Monday, October 8, 2012

Simple Burlap Wreath


This is a super quick and inexpensive burlap wreath for the Fall. 
Your supplies include:
Green Foam Round Wreath Form (Dollar Tree)
Hot Glue Gun
From your burlap (48" wide), you will want to cut four 1/2" strips.  Start covering your foam wreath with these strips overlapping them.  I like to start mine with a couple of pins for security.  I put a dab of hot glue on the sharp point of the pin and then push it thru the burlap into the foam.  If you use just hot glue, it will melt the foam. 
As you wrap the foam form (say that three times fast), overlap  the strips and use the straight pins with a dab of glue as mentioned above.
At this point, you will want to cut your ruffles as follows:
2 widths of 5"
2 widths of 3"
2 widths of 2"
We will start hot gluing the 5" ruffle first.  Start with pinning it down and then lay hot glue down and scrunch the burlap up into ruffles. Ever so often, add a pin.   Overlap the second strip and continue till you have it all the way around.
Now, add the 3" strip in the same manner.  Next, add the 2" strip.
Then I added a small berry garland around the center and accented with a few colored leaves and one sunflower.
Now, wasn't that easy??
It took less than an hour after cutting out the burlap.  This is a small wreath.  It finished out about 16" across.  This size would be perfect for a window or a mirror.
Hope you enjoy this tutorial!
Till next time, Judy


  1. That looks lovely! Perfect for fall.

  2. Boy, you're good! What will you think of next?

  3. Judy, Love the autumn wreath and the easy tutorial! Perfect for fall. Thanks so much for the beautiful wreath inspiration!

  4. Very nice, and I love how it can be spruce up in so many different ways.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  5. So brilliant! Amazing! Another project for Book 2!

    Cheery wave from

  6. LOVE your wreath, it's just perfect!

  7. Hi Judy and this is so darling! Less than an hour? Wow, I'm impressed. ;)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Hi Judy,
    This is a great wreath. Perfect for Autumn but I can see it decorated for Christmas too! Thanks for following me at Pinehurst Cottage. Actually...right now we live 9 hours away from the cottage but we do hope to retire there eventually.

  9. It's really beautiful! And so easy to change around for the seasons. The last time I tried to make a wreath it looked so bad I've been afraid to try again, but you do make this look easy!

  10. It's charming, Judy. I'd make one but hot glue guns and I don't get along. I've even written a post about it!


  11. Your wreath looks great! I love the ruffles - so cute!



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