I finally made a burlap wreath not too long ago, but it wasn’t my favorite.
I made it as an Easter wreath, and it was okay, but I made another wreath for Easter that I liked better:
But I’ve been eyeing up some Fall wreaths because I LOVE FALL! Not only do I love Fall, but with being off for summer, I have some extra time for a few weeks. I kept seeing different Burlap wreaths, and upon researching, I found out there are 2 different ways to make them:
The one above was created like I made mine with a styrofoam wreath and burlap squares… I will explain in a second! And then the one below, was created with a wire wreath and a big long roll of burlap:
I found them both on Pinterest, and decided I was a little too nervous to do the one with wire frame, because I didn’t quite get the directions I kept reading everywhere.
So instead I followed the directions you can find here, and made this!
On the blog above they explain it a lot more in detail than I am going to.
Step 1: I cut burlap I had bought for a friend’s bridal shower that we didn’t end up using into 4″ squares. (or really rectangles because I got lazy, but DEFINITELY cut them into squares.) This took about an hour.
Step 2: You fold each square into a bubble as described on the blog above. Her tutorial is the best I’ve found because it shows good pictures. Essentially you take it and fold it into a triangle, then fold all the sides in the create a bubble and pin on. You just make it look good. If it doesn’t look good, pull a square off and try it again!
Step 3: Repeat! Like 100 times.
CAUTION! IT MAKES A MESS! See all of those strings? Those were all over me, my table, my shirt, my floor, etc. But when finished it looked amazing!
Step 4: Decorate! I choose Fall stems from Michaels, but you can customize for the holiday or occasion.
At this point I usually post the wreath on my Etsy shop, but I like this one so much I don’t think I want to sell it!