The burlap wreath. So simple and so cute. And guess what! It is actually pretty easy to make. Who would have thought?
What you need
– A wire wreath form.
– 2 rolls of burlap ribbon.
– A roll of accent ribbon( for the bow)
– Hot glue gun( for the bow)
– Sharp scissors.
– Some thin wire. You could use floral wire. I happened to have a roll of copper wire in my stash. It just needs to be able to thread through the burlap.
NOTE- For this project I use all 4 inch wide ribbon.
First you need a length of the wire. Then you just thread it though the burlap. Easy.
Gather it and attach it to the outside edge of the wreath.
Go ahead and unroll your burlap ribbon. You will be pulling the whole length back and forth through the form. I found it easiest to sit down and hold the form between my knees.
Then you just thread the burlap through the wire form working your way from the outside to the inside. Then from the inside to the outside. Make sure that you pull your loops out with the same looseness. On my first one, I noticed I had started tight and it loosened up as I went. Not so great for an overall look.
One roll and halfway there! Add your next roll of burlap the same as the first.
Done! Now for the bow.
Place your accent ribbon at the top of the wreath like so, to get an idea of how big you want your bow before you cut. You will be folding the length behind the back and gluing it in place.
Use your hot glue gun and glue down the the lose ends to the back center.
Then for the center of the bow you cut a short length of the ribbon. Then you glue the outside edges to the center.
Wrap around and glue in place. I went ahead and cut a length of wire and threaded it through the back.
Then you cut your tails. Thread the wire though and hot glue in place.
And last you tie your bow to your wreath. With the wire is should be super easy to change out your bows with the season.
I hope this was a helpful DIY!
For those popping over from Mary Organizes here is the wreath I made for Mary. Plus one of the three I made for neighborhood girls as baby shower gifts.
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