I am quite positive this won’t be the first burlap wreath tutorial you’ve seen. And it probably won’t even be your last.
So to stand out and give you more bang for your buck, today I’m not only going to show you how to make a festive COLORED burlap wreath of your own but I’m also going to show you how to make it work double duty.
I’ll show you what I mean by double duty in just for a moments, but let’s get started on your wreath shall we?
Metal Wreath Form
Topper Bow Ribbon/Burlap
I used a 16″ metal form, and my lime green burlap ribbon came 10 yards per roll, and you can see I used two rolls.
I’ll be honest, I could’ve used a little bit of a third roll but it was leftover burlap from a craft goodie bag and I was determined to make it work so I compensated with an oversized topper bow. So let’s just say for a 16″ wreath form, you’ll need about 25-30 yds of your desired colored burlap.
To make life easy, I cut each roll of my 10 yards of burlap into 4 equal sized strips so that it was easier to work with.
Find the center of your burlap strip and attach it to the wreath form with the floral wire.
Now, make a loop and begin working to the right. Pretend you’re wrapping the bottom of a Coke can- about that size of a loop.
Twist the floral wire around the base of the loop to secure in place.
Now, make another loop.
When you finish going to the right, use the remaining strand and work toward the left.
Alternate your loops up, down, and in the center. Use your wreath form sections as a guide.
Loop, attach. Loop, attach.
As you run out of your ribbon, repeat with the remaining pre-cut burlap strips.
Once you’ve gone all the way around, spend some time “fluffing” all your loops to make sure you have your wreath form covered.
Pull, fluff, and twist in place to cover all the floral wire and/or wreath.
Make yourself a topper bow, add a spider and marvel at your handiwork!
Wait just one second.
Isn’t Halloween in a mere two weeks? Little late for spiders, right?
Not at all!
Once Halloween passes, change out that spider with a monogram.
Or maybe a little chalkboard welcome sign.
You are so far ahead of the game for Christmas decor (without looking overly Christmas-y) you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood!
One wreath. Two occasions.
Double duty at its best!