Friday, March 23, 2012

How to Make a Burlap Wreath

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
So I’ve been seriously drooling over some of the cool burlap wreaths all over the blogs for about 6 months. Seriously, I think I have about 6 different ones pinned to my boards. I’ve really been wanting to make one, but a lot of them involve a lot of cutting. I wasn’t sure how it would hold up since burlap frays so much. Or I was being a chicken. Let’s go with the freying thing, ok?
Well, on Tuesday, I found this burlap wreath through Pinterest. Laura from Top This Top That made one with no cutting!
Here’s her version:
How to Make a Burlap Wreath
I immediately went to Michaels for my supplies and started on it. Here’s what you need:
How to Make a Burlap Wreath
18” Wire wreath form – $3
Burlap Garland – $3ea (with 40% off coupon) x 3= $9
Floral wire – $1.99
Fake Flowers. – $1.50 I ended up using ones different from the picture.

Laura used 1 roll of Burlap Garland, but I made mine a little tighter and fuller. I used 2 1/2 rolls.
How to Make a Burlap Wreath
1. I threaded the floral wire through the burlap and attached it to the wire frame. That keeps the first piece steady so that you’re not pulling it out.

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
2. Start pulling loops through each of the rungs of the wreath.

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
3. Be sure to vary the order of your loops the direction and the size. That gives it a more “ruffled” appearance. You can also twist and tuck them at the end. That’s one of the benefits of burlap. It has a very wiry texture that kind of stays where you put it.

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
4. This is after the first roll of burlap. I used the floral wire to attach the end the same way I started it so that it wouldn’t unruffle itself. I know unruffle isn’t a word, but you know what I mean.

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
5. I think it’s pretty as is or you can add embellishments.

I love Laura’s version with flowers, a moss bunny and the nest with eggs:

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
I added some white flowers and a simple white ribbon.

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
I love it! Plus, I can easily change it up with the seasons. if you made one, I’d love to see the variations on it!

How to Make a Burlap Wreath
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56 comments:

  1. Cool!!!

    Happy Friday! I think this is my first visit to your blog. Please stop by and say hello and follow (if you don't already) my blog at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Hope you have a great weekend! :-)

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  2. Very nice, like the waveyness !

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  3. Thanks for the idea...now just to get out to michaels and do my own!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, your Michael's prices sound WAY better than ours!

    Very cute wreath.

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  5. oh it looks beautiful! i love the flowers on it! burlap plus white equals happy.

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  6. Maury,

    I don't get how you thread the burlap wire into the frame to attach it? Can you explain it for me? I'd love to try this!

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  7. That is beautiful! Well done!

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  8. It's gorgeous!! I love the flowers and how they stick off the edge. Love it!!

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  9. Maury! My goodness, 2 comments from you in 1 week, geez I feel special!!! How SWEET you are!!! I am glad you finally made a burlap wreath! I LOVE IT!!! AND NO cutting, genius!
    Anyway, thanks for commenting on my bathroom remodel, it made my day, such nice words!
    XOXO
    Andrea

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  10. That is so pretty! I love how "easy" it looks to make and then it turns out looking like a million bucks!

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  11. This is so impressive and you make it look so easy!

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  12. Gorgeous! I've been seeing them all over blogland too, and I think I will make one after viewing your awesome tutorial! -Found you via the linky party at Nifty Thrifty Things. You have a great blog! Following via linky!
    xo-Lisa

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  13. That is so pretty!!! Loving the ruffly burlap!!! xoxo- Rachel

    http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/diy-trailing-dogwood-wreath-pottery-barn-knock-off.html

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  14. Your wreath is GORGEOUS! I love the ruffles that you made, it looks so pretty! I just made a wreath using burlap too, I love working with it! So many different ways to use it, and I love that natural look! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love those full ruffles you created! It looks beautiful on your front door! I definitely need to give this a try! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  16. This is so great, I love that look...Laura is a true source of inspiration...and you've made an incredible version of your own. :) If you'd like another place to share it I'm hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. It's all about the easy peasy, super simple tips and projects. I'd be great to see you linked up. :)
    http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diy-spring-wreath-painted-with-seaglass-and-driftwood/
    Karah

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  17. Gorgeous! And I can think of so many occasions that the burlap wreath could have other embellishments added for a different look. I like that yours is so full. Thanks so much for sharing how you made it with us. I saw your post over at the Spring Door Decor party.

