Burlap or jute wreaths are so easy to make! You can dress them up, or leave them casual–and decorate them for any season. Here are examples of my two most recent creations, along with the steps so you can hang one on your door today.
This one was made for Mother’s Day.
This one was a “No-Sew, No-Glue” burlap wreath makeover. I wanted something more full.
Burlap or Jute Garland (or your former No-Sew Wreath)
Corsage Style Ornaments (instructions posted on October 16, 2014)
Prepare your materials:
Garland and Ribbon:
Decide how many strips of material you will want to use; the one pictured has three strips of burlap and one strip of decorative ribbon. To measure the length needed for each strip, hold the material against the outside edge of your wreath form and wrap the material around it at least 1 ½ times. This will give you enough extra fabric to “poof.”
Floral Wire for Securing Garland:
Measure out a few strand of wire to be readily available. Basically, these just need to be long enough to wrap around the thickness of your wreath form. Give yourself enough extra to allow for easy twisting of the ends—you can trim off any excess once the wreath is finished.
Create Your Wreath:
I began by taking apart my original wreath; this was easy as I created it with the idea of changing it with the seasons—it was just a matter of untwisting some wire. I’ll be using the same process to make this new version.
Gather the ends of your fabric strips, hold them against your wreath form, and secure with a wire twisted in the back like a twist tie.
Now it is just a matter of playing with the fabric; securing it at the end of each section with a twisted piece of wire.
Once you’ve finished the body of your wreath, it’s time to add your decorative elements. I’ve used some corsage-style bouquets created by taking apart elements of floral stems and re-securing them with florist tape. These little bouquets are on florist wire. To attach, simply place the bouquet against your wreath, between two of the “poofs,” and wrap the wire stem around the wreath. Finish by bringing the end of the wire back around your bouquet and pinch it closed.
Take a good look at your wreath—play with the fabric, adjusting the “poofs” so they cover the twist ties. Once you are happy with the result, turn the wreath over and trim off any excess wire.