A burlap wreath tutorial is perfect if you want to transform your outdoor home this season. If you love all of the burlap wreaths that you see on Pinterest, in home decor magazines and at your favorite arts and crafts store, but have been afraid to make them, then this quick and easy tutorial is for you! All you will need are some simple materials such as burlap ribbon, a wire wreath frame, and other tools to get started with. What we love about burlap wreaths are their versatility. They can be rustic and vintage looking or you can make them modern with simple embellishments. Don’t feel like you have to make your burlap wreath look exactly like the ones you see on Pinterest – Burlap Wreaths. Be creative and start with this one first, then move on to different sized shape wreaths, different ribbon types, and more.
Burlap Wreath Tutorial for Beginners
Image via – Etsy – Sunflower Burlap Wreath – Our Sentiments
Learn from this Burlap Wreath Tutorial:
Before you get started take a trip to your local arts and crafts store or you can get all of your supplies online. We have created a materials list for you to go from. Feel free to try different types of burlap ribbon. They come in all types of colors, embellished with lace, gold, silver and more. Think of the occasion, setting your wreath will be displayed in. Choose colors that will compliment your front door, your fireplace, or even over a mirror in your bedroom can be gorgeous.
Image via: Etsy – Chevron Burlap Wreath – Cindi Davis1
How to Make a Burlap Wreath Video
Link to burlap wreath tutorial video.
Burlap Wreath Materials
- Roll of 6″ wide Burlap Jute Ribbon * (30 feet long) : (Ideas for Types of Ribbon Burlap with White Lace Ribbon, Burlap with Red Lace Ribbon, Chevron Print Burlap Ribbon )
- 12 inch Wire Wreath Frame Form: (Ideas for Types of Wire Frames – Heart Wire Wreath Frame, Square Wire Wreath Frame, Star Wire Wreath Frame)
- 6 Black Pipe Cleaners cut into 6″ pieces
- Wired Ribbon, 2-1/2-Inch Natural Color
- Leaves and flowers to decorate if you’d like to add after the wreath is completed
- Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks – to attach leaves and flowers
Directions for Making a Burlap Wreath:
1. Use one end of the burlap ribbon to make a knot around the wire wreath. You can also secure the burlap with a piece of string or pipe cleaner.
2. Push the burlap into one of the sections of the form. Be sure to twist it so that the loop is sideways (this ensures that the wire wreath form is covered).
3. Continue making loops but make sure that the next “bubble” in the wreath is next to the one you just did. This helps hold the previous loop in place. Keep the loops even in size as you push the burlap through the form.
Image via: Little Lovely Leaders
4. Continue making loops until the wreath is as full as you want. You can make all your “bubbles” the same size or vary the size for a more asymmetrical finished burlap wreath.
5. Cut off the burlap if you have extra.
6. Make another knot to complete the wreath or tuck the end into the bubbles.
7. Use pipe cleaners to keep the burlap in place on the back of the wreath.
Extra Tips for your Burlap Wreath Tutorial:
Depending on if you want to embellish your wreath with flowers or bows you can hot glue on your accessories or you can create your own bow from Wired Ribbon, 2-1/2-Inch Natural Color.
1. Hot glue the leaves, flowers, bows, and other ornaments you may have.
2. Watch the wreath video above to learn how to attach the wire ribbon bow.
Once you’ve completed your wreath, step back and decide if it’s how you envisioned. If you need to add more embellishments, more colored wire ribbon, or if it looks good for your home. If you have any ideas of how you make your burlap wreaths, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section!
Looking for more Burlap Wreath Ideas?
Check out these seasonal burlap wreath tutorials, also on How to Make a Burlap Wreath:
How to Make a Multicolored Ribbon Wreath
Image via: Etsy – Sandplum Studio… – Multi-colored burlap ribbon wreath
You can make a similar wreath like this, or purchase this one from Sand Plum Studio on Etsy.
How to Make a Burlap Ribbon with Pretty Colored Burlap
Image via: Etsy – All Doors Wreaths – Colored Burlap Ribbon Wreath
How to Make a Burlap and Deco Mesh Wreath
Image via: Etsy – Craft N Relax – Deco Mesh Wreath Ideas
Don’t see a burlap wreath tutorial you’ve been looking for? Leave us a comment of the style you’d like to see created and we may add it to our upcoming wreath tutorials. 🙂
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Eileen Keatts says
Thanks so much for this step-by-step video. It’s the most helpful one I’ve seen and I’ve referred to it several times to tweak my technique. I’m now making burlap wreaths that I, and others, love! You helped me immensely with my new hobby and for that I’m grateful! Best wishes!
Debra Sergel says
I loved your video, but I’m confused about the part where you secure the sections with a pipe cleaner. I can’t see from the video if you secure all of the back, or just one or two to a wire. Can you describe in words how you do it? Thank you, and I can’t wait to get started!
Ronique Gibson says
The videos displayed here are not mine. They are found on YouTube to hopefully assist in making the wreaths. I personally made this burlap wreath on Creative Live here: http://blog.creativelive.com/how-to-make-a-burlap-wreath-a-delightful-diy-gift-idea/ – it should help you with the pipe cleaners. You basically tie them first on one side – then bunch burlap through. Then you will push the ends of the pipe cleaners through to the backside after twisting them.
valarie jansing says
Thank you so much for showing the hard parts in the beginning and the encouragement. People only see the ‘easy highlight reel’ these days and get frustrated when things get hard.
Great tutorials with burlap. I love every idea!
Sharing some cool tutorials
Thanks so much for such a great tutorial!
Thank you, it’s beautiful and looks easy. Question, will the looped through unsecured burlap come off the frame with repeated use of the wreath or does the securing after three rows keep that from happening?
Ronique Gibson says
You can secure the burlap on the back with pipe cleaners if you’re concerned that it won’t be secure 🙂