How to Make a Burlap Wreath

comments (2) April 3rd, 2015     

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What's the first thing you think of when someone says the word burlap? Potato sack races? Gardening supplies? Burlap, also known as Hessian cloth, has come a long way and has quickly become a material that crafters of all types flock to.

Despite its rough texture and slightly messy craftermath (cutting burlap produces a lot of lint!), it's a very versatile material that yields projects from shabby chic home décor to rustic wedding essentials to clean and modern design accessories.

In this easy-to-follow excerpt from Beautiful Burlap by Alice Fisher (The Taunton Press, 2015), you'll learn how to use this multipurpose material to create a lovely wreath that features flowers also made from burlap. It's the perfect home décor for the spring and summer months.



  • 16-in. Styrofoam® wreath
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Straight pins
  • 3 colors of burlap, about ½ yard
  • of each
  • Scissors
  • Colored brads
  • Glue of your choice
  • Twine


1. Wrap the burlap ribbon around the wreath, overlapping each wrap slightly to achieve full coverage. Secure in the back with straight pins.

2. Cut daisy-shaped flowers freehand from the colored burlap. Cut various sizes, from 2 in. to 5 in. in diameter. Stack two or three of one color together and fasten in the center with a colored brad.

3. Glue 7 to 9 flowers onto the wreath in a pattern to your liking. Cut a 3-in. piece of twine, knot the two ends together, and glue the knot to the back top of the wreath to create a hanger.

TIP: If you love flowers, but aren't a fan of wreaths, feel free to leave the wreaths out of the picture! The flowers make wonderful décor for the walls of a child's room. Just cut the flowers, layer as desired, and tack in place on the wall. burlap flowers

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Comments (2)

Fabric1869 writes: great idea using burlap as a base. you can shrink it to make it tight by dipping in water to tidy up any floppy bits.
Posted: 6:04 am on May 29th
roselynbette writes: Very cute!
Posted: 2:55 pm on April 5th
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