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how to make a burlap wreath for fall

How to Make a Burlap Wreath for Fall

If you want to learn how to make a burlap wreath for fall, let me show you how I created a simple and easy design for my door in about 10-15 minutes tops. Oh, by the way, please forgive the dirty looking and drab front door. Painting it is on my to do list!

how to make a burlap wreath for fall


Supplies I Used to Create My Fall Theme Burlap Wreath…
  • Two rolls of 6 inch natural burlap ribbon (no wires)
  • One 12 inch metal wreath frame
  • green floral wire
  • craft glue
  • two simple yet cute burlap covered Styrofoam pumpkin decorations with embellishments
  • wired craft ribbon featuring pumpkins
  • wreath door hanger

how to make a burlap wreath

Once I gathered my supplies I was ready to get started making a cute little wreath for my front door.

how to make a burlap wreath

I started off by folding my 6 inch burlap in half lengthwise and wrapped it around the bottom of the metal frame and secured it in place by tying it with a piece of floral wire. As you should be able to see in this picture, always keep the part of the metal frame that bends outward as the part of your wreath that will be visible. The back part of the wreath should be the side that turns inward.

how to make a burlap wreath

After securing the starting point in place by tying it in a knot with floral wire, I weave the folded burlap through the loops of my metal frame carefully checking as I go to keep each look the same size.

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Once I have one loop through each part of the metal frame, I grab the three loops with my hand holding them tightly and use my other hand to twist the back of the ribbon in two tight twists and then start weaving the ribbon through the bottom of the wreath again right beside of the first three loops and repeat this process about four times until I get the first part of my frame filled up to the divider that you can see in the picture above. I then cut off the ribbon and tied it with a piece of floral wire securely to the divider and twist the fly away end into the wreath and out of sight.

Now all I did was simply repeat the first step starting a new section of my wreath by tying the starting point to the frame with the wire and begin the looping and twisting process until I reach the next divider and I am ready to cut it off and secure it tight.

how to make a burlap wreath for fall

At this point with about two sections of your wreath filled, it should look a bit like this on the front. Note that I have been fluffing, shaping and shifting my burlap loops around to my liking as I go but you can wait until you are finished to do this step if you want.

the back of a homemade burlap wreath

The back of your wreath should resemble something like this. It will not be perfect but isn’t that the beauty of homemade? You can nip, tuck and fix as you like, but who sees the backside of your gorgeous wreath anyway?

how to make a burlap wreath for fall decorating

All you have to do is continue repeating the steps making sure you fill up your sections before starting a new one. It took me about four sets of loops in each section (being sure to twist the back of each twice) to fill up a section. Now you have your charming wreath complete, it is ready to boasts some lovely embellishments.

I fashioned a handmade bow out of the pumpkin inspired wired burlap ribbon I had and tied it into the bottom framework of my wreath. I prefer wired ribbon for making bows because it is easier to shape as needed.

Next I add a generous amount of craft glue to the backs of each of my pumpkin decorations (found them pre-made at the craft store) and I nested them down into the chosen areas of my burlap that I wanted to showcase them. I found a piece of two of the burlap I wanted to firmly press them to in order to hold them in place and then straightened the remaining folds around the decorations and let them dry. Since they were made of Styrofoam, I could have poked some of the floral wire through the bottom of them and fashioned a little loop to tie them onto the frame and nestle them into the folds of burlap as well, either way works fine, just be sure to secure them down deep enough to hide the back but not too deep to cover up the decoration.

Sorry, I completely forgot to take pictures of the process of making the bow or adding the decorative accents to my burlap wreath…

how to make a burlap wreath for fall

Once the glue is dry and I have secured everything in place and adjusted the parts of the wreath as needed, it was ready to hang up on my door and boast some lovely fall charm.!

This wreath costed me only $14.00 to make and it was so much fun so I call this a win-win DIY project. I hope this tutorial has helped you learn how to make a burlap wreath for your fall inspired home and keep up with me while I continue to discover new and exciting ways to make my home gorgeous. By the way, I totally need to find some inspiration for painting my door! Sigh…….

Blue and White Painted Pumpkin Ideas

16 Awesome Painted Pumpkin Ideas

If you are looking for some painted pumpkin ideas that turn a simple pumpkin into a charming work of art, you are going to be very happy you stopped by to take a look at these.

