You love those fluffy burlap wreaths. Sometimes they are simple and sometimes they are multicolored and all tricked out with all kinds of doodads added to them. But you say you don’t know how to make a burlap wreath. No problem, today I will show you step by step and it is very easy!
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First thing is to gather your supplies. A little bit of wire and wire cutters will help you make sure when you begin your wreath doesn’t come undone. A wire wreath frame, burlap ribbon and scissors are a must. I used an 18″ wire wreath frame for mine and 4″ wide burlap ribbon.
Just to make sure the beginning of my wreath is secure, I fed a short piece of wire through the burlap and secured it tightly around the wire wreath frame. You are going to start feeding the burlap ribbon between the wires of the frame. It is important to keep all of the loops the same size.
The next step is important, you are going to take the burlap that is loose inside the center of the wreath and twist it tightly two times and then begin to make the loops back through the spaces between the wires, now moving from the inside of the wreath to the outside.The arrow above points to the twist. The twist makes a large enough “bump” or “knot” (not really a knot) in the burlap that it will not be pulled through the wire to un-do your wreath. This is not how everyone does it, but it is how I make mine. Now you are just going to ‘scrunch’ the loops down toward the end of that section of the wire wreath and repeat the process again and again as you move around the wreath form.You do not need to add as many loops in each section as I did, I just wanted my wreath really full, and in the humidity of Florida, if I am going to use this out of doors, I don’t want any of the loops to droop.
You can see how loose the loops are until you ‘scrunch’ them up in each section, as you finish a section.
There you have your basic burlap wreath and now you can trim it out for whatever holiday or occasion you want to celebrate. Here is how my wreath looked on my front door, but now it is hanging on my pantry door right by my kitchen. It makes me smile whenever I look at it! I do feel that way, I am always happy to have guests!This is one of the best thing about a burlap wreath, you can trim out your wreath for any holiday and use it throughout the year. The burlaps holds up very well, even in the elements, so you should have your wreath to use for a long time.