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:
- 3-4 Rolls of Burlap (depending on how fluffy you make your wreath)
- 1 wire floral wreath
- Tan Pipe Cleaners (cut in thirds)
Fold the top of a small section of burlap into thirds. Using a pipe cleaner, attach your burlap to the wire floral wreath.
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.
Repeat the pattern. I put 5-6 rows per section on the wreath.
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!
Lastly, fluff and hang!
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!