I get autumn fever every year and start scouring Pinterest, blogs, and everywhere I can think of to find unique and very creative ways to make my fall decorating capture that extra something each year. After all, who wants the boring same ol same ol when you can amp up the decorating juices a few notches by trying something different.

So, grab a cup of hot chocolate and take a stroll through the pumpkin patch with me and lets discover how some very talented ladies making lackluster pumpkins come to life.

Elegant and Sparkling Blue and White Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Elegant Blue Painted Pumpkin Ideas

This project may take some time and attention to detail, but if you want to dress your home in sophisticated style and glamour, these breathtaking pumpkins will certainly do just that. Alisa shares with us how she makes ordinary pumpkins turn into these lovely works of art with her glam pumpkin painting tutorial.

Nontraditional Pastel Pumpkins

Pastel Colored Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Kellie with Nest of Posies shares with us an easy way to break the standard tradition of painting pumpkins and shows us her idea of making feminine easy fall decorations using real pumpkins, spray paint and glitter.

Blue and White and a Touch of Glitter

Blue and White Painted Pumpkin Ideas

I promise, this is my last of the beautiful blues, but are they not absolutely gorgeous? Iandeeseelandeedo shares with us an effective way to turn a coffee table into a pretty focal point for fall. Her pumpkins look fresh and add the right touch of cool charm during a season typically sporting warmer colors. Unique= I love it!!

Splatter and Mesh Paint for Pumpkins

Splatter Stencil Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Sometimes you can get super creative with simple things around the house. Natalie with cremedelacraft shows us how she used mesh bags to stencil paint her pumpkins to give them an inexpensive chic look. You probably have some old plastic mesh bags in your home already. Produce such as fruits or onions typically come in these bags. I love how the colors come to life and create a bold and impressive work of art.

Decoupage Pumpkin Inspirations

Damask and Stencil Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Debbie with Confessions of a Plate Addict never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful sense of style and an eye for decorating. She shares with us her version of a Country Living delight featuring decoupage pumpkins. These beauties are covered in paper which actually looks like fabric. Her designs are elegant and timeless. Love the mix of orange and green.

Glazed painted pumpkin ideas

Kate with Centsational Girl has some of the most awesome creative ways she decorates for fall. These glazed pumpkins stacked in a planter or urn create true curb appeal for her home. She gave these lovely Cinderella pumpkins a bronze glaze treatment which brings out their natural beauty. This is an easy DIY with an enormous high-end look.

Gold Glitter Painted Pumpkin Idea

Gold Glitter Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Glitter just makes everything sophisticated and gorgeous, or so I think. These pumpkins are coated in sparkle and shine creating an eye-catching elegant DIY fall decorating idea. Malia with Yesterday on Tuesday teaches us how to create our own glitter painted pumpkins. You can use plastic, ceramic or real pumpkins for this lovely idea. They would look fantastic in a formal dining room.

Chevron painted pumpkin ideas

Chevron’s popularity is still going strong and creating a cute Chevron painted pumpkin is a very crafty way to add a boost of style to your front porch decor. This lovely inspiration may take a little attention to detail, but it is worth the effort when you get the finished results. Painter’s or masking tape neatly placed in the zig-zag pattern will make this design a real success.

Washi Tape Pumpkins

These crafty pumpkins are not painted but sure do look like it! Washi tape can make some really cool patterns on numerous types of materials so why not dress up your pumpkin by adding some strips of this tape and design your own fall masterpiece? Different sizes and colors give these pumpkins a personality.


Painted Pumpkin Ideas for kids

Everyone loves a fun pumpkin decorating project and these cute inspirations will be something both you and your children can do together.

Pumpkin painting ideas for kids

Kids love to paint and painting is so much cleaner than carving pumpkins. Get creative with them. All you need is a sharpie to draw the outline and paint in different colors and of course, pumpkins.  You can also add embellishments if you like such as hats, ribbons and bows.

Minion Pumpkin Tutorial

Who does not love cute and silly Minions? These little guys have been popular for a while now and your kids will love helping you create them. Lucy with Craftberry Bush shows us how to make Minion Pumpkins in her online tutorial. Thanks Lucy!

