Easy Burlap Wreath with Corsage Style Ornaments

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.

 Mother's Day Wreath by rlc

This one was made for Mother’s Day.

 

Autumn Burlap Wreath by RLCThis one was a “No-Sew, No-Glue” burlap wreath makeover. I wanted something more full.

 

Materials:

Wreath Form
Burlap or Jute Garland (or your former No-Sew Wreath)
Ribbon (optional)
Floral Wire
Wire Cutters
Corsage Style Ornaments (instructions posted on October 16, 2014)

Steps:

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. Autumn Burlap Wreath Start rlc

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. Floral Tape Tutorial 006 rlc

 

 

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. Autumn Burlap Wreath Back rlc

No Glue Burlap Wreath Dressed Up for Fall

Fall Burlap Wreath by RLCI finally invited autumn into our home. To me, a wreath is a sign of welcome and prosperity; an invitation for each season to share her gifts. So today, I re-dressed my No Sew No Glue Burlap Wreath in the colors of the season.

For those of you who missed the original post, below is a picture of my summer wreath. The beauty of this wreath is that it is so easy to change it up for each season or holiday. By creating decoration “picks” there is no need for glue. You can make the wreath as thick and “poufy” as you like just by altering the amount of material you use, how many sections you create and how much you “pouf” the fabric. (Click here for original instructions).  Burlap Wreath Summer by RLCA

For the fall makeover I removed all the buttons and ribbons from the original wreath. Next, I chose two types of ribbon—tucking one end of each under the wire behind the burlap fabric at the bottom (you could also pin the ends in place). I brought the ribbons around the wreath, tying them into place with some twine.

Imitation flowers tucked under the same hidden wire behind the fabric at the bottom along with a pick made from some fall leaves (clipped from a garland) create the focal point. The makeover took about ten minutes.

Burlap Wreath Fall Focal by RLC

Check Out Another Easy Wreath
This one is made in the same way but with wired stems that twist into place! Autumn Burlap Wreath by RLC

Do you enjoy making wreaths? Tell us about your favorite! What types of base do you prefer? Silk flowers or dried? Is there a family story that goes along with your wreath?

No-Sew-No-Glue Burlap and Bead Wreath

This wreath is so simple to make. No sewing, no glue—just the wreath form, some No Sew No Glue Burlap Wreath by rlcwire, and some beads.

While traipsing through the aisles at Michaels craft store, I spied two adorably sweet burlap wreaths decorated with ribbons and silk flowers. This looked like a fun and simple craft to share! Of course, I had to change it up a bit…

Tools:

Burlap or Jute:Burlap Wreath Tools
Burlap garland should be available by the roll at the local craft store. The strip is 10 yards long by 5/12 inches wide and it cost about seven dollars. In a pinch you could use strips of any stiff fabric.

Wreath Form:
There are several different types of wreath forms available at the local craft store. I used a metal form, but you might also try one of the flat wood forms. You can also craft your own by cutting a large circle from a piece of heavy cardboard.

Twist Ties/Wire:
You will need something to secure each section of fabric, I used floral wire but you could also use twist ties or pipe cleaners.

You will also need wire to go through your beads and buttons. You could use floral wire here also provided the wire fits through your bead. I used soft, copper jewelry wire.

Wire cutters

Ribbon, beads, and other embellishments.

Directions:

Measure out three strips of burlap. Each strip should be equivalent to 1 ½ time around your wreath to allow extra material for “poofing.”

Secure all three strips to your wreath with a twist tie. Burlap Wreath Directions 1

Now you can begin making your sections. This is basically fiddling with the three strips to make “poofs” around your wreath. Play with how the strips lay against each other. Try folding one strip a bit to add additional interest. Apply a twist tie at the end of each section.Burlap Wreath Directions 2

When you’ve worked you way around the wreath turn it over and trim your twist ties.

Now comes the fun part! It’s time to embellish your creation. If you will be tying ribbons around your gathered sections do so now.

Cut a length of wire for each bead or button. The length depends on how thick your bead is but two or three inches should do the trick.Burlap Wreath Directions 3

Thread your bead or button onto the wire. Pinch the wires together at the back and twist the two ends together to form a pick.

Insert your picks into the burlap. They only need to go through one strip of fabric. Pinch the fabric between the bead and your wire pick to secure.

This is a very simple version that Burlap Wreath Directions 4can be made even more decorative by applying some basic jewelry making techniques; since there is no glue or sewing to worry about, you can change the embellishments anytime!

Burlap Wreath FinalShow us your wreath! If you make a No-Sew-No-Glue Burlap Wreath we’d love to see it! Send me a note via the comment section if you’d like to post a picture of your wreath here at Museiddity.

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Update: See this wreath dressed up for Fall!

Fall Burlap Wreath by RLC

Check Out Another Easy Wreath! This Burlap Wreath with Corsage Style Ornaments only requires florist wire and a bit of florist tape.

Autumn Burlap Wreath by RLC