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Burlap Wreath Tutorial Cover

I have made plenty of wreaths over the years but never with burlap. I researched a few tutorials I came across on Pinterest and decided to try a few of the techniques used. After a few hours and several different techniques I was about to give up on making a new Christmas wreath. Eventually I came up with my own technique that gave me the fluffy looking burlap wreath I was envisioning.

I have made plenty of wreaths over the years but never with burlap. I researched a few tutorials I came across on Pinterest and decided to try a few of the techniques used. After a few hours and several different techniques I was about to give up on making a new Christmas wreath. Eventually I came up with my own technique that gave me the fluffy looking burlap wreath I was envisioning.

Supplies Needed:Supplies

  • floral wire or pipe cleaner
  • scissors
  • wire wreath
  • burlap

 

I believe my wire wreath frame was 24″. Since my frame was so large I used two rolls of 6″ x 10 yd rolls of burlap ribbon from Linen Table Cloth.

 

Step 1

This is one technique I did find in another tutorial that I really liked.

Cut a piece of wire about 10″ long and carefully weave the wire through the burlap. Once you have weaved the wire through the burlap, hold both ends of the wire and slide the burlap towards the center of the wire. Once gathered, secure the gathers by twisting the wire tightly around the burlap.

Step 1 Gathered

Using the same wires you secured your gathers with, you can now attach to the outer edge of your wreath frame. Step 2 Attached to WreathMeasure Burlap

I wanted all of my loops to be a close to the same size so I devised my own method to measure the sections before I wired the loops to the frame. You can certainly eyeball your loops or use a ruler.  I utilized two of the sections lengthwise to get the same length for each of my loops prior to wiring my loops to my frame. Be sure to cut your wire long enough to form your loop and to secure it to the frame.

 

StepsAfter you have your burlap measured to your desired loop size, you will attach the wire used to make your loop to the third section of frame.

You will repeat this process: outer edge to third frame section. I never attached any of my loops to the second or inner frame edge.

In one of my previous attempts I triedto attach my loops to all four sections and my loops were not as puffy as I wanted them.

Be sure not to tie your wire to tight as you want your loops to move freely on the frame. This will not affect your finished wreath.

Finished No Bow

Now that I have completed looping my burlap around the entire frame, I can move the loops around as needed and fluff the loops.

Bow

The best part of making my own wreaths is selecting the ribbon for my bows.

Fortunately, after Christmas last year I was able to get a great deal of Christmas ribbon at Michael’s Craft Store. I had so many different spool of ribbon to chose from I could barely decide.

Finished with BoxFor my wreath I do not want to add anything other than a bow. If I had chosen a smaller wreath frame I might have added berries or holly.

Now it’s time to hang my new Christmas wreath outside and enjoy it!

Christmas Burlap Wreath Finished (1)

I hope you have found my tutorial helpful. Stay tuned for my next tutorial, How to Make A Bow!

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