Sesame Street Pumpkin Painting Ideas

Another super cute and totally fun painted pumpkin idea for kids is Sesame Street Pumpkins. These wacky guys are colorful and will get both you and your children into the spirit of Halloween and fall decorating. Jodi with meaningful mama shows us how she, her husband and children paint Sesame Street pumpkins.

Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Another fun idea for making pumpkins turn into characters for fall! Spider Man and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. The kids will love how they turn out when finished. Louise with Messy Little Monster helped her children paint these character pumpkins.


More Awesome Painted Pumpkin Ideas

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Our Favorite Blogger Fall Decorating Ideas Outside

I  am delighted to share with you some of the best fall decorating ideas outside featuring some very talented bloggers and their awesome fall creations. I invite you to make your house turn into a warm and welcoming home this autumn season by trying out these lovely inspirations.

Fall Decorating IdeasMake your front porch boast some charming farm-house style like Courtenay with Creek Line House does with her farm style fall porch. The plaid blankets give the design a warm and welcoming feel and I adore the wall art.

fall decorating ideas outside

If you love the beach and you love decorating for fall you will fall in love with this porch brought to us by Suzy with WorthingCourtBlog.com.

fall decorating ideas outside

Suzy’s unique fall wreath ranges from the lovely classic fall colors and arrangements that we are accustomed to with a twist of beach love by splashing some pumpkins with an ocean refreshing blue paint. Can we say awesome!

fall decorating ideas outside

Becca at Adventures in Decorating has created the perfect blend of simple autumn love mingled with a dash of cute.  This is a super easy way to make the entry way to your home fall ready and inviting.

fall decorating ideas outside

Glitter Glue and Paint has this fall decor thing all figured out.  Mums are almost a must have if you want to bring color to your fall porch.  A happy scarecrow makes it even more inviting for your guests.

Fall Decorating Ideas Outside

Notice the lovely wreath she has on her door. Burlap gives it a wholesome country feel and the punches of fall color gives this door some wonderful personality.

fall decorating ideas outside

Mary Beth with Cupcakes and Crinoline shares with us her delightful fall porch decorating idea. The orange toned floral vines she uses to top off her door really makes it stand out.  This sweet design idea is both simple in style yet fashioned with a touch of elegance. I really love the black door with the orange and burlap draped to frame it.

fall decorating ideas outside

Giving the door a bit of a rustic feel, Mary Beth chose a grapevine wreath, simple burlap ribbon fashioned with some sweet corduroy acorns.  Very unique and interesting.

Fall Decorating Ideas Outside

KY girl photography keeps it simple yet so very cute. A small child’s chair can easily be used to feature happy and playful farm style scarecrows and other sweet decorations for fall. Perch them on your porch, set a few pumpkins and mums around them and watch how your porch comes to life with these little guys.

fall decorating ideas outside

Deborah from Dirt Simple gets creative with her charming fall decorating ideas outside. She gathers tall grasses to make an attractive display and uses several sizes of pumpkins and gourds to create an abundant display of harvest.

If you enjoyed the lovely fall decorating ideas above, be sure to check out some more of my favorite ways to dress your home for fall!

Fall Decorating Ideas     More Amazing Ways to Decorate for Fall            Autumn Love

Decorative hay bales

Decorative Hay Bales

Did you know decorative hay bales can really turn your yard into a fun and festive place during the fall? Fall may not be officially here but it is just around the corner and on my quest for some more awesome fall decorating ideas I have discovered some unique hay bales that deserve some attention. Who would have thought you could turn a bale of hay into such a work of art?

These amazing hay bales are brought to us by quaint little farming towns all over the USA. The little farming town I live in will be featuring some charming hay bale art in the near future and I will be sure to venture out and capture some of those images and post them for you. In the meantime, check out these inspiring outdoors decorating ideas for fall.

hay bale artThe cute yet mysterious black cat is featured as hay bale art. This little dude blends fall and Halloween together.

decorative hay baleDon’t you just love the cute little owl and the cat that add some sweet charm to these hay bales that dress up the rolling hills of Montana?

hay bale artCookie Monster awaits the guests to this farm home. Just don’t steal any of his cookies!

