Need a new wreath for the holidays? Why not make a classic burlap wreath that can be dressed up easily to match any of your holiday decor! I actually have never made a bunched burlap wreath before and was surprised at how easy it was! With just a few supplies and some time, I has this easy burlap Christmas wreath ready and hanging on my door!
This burlap wreath was pretty simple to make and didn’t cost too much money either. The burlap ribbon can be pricy, but I always buy it with a coupon at the craft store! Here’s where your 40% or 50% any item coupons at Joann’s or Michael’s come in handy.
To make one wreath, you’ll need:
burlap wreath frame (this one is an 18 in box wreath frame)
burlap wreath ribbon (I used 3 rolls of 4 in x 12 ft)
When I was shopping for burlap my local craft store only had three rolls left so that was all I got. It was enough to do this size wreath exactly. If you want larger bunches, you will want to pick up another roll or two. There are dozes of different types of burlap, some plain, some patterned and some that more texture to them. You can use any type you wish, just be sure to get the rolls, since it will be MUCH easier to make the wreath from! My burlap has a little sparkle to it.
To start, you will want to tie a knot with your burlap on the inner ring. Then to make the wreath, you will do tech same sets of motions over and over again until your wreath is full and finished.
Starting where you tied your ribbon, take the ribbon and push it through the first section, and then push some through the second section, and then push some through the third section. Next, you will grab the pieces you pushed through and hold them, then with your other hand, take the long piece hanging down under the wreath and twist it, then move it back to the first section again and push it through, then the middle section, then the last and repeat the process.
Each time you stick the pieces in each section and then twist and repeat, you will make your wreath more and more full, until it’s complete. If you run out of ribbon, just tie off your piece on one ring and then tie the new ribbon next to it and begin again. Once the whole wreath is complete, you can tuck the ends inside and you won’t even notice them. You can also fluff the ribbon to be sure none of the wire frame is showing.
At this point, you can decorate the wreath anyway you wish! You can purchase a pre-made bow, or make a bow like I did. To make this bow, I just made three regular bows and then tied them together with a small piece of the same ribbon. I hot glued the cranberries on first and then the bow on top.
Voila! Now your wreath is complete! Like I said above, if you like the look I have, three spools of ribbon would be fine, but if you want a fuller wreath, then be sure to get more, probably 5 or 6 total. I love how you can make this wreath perfect for any style decor depending on what you use to decorate it and how it would be great for fall too, just with some orange plaid ribbon and some pumpkins or dried leaves.