I always get sad when the holidays are over and I have to put our decorations away. So this year I decided to replace the holiday wreath with one that can be displayed during the rest of the year. This burlap wreath is pretty popular as I’ve seen several tutorials for ones like this, however I changed mine a bit by using two colors and instead of gluing the the pieces to the base, I pinned them. I think it would be pretty cool to try it with three colors, so give it a try and show me yours.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 yards of each color of burlap (6 yards total)
Extra long multi-purpose pins
Ruler or cloth tape measure
Note: Burlap is very tough to handle with your fingers for as many folds as you will need for this project. I wore these gloves for part of the process to give my fingers a little break from the roughness.
Step 1: Cut burlap into squares. I cut 5″ x 5″, but you may cut any size you like. Don’t worry about making them perfectly even, a bit of difference in sizes adds character.
You will have a LOT of squares!
Step 2: Grab your square from the bottom center of the fabric and fold it in however you like to create something similar to the image below. Note, there are many ways to achieve this fold. I did a bunch of them throughout the project, to add more character to the finished product.
Step 3: Insert a pin into the bottom of your burlap fold, work it through the back to secure the fold, then bring it down through the bottom point to secure it into the Styrofoam.
Step 4: Start pinning in a row around the wreath, alternating colors one after the other. You can also do groupings of colors which would produce a nice look as well.
Step 5: When you’re done with one row, continue on with another until you can no longer see any Styrofoam.
Step 6: Finish your wreath off with a pretty bow. One of the things I like about this project is that you can change the bow anytime you like to create a “new” look for your wreath throughout the year. Enjoy!
Have a Fab You Bliss day!