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