Decorative Hay BalesThis artist did a fine job bringing Snoopy to life with these decorative hay bales. I wish I was this talented. Don’t you?

Decorative Hay BalesThese M & Ms are sweet and sassy!

Hay Bale ArtA simple yet cute pumpkin turns a hay bale into a pretty fall decorating idea. I really like this little guy.

Decorative Hay BalesMore bright and happy pumpkins fashioned from hay bales. These would also work great stacked out by your drive way, curb or close to your mail box. Line them with some mums and scarecrows to really load up the idea of fall.

Hay Bale ArtOkay, I really love this one. It is so charming and very welcoming. It has a laid back country life feel to it and would look so cute in my front yard. Thanks for sharing with us The Lettered Cottage!

Decorative Hay BalesI adore this next pretty hay bale idea from theletteredcottage.net. A burlap bow, some colorful flowers, straw bales, pumpkins and a charming plaque placed next to the road or your driveway will instantly create a welcoming entrance for your guests and adds serious curb appeal.

Decorative Hay BalesThis hay bale art is amazing. A talented artist painted a lovely picture on these bales and stacked them for a beautiful show of fall decor.

Decorative Hay BalesGet ready for Halloween with this witch theme hay bale art.

Decorative Hay BalesNow what farm would be complete without a big green tractor? This is a super creative fall decorating idea with bale art turning hay into a classy John Deere. I love it!

Decorative Hay BalesLast but certainly not least, to satisfy our craving for something really sweet, we have this super sized cupcake made of hay. It really looks tasty enough to take a big bite out of it. How artsy!

I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at some wonderful hay bale art designs and be sure to check back with me for more great decorating ideas.

Halloween Decorating

Halloween Decorating

Are you thinking about Halloween Decorating? Many people just put a Jack-o-Lantern on their porch and are done with their decorating for the spooky holiday. There are actually many more ways to decorate than just one lone Jack-o-Lantern.

Now if you are looking for something that will scare the pants off of people or ideas that are just plain gross, sorry, you will not find them here. The decor ideas that caught my eye are more along the lines of cute, classy, charming, creative and maybe dusted with a tad bit of spooky.

Let’s explore some cool Halloween home decor.

Halloween Decor Carve several pumpkins into Jack-o-Lanterns and add a twist by just carving in some shapes. Get creative and showcase them on your front porch. Halloween Decorating Dress up your fireplace mantel with some cute Halloween decorations. I love the idea of hosting Halloween candy in a vase, using spooky vine, charming yet enchanting garland introducing All Hallows Eve and a sweet craft idea as a backdrop. Halloween Decorating Courtesy of WDWMAGIC

I fell in love with this one at first sight. If you have larger sized porch posts or a balcony this is an eye-catching way to make it magical for the season. Halloween Decorating Draw attention to your home with this idea. I bet some passersby may even drive back by for a second look. Talking about charm overload. An old wagon can be the perfect prop for loading up with bales of straw, Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkins, mums and happy scarecrows. Halloween Decorating Make a circle of ghosts in your front yard. It is fairly simple and inexpensive to do yet it will surely invoke a spooky feel to your home.

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  Halloween Decorating A creepy idea for your fireplace mantel. Gravestone decor, simple leaf garland and pumpkins work easily to add some Halloween dress up in this home.   Halloween decorating Paper bats hung upon your front porch are sure to create a creepy effect. Halloweendivider Halloween Decorating Add loads of sweet to your Halloween decorating. This idea is really cute. The simple little tree (a small branch painted black) filled with orange balls decorated with Halloween style is eye-catching. Add some more interesting items into the mix a pretty little wreath and you have created something that will entice your guests to attempt to mimic your talented creativity. Halloween Decorating I really like this one! Makeshift witch brooms, pointy shoes, and a cute plaque work great for the front porch. This scene makes it feel like a real life witch lives there. Maybe one does……. ohhhhhhhhhh. Halloween Decorating Drum up a feast for gules with this Halloween table decorating idea. An orange table runner, black candelabra, small pumpkins, a lantern and some very realistic black birds make this dining room unforgettable.

Do you have a child or maybe it is you that needs a great costume for Halloween?  Possibly you are anticipating an upcoming Halloween costume party. Those are always fun.  If so, I recommend you check out the awesome Halloween costumes featured below.

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