I love wreaths but admittedly with all the adult craft tutorials I have, I didn’t have one on how to make a burlap wreath. So I am going to show you how to make a burlap wreath using a wire coat hanger and a roll of burlap or burlap ribbon. When you’re done, you can embellish it with pretty silk flowers, little pumpkins and scarecrows, or berries and twigs.
How to make a burlap wreath
I’ve never really been a wreath maker so I don’t have a lot of wreath crafts on this blog. I love wreaths and have seen some gorgeous ones, but when I make adult craft projects they tend to be wall art or home decor items. BUT when I saw this video on Facebook (via Just Call Me Homegirl) showing how to make a burlap wreath I knew I wanted to make one right away! In fact, instead of giving you the complete step by step here, I’m including the video below since it shows just how easy it is.
Now that I’ve discovered how fun and easy making wreaths really is I’ve been collecting quite a few ideas. I really like this Indian Corn Wreath idea and think I’ll try making one of those next!
Tips from experience
I made this wreath in September 2015. A few weeks after I noticed that the weight of the burlap started giving in to gravity and shifting down the hanger. I would recommend using something as a spacer in between every other fold of burlap. Maybe add small wads of modeling clay to the hanger or even just hot glue the burlap to the hanger as you go.
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Here’s what you will need:
First I suggest watching the video because I’m not going to show you any of the assembly steps. It’s one motion repeated over and over. So please watch then come back. :) Basically you need to use some small pliers to help you unwrap the wire hanger. Stretch it out and form a circle, creating hooks at each end so you can join it together when you’re done. Then thread the burlap on per the video instructions (see my “experience tip” above). When you’re done adding burlap, join the hooked ends and tighten them with the pliers so they don’t come unhooked.
Use a hot glue gun to embellish the wreath with your silk flowers. Tie lace ribbon into a bow and glue to the top of the wreath.
Now that you know how to make a burlap wreath you have an easy and awesome idea for holiday gifts AND no excuse not to have a wreath on your door. It’s the perfect way to decorate the outside before people come inside!
While I really haven’t had that many wreaths on my blog, I do have this denim scrap wreath tutorial for you that I absolutely love!
More of my burlap crafts
And if it’s burlap crafts that you love, you might like my vintage jewel burlap wall letters and my burlap & doily luminaries. And it’s kind of funny actually, but these bleached burlap vintage jewelry luminaries are kind of a cross between the other two projects I mentioned!
More burlap crafts
- I love some of the burlap crafts I’ve found around, including this coastal burlap wall art from Sand & Sisal.
- And this burlap and ribbon pillow from Country Chic Cottage.
- Home Stories A to Z shows you how to make burlap light shades.
- Just Paint It uses spray paint to create a fun leaf themed burlap pillow.
Hope you enjoyed learning how to make a burlap wreath! Have fun!