Friday, October 28, 2011

Rustic Burlap Wreath

Using items that I already had,
I made a burlap wreath
for the front door
to go with my Crow Pillow !

If you would like to make one, too,
you will need:
2 yds. 54 inch wide burlap
12 inch wreath frame
wire for securing burlap to wreath frame

Cut 5 burlap strips 9inches wide
cutting from selvage to selvage through the burlap.
No need to be precise ~ it's rustic
so just eyeball it.

Use one of the strips to wrap around your wreath frame.

Secure with wire, leaving a tail (this will be the hanger)
 and do not cut wire from the package.

Take another of the burlap strips and loosely fold in half with
the seam at the back.
(It won't stay, but this is the general shape you want your strips.)

With the longest piece at the back, fold a section over
and pinch to make a piece that looks similar to
a half of a bow.

Secure with the long piece of wire
(still attached to the carton)
wrapping around the wreath frame.

Continue folding and wrapping burlap
with the wire to the frame
covering the wire of the
proceeding fold with each
new one added.
When you run out of one piece of burlap
continue in the same manner with consecutive pieces
until the entire frame is covered.

I alternated the direction of the folds ~
first to the right and the next one a little toward
the left to help conceal the wire and give
a bit of a fuller look to the wreath.

I used 4 strips of burlap to complete the circle of the
wreath. You may need more or less, depending on how full
you want it to look and your folding technique.
When your wreath is as full as you like and have
completely covered the frame, cut the wire a few inches
long and twist together with the initial piece left
for the hanger to secure the burlap.

Embellish however you like.
I added a burlap bow ~ a piece of burlap
folded in a bow shape...

...and knotted with a second long strand
over the bow and wreath frame.

My finished rustic burlap wreath!
Ready to hang on the door!
When it is daylight!




Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Love love love it! I've been wanting to make one too with a sea shell or white starfish as an embellishment on the bow! Sort of farm coast look!
thank you for sharing it!

Linda Stubbs said...

Sweet!!!!!!!! Lady Farmer you are amazing! Very very nice! I just bought some you know what I am going to do with it!

Miss you in my life! Think of you often!

Blessings sweet the your Lord's day!

pilgrimscottage said...

What a beautiful wreath! I have some burlap but, didn't know what to do with it. Now I know. Thanks!

Mrs Georgina said...


You are so creative! I love it. Simple but beautiful!!

smile said...

che bella idea!!!!

Laura said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

I absolutely LOVE this idea! Because we live in the woods of Maine...I make a lot of evergreen wreaths...this will be such a wonderful change for me...and something for year round! Thanks again for sharing!

God bless,