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  18. Thanks for the detailed tips on working with burlap - I had the worst time working with a sparkly green version of it, just trying to make a stinking bow! Your wreath turned out lovely. :)

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  19. Over from Type A...looks great, I am going to have to try that!

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  20. this is fabulous, I absolutely love it! Stopping by from the wreath blog hop at Ginger Snap Crafts. http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2012/03/finally-something-craftyakaspring.html

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  21. I, too, have been loving these burlap wreaths. I'm still thinking about how to embellish one for summer. Stopping by from Southern Hospitality :)

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  22. Oh my, take a bow!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.
    I made a similar wreath which was showcased on my blog last Monday.

    Have a blessed day!

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  23. I love your burlap wreath! I'm going to have to try to make one of these!

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  24. Great job! Congratulations! I like it better without the nest and more flowers. Beautiful.

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  25. Looks GREAT! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  26. Beautiful and not a crazy huge project that needs lots of supplies, Love it!

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  27. I love your wreath! I went out and bought supplies after I saw Top This Top That. I haven't made mine yet, but after seeing yours it's on my to do list this week! Thanks so much for sharing this at Project Queen!

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  28. What a totally fun wreath! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! We're doing a link party on the blog for the Pinterest Challenge, this would be perfect for it (and we have prizes, a winner and features)

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  29. Hey, I don't know if you saw this, but you won the Pinspired & Rewired Challenge! Please contact me with your info, so I can pass it along to Pick Your Plum!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinspired-rewired-winner.html

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  30. Love this wreath! Great job. I'm a new follower.

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}

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  31. Wonderful and thanks for the great instructions!

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  32. So cute! I really love how it turned out. I am a big fan of all the burlap wreaths, too.

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  33. Love how your wreath turned out! This wreath has become quite the hit!
    laura

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  34. Love this wreath! I will have to make one for my front door.

    M. Williams

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  35. So, this is wreath! Thank you for this step by step process on how to make this creative and attractive design. This is good for Christmas!

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  36. I made a burlap wreath using your tutorial last night. It turned out awesome!!

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  37. I love this just made one, it was super easy and came out so cute!!

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  38. OMG it is beautiful wish I could sell them I would totally rich :)

    Beautiful-Mother

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  39. Love it , but like Maury I don't get how you thread the burlap wire into the frame to attach it. I sure want to learn how to make these i love burlap and leopard print !

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  40. I'm having so much trouble trying to find the burlap. Everyone is out and on the Internet its 3 times the price. If anyone has any ideas. Been to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Fabric Store. No luck.

    dkelleytn1@hotmail.com

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    1. I have found it at most WalMart stores in the craft or sewing areas. Hope that helps.

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  41. I found a burlap wreath on Etsy recenly that was over $100. So, decided to make my own and thankfully found this blog! I made my wreath tonight and it was so easy! Diane Kelley, I bought my burlap ribbon this week at Hobby Lobby. At the HL I go to, they had different widths, colors, etc. and it was all on the same aisle as the dried moss. It was half off of $14 (so, $7 on sale) for 30 feet.

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  42. Kris and Kani,

    I too was confused on how to attach the burlap...after investigation just weave it in and out of the rings and just don't pull tight. Hope that helps!!!

    Can't wait to make mine tonight!!

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  44. It really look simple and very nice.

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  45. Love it! What size burlap did you use (width)?

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  46. Very creative. You catch my attention with your wreath, very beautiful.

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  47. Like you, I first saw this on Top This Top That. I couldn't figure out how to make it from Laura's instructions but after reading the comments from her site I was told about your website. I was able to figure it out from your tutorial, thanks! One question, how do you attach the embellishments? Thanks

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  48. How did you add the flowers and bow? With hot glue?

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  49. Very beautiful, however I just purchased small roll of the burlap like you show in your pic to make bows and a roll cost me $12.99 plus tax at a fabric store. What a rip off. You got yours at a great price.

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  50. When I tried mine this way you can see the wreath wire. How do I prevent this?

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  51. Does it matter where you attach the floral wire at with the burlap on it as your just starting out? Beautiful wreath! ertownley@aol.com

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  52. What a beautiful wreath! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas.

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  53. When you made your tutorialfor your two and a half rolls of burlap ribbon did you use 16 foot or did you use 30 foot?

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  54. This is very creative and I like the way it is.

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  55. That's so pretty. I never thought of making one myself. Sort of strange, since I sew and do crafts. I guess I jut don't usually get much into wreaths. However, I saw a mini wreath a few days ago and started thinking of possibilities, so here I am ;-)

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