the red burlap edge around the wire form.
6. Weave the red burlap through the natural burlap – there is no set pattern to this, create the look that appeals to you. Tie off the tail end like you did the natural burlap.
7. Repeat with the blue burlap. At this point, you can add any embellishments you’d like. By attaching them with floral wire, you make it easy to remove and update your wreath.
8. To make a burlap bow, create 3 or 4 loops, about inches wide. Pinch the center together and tie tightly with a bit of twine or floral wire.
9. For the “swag” of the bow, Cut two lengths of burlap about 2 feet long. Fold each end in half and cut diagonally towards the fold. String swag through twine or wire used to for the center of the bow.
And you’re done! Buying my materials at Walmart cost me $12 and took me less than 45 minutes. Not too bad!
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