I have always wanted to have a big fluffy burlap wreath with interchangeable attachments for every holiday. Something basic and classic that I can dress up and down as I wanted and create my own attachments for all kinds of occasions.
Putting together your own burlap wreath is really simple and very forgiving. I am really happy with how my first attempt came out.
You will need:
Wreath form – I found mine at dollar tree
Roll of burlap – I found mine at Walmart. 6″ wide and 10 yards long
Pipe cleaners – I stole these babies out of my kids craft supplies
To start your wreath, unroll your burlap and fold the end into a point. Fold the point over the outside of the wire wreath frame and secure with a small piece of pipe cleaner. I thread the pipe cleaner right through the burlap and twisted the pipe cleaner to secure. I snipped any extra pipe cleaner off.
Pull loops of burlap through the frame and scrunch the burlap up to the cross wires. If you would like an extra fluffy wreath, make larger loops. If you would like a more tightly packed wreath, make smaller loops and scrunch the loops tighter.
Flip the wreath over, twist the burlap and pull loops in the other direction. If needed make adjustments to you loops.
I wanted a nice fluffy wreath so I kept the loops large and didn’t scrunch my burlap too tightly. The picture below shows 2 sections of my wreath complete.
I ended the wreath the same way I started it, by folding my burlap to a point and securing around the wire frame with a piece of pipe cleaner. I wanted to make sure that because I went with large loops, nothing shifted on me. So I added just a couple extra pieces of pipe cleaner to a few sections to make sure it was attached super well.
And this is the finished product! A perfectly puffy wreath just waiting for some embellishments!
As mentioned, this process was supper forgiving and I was able to fluff up my loops and make adjustments as needed.
Have fun making a wreath of your own!