Last year I had a Pinterest Party where we all made Fall or Winter wreaths. I really liked the wreath I made, but I had it on the back of my front door for a year and felt like it was time for a change. Why did I have it on the backside of my front door you ask? Because my husband kept voicing concern that someone would steal it if it was on the front. So, it stayed hidden from sight so that only we could see it. It’s a shame really.
I was determined to make a new wreath. One that I could change out with the seasons and one that would (hopefully) last for a long time. And after seeing another neighbor hang a very similar wreath on her front door, I knew that mine would be safe if I chose to do the same.
- 12″ Wire Wreath Base (bought at JoAnn Fabrics)
- Chipboard (already owned)
- Chalkboard Paint (already owned)
- Green Ribbon (already owned)
- Pumpkin (bought at JoAnn Fabrics)
- Two rolls of Burlap (bought at JoAnn Fabrics)
- Lace Ribbon (already owned)
- Harvest Leaves (bought at JoAnn Fabrics)
- Wire (already owned)
Let’s Get Started!
To begin, you want to take a piece of wire and thread it through your burlap. This is how you’ll attach it to your wire base. Then you will want to tie the burlap to the front of your wreath base. The wire is kind of tricky to work with so it may take you a few tries to get the burlap tied nice and tight.
Next, you will start making the loops with your burlap. Loop the burlap through the top, middle, and bottom opening. I liked to fluff my burlap out as I went so I could get a good visual of how it would look later on, but you can always put that off until later.
Occasionally you will want to push the burlap loops together so your wreath will be nice and full. If you don’t, then you’ll have a very loose wreath with lots of space in it (not my style, but it might be yours!).
Once you are done looping all of your burlap your wreath should look very similar (if not identical) to this:
And now you can start adding embellishments! I really liked the idea of lace ribbon on top of the burlap, so I gathered the lace every few inches and tied it with my wire. I then threaded the wire through the burlap and tied it in place.
And, as a last-minute addition, I decided to paint a piece of chipboard with chalkboard paint.
I then cut my chipboard down to the size I wanted and hole punched it so I could attach it to my wreath.
I had to bring a little bit of my country roots to the suburbs of Washington DC!
Are you a fan of the burlap wreath trend?