It's been a while since I have crafted. Since, it has been cold and rainy, I thought it was the perfect time to pick up some supplies and create an easy Fall DIY project. I'm a big fan of simple crafts that aren't time consuming yet look like a million bucks after you complete them. I made two wreaths in one hour (not bad). I made one as a gift for my grandmother's 80th birthday. I can't wait to surprise her with it.
For this project you will need:
(1) 12" Wire Wreath Frame (you can choose a bigger size but for beginners, start small)
(1) Roll of 4" wide Burlap (20 ft. Roll)
Ribbon of choice to hang wreath
Flowers and Accessories of choice to decorate
Hot Glue Gun
How to Create a Burlap Wreath Step by Step
- Preheat your glue gun before starting
- Tie a knot to start and to prevent the ribbon from sliding while you work
- Weave loops from section to section. Start from the top row and weave your way to the bottom row then weave back up to the top row until you complete the section.
- Continue step 2, until you weave your way all the way to the end.
- Tie a knot to complete
- If you are using fake flowers: pop the flowers off the stems
- Arrange your flowers on the wreath to your liking
- Hot glue all the accessories in place
Beginner Mistake: This was my first fall wreath DIY project. To me, 20 ft. of Burlap sounded like a lot. I thought I could make two wreaths from that one roll and but it wasn't enough because I made my wreath full. After wreath 1, I only had a couple feet leftover. For the second wreath, I used a smaller roll of burlap. I actually hot glued the loops together to hide the frame and make it look "fuller" than it actually was. I ran out of burlap at the end and "faked it" with some large flowers. Learn from my mistake, if you run out of burlap.. it's not the end of the world. Glue the loops together to hide the wire frame and use large flowers to cover gaps. Here is the finished result of the other wreath:
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Please tag @byamadesigns on Instagram if you have decided to attempt this DIY project yourself! I would love to see the beautiful wreaths that you have created.
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Amanda of AMA Designs & Interiors LLC.