Who knew that a cotton wreath would be so popular? Cotton bolls as decorative items are so on trend right now that you will often see cotton boll branches and cotton wreaths in home décor. If you are a big fan of seasonal wreaths, look for some very authentic looking faux cotton stems at your local arts & crafts store and use them to make a charming, beautiful cotton wreath. For those of you who love rustic wreaths we invite you to follow our Rustic Wreath‘s board on Pinterest, here.
How to Make a Rustic Cotton Wreath
Image via: Etsy – Cotton Wreath – Keleas
We’re going to show you how to make a wreath by using cotton bolls. The wreath uses very authentic looking faux cotton stems and burlap that will add a rustic, farmhouse style to your home.
Materials: Cotton Boll Wreath Making Supplies
18-inch grapevine wreath
1 roll of burlap ribbon
Faux cotton boll branches
How to Make a Burlap & Cotton Wreath Video:
This video is for a wire wreath form and burlap ribbon/cotton wreath, unlike the grapevine wreath shown in the materials. We couldn’t find a video for a grapevine wreath with cotton sprigs. You can look at our grapevine wreath tutorials if you need help with making a grapevine wreath. 🙂
For a link to the burlap ribbon and cotton wreath, click here.
Image via: Etsy – Cotton Boll Wreath – Dat Dixie Decor..
How to Make a Cotton Boll Wreath Directions:
- Take the cotton branches and cut the excess of the stems with wire cutters. Place one branch on the grapevine wreath and secure it by wrapping the stem around the wreath form with a piece of floral wire. Fasten wire in a couple of places to attach the branch properly to the wreath.
- Attach the second branch in a way so that it covers the stem of the first branch. Secure it with a couple of floral wire pieces. Repeat the process for the rest of the branches.
- Make two or three layers of cotton boll branches on the wreath so that it looks full. Add some faux greenery and other faux flowers if you wish.
- Make a bow with burlap ribbon and attach it to the wreath with glue or floral wire. It will give the wreath a natural, neutral, and rustic look.
You can use varying shades of brown, white, and cream or any other color of burlap ribbons to give the wreath a more interesting look. The end product is a fairly simple but beautiful cotton wreath that will look pretty no matter where you place it inside your home.
Don’t feel like making a cotton boll wreath from scratch? We love this one cotton boll wreath from
Image via: Etsy – A Charming Cotton Wreath – Crooked Tree Creation
You can use this beautiful cotton wreath as a wall mount hanging over a mantel, over your bed, or on top of a mirror, chalkboard, or vintage window. The wreath will exude simplicity and natural texture but if you want to transform it into a holiday wreath, just ad red or silver bows. The wreath is suitable for indoor use only as it will not withstand the wear and tear of outdoor weather.
For more natural wreath ideas look through our natural wreath category!