I’m not a huge decor gal but I figured I could pull something like this off and I even did it WITHOUT LOOKING ON PINTEREST. Yes, this project may be pinteresting, but it is all me, baby. Sorry, had to be proud of my homemaking skillz. That said, how about an easy tutorial to make a burlap wreath? You can reuse all the materials because there’s no gluing/tacking down/etc required! Since it’s a simple base, you can add little accents to adapt it to whatever season it is. There is a spring/summer version (blue gingham with canning rings), two patriotic versions (okay, the first is just a ribbon and the 2nd is a little more overt), and a fall version.
P.S. This took me 20 minutes, start to finish. That’s including the time it took me to figure out a few ugly ways to make it before I figured out this one. So don’t be intimidated! Give it a try!
Reusable Burlap Wreath Tutorial
by Rachel @ Mason Jar Values (formerly reprezent98201)
1. Gather necessary materials:
- Burlap (I bought a 5″ x 10 yard roll from Walmart for $5)
- Some old canning jar rings (people give me them because they know I love to can)
- 4″ x ~1.5 yards of fabric times 2 (I had this blue gingham lying around)
- Pinking shears – adds instant charm to the fabric
- 1 old wire hanger
2. Cut out your strips of fabric. Use pinking shears on all edges. Set aside until step 5.
3. Uncoil the hanger. Once you have the neck part untwisted, straighten out the entire thing. Then shape it into a circle, bending the wire as you go.
4. Spear one end of the wire through the end of the burlap ribbon. Then loosely wrap around the wire until you get to the point of one end of the wire circle overlapping with the other end. Hold both the wire covered portion of ribbon (the end that you started wrapping) and the part to be covered and wrap the burlap over both. At this point, you’ll now have a circle. Keep wrapping the burlap over the wreath you’ve now made until you run out of burlap.
5. Using one of your fabric strips, tie a knot around the end of the burlap ribbon.
6. Slide some canning rings on the open end of the fabric strip and wrap it around the wreath until it’s almost out and tie it to itself.
7. Take the other piece of fabric and wrap it around the opposite side of the wreath. Wrap around once or twice and tie a bow.
8. Hang on your front door!
Patriotic version #2
For this second version, shell out an entire dollar at your local craft store for these little skewers, cut the sticks shorter, and sneak through the holes in the burlap.
Going with the versatility of the burlap, I pulled off the garnishments (is that a word?) and grabbed a literal bunch of fake fall leaves from the bargain bin and paired it with some orange ribbon I had in my stash. Cut the leaves into different lengths and sneak into the burlap holes, tying the shiny orange ribbon in with them to play off the texture of the burlap and leaves.
UPDATE! Spring version
Y’all, I finished this one just before my mother-in-law came to visit a few weeks ago. This pic is from my instagram account (@mrszupke) and I just love the bright, cheery colors it has! She loves beauty in the ordinary so what better way to welcome her from all the way across the country than with a spring twist on my versatile burlap wreath? This one took 3 dried flowers from Michaels (hops, those pretty yellow things, and a big hydrangea) and some denim ribbon I already had. Super simple but super cute!
This is linked up at Teach Me Tuesdays…