How to Make a Burlap Wreath

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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.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner

MATERIALS

  • 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

 

TO MAKE THE WREATH
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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