DIY Burlap Wreath
I love the look of a burlap wreath! And seeing how burlap wreaths are all the rage right now, I decided to try my hand at making one. It was a really easy project – but beware, burlap makes you itchy! I picked the simplest technique possible for my wreath which is using a wire coat hanger as your base.
Once you’ve created the wreath itself the sky’s the limit when it comes to personalizing it. The wreath in this post is a cute addition to any house, but you could easily modify the design to suit specific holidays, specific seasons, or specific colors or textures. The burlap wreath is a perfect blank canvas!
- 4″ roll of burlap, 20 ft. or more
- Wire coat hanger
- Four 5″ squares of fabric, 2 colors of your choice
- Shiny, sparkly brooch
- Hot glue gun
First things first, scour your house for a wire coat hanger. There must be one somewhere! Got it? Ok, now shape that sucker into a circle. Or as close to a circle as you can.
Untwist the top where it connects and poke it through the corner of your burlap.
Now go 2 inches down and over to poke it back through the bottom. Next, go through the opposite side 2 inches down. Sounds confusing, right? It isn’t when you are doing it. Basically you are zigzagging.
Time to cut out shapes for the flower. I roughly drew a 4 petal flower larger than my brooch on both of the denim fabric squares. I drew another 4 petal flower on the cream fabric squares making them larger than the denim ones.
Cut out all four flower shapes. I like to pull the threads out around the edges to make them fringey and rough. Another thing you could do is use pinking shears or something else similar to create a “fancy” edge for your fabric shapes.
Hot glue the flower shapes on top of each other making sure all the petals are showing. I pinned the brooch through all the flower layers and onto the wreath. I didn’t want to glue the flower to the wreath permanently because I want to switch out the flower for seasonal colored fabrics for each holiday. A pink and red flower for Valentine’s Day, orange and black flower for Halloween, etc. You could mix things up and use something other than a brooch each time – just make sure you glue a pin to the back of whatever creation you come up with so you can secure it to the wreath.
Now proudly hang your burlap wreath on your front door and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!