How to Make a Burlap Wreath

I have always struggled with a wreath for our front door. Our door bakes in the morning sun and anything glued onto a wreath ultimately melts and falls off. I had a whole wreath of Christmas balls fall off one day. That was fun. I’m also not allowed near a glue gun. I may or may not have glued my fingers to one or two (or five) projects.

So when looking for a wreath for our front door, I normally end up not finding anything. And then I decided to jump on the burlap bandwagon. It didn’t require glue. It looked fairly simple. And I could switch it out through the seasons.

Well, three of those statements were true.

It didn’t require glue.

I could switch it out through the seasons.

But being simple? Well, it took me a few tries to get it just right.

Now I am going to help you by sharing what helped me!

How to Make a Burlap Wreath


You will need:

burlap wreath supplies

  • 3-4 Rolls of Burlap (depending on how fluffy you make your wreath)
  • 1 wire floral wreath
  • Tan Pipe Cleaners (cut in thirds)
  • Decorations

Fold the top of a small section of burlap into thirds. Using a pipe cleaner, attach your burlap to the wire floral wreath.

burlap wreath tutorial

Start weaving your burlap in the pattern below. Leave about 4-5 inches for the loops on each side. Don’t stress about how it looks now. We’ll fluff it later.

burlap wreath-4

Repeat the pattern. I put 5-6 rows per section on the wreath.

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When you finished, add your decorative touches. I also secured these on the wreath with pipe cleaners making it easy to swap out each season!

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Lastly, fluff and hang!

burlap wreath-1

Once I figured out the pattern, I had this done in about 20 minutes!

Warning: Burlap is very messy. And very, very itchy. If you can do this outside, I highly suggest doing so!

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  1. WOW, another craft I can handle! For the record, I’m terrified to see what sort of havoc I’d wreak with a glue gun…not to mention my craftier child. (Let’s just say my walls are pretty much fine art and leave it at that!) What I love is that it looks so meticulous in the close up, but the end result is a real beauty.

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