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DIY Fall Burlap Wreath

It’s the perfect time of year to make this easy DIY Fall Burlap Wreath!

I love fall. It’s my favorite time of year. That’s probably because I grew up on a farm and when a farmer brings in the harvest… well, it’s always such a great feeling. In addition, I love all of the colors of the season, the cooler weather and all of the delicious aromas marinating in the air. 

DIY Fall Burlap Wreath

Recently, my husband and I moved into a condo. Therefore this will be our first fall season in our new home. Because of this move, I am gradually adding a few new pieces to our decor. Since I enjoyed making a DIY Patriotic Burlap Wreath earlier in the year, I decided I would make one for fall. I always love getting a great bargain. As a result I try to get my supplies when they are on sale. This fall burlap wreath project is no different.  

burlap rollsI found spools of burlap ribbon on sale for half price. Awww… great find! This ribbon is great because it has little tiny wires on the sides so it is easy to shape. For this particular wreath, I used three spools of each. 

fall wreath 1If you can make a loop and twist a little wire, then you can definitely make a wreath like this. Simply start by making a loop with the end of the burlap ribbon. Notice the tiny little wires on each side of the edges.

fall wreath2Pinch the burlap together at the base and carefully twist a 3 – 4-inch piece of craft wire around it.

fall wreath3Wrap the wire around the wire wreath frame and twist both ends together to secure the bow onto the frame. Cut the excess wire with wire cutters, or tuck them into the wreath as you go. If you make your wreath full enough no one will ever see the wires in back.

fall wreath4Since I had two different colors of burlap I crisscrossed them onto the frame. This helped to blend the colors together.

fall wreath5I secured each loop of burlap onto the frame. I did not cut the burlap ribbon, but would weave it back and forth across the wire frame. This made the wreath more uniform and my burlap ribbon didn’t fray.

fall wreath6Notice how the colors blend well?

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Repeatedly looping, twisting and blending the burlap ribbon until it covered the majority of the wire frame. Now I wanted to add some other colors with the addition of colorful flowers.

fall wreath8-1More artificial wildflowers.

fall wreath9Next, I wired each flower/greenery onto the wire frame. (Just like I did the burlap). Because I wanted the sunflowers to be the most noticeable I layered the flowers so that the sunflowers were on the top. 

fall wreath10For the final touch, I added a big ribbon. Again, I purchased some inexpensive ribbon at a dollar store.

fall wreath12I started to make the bow by making two loops with the ribbon and securing them with another strand of craft wire.

fall wreath13I kept looping the ribbon on each side while pinching in the center and securing with several twisted wires to keep everything in place.

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To finish the bow, I took one end of the ribbon and folded it over the center to cover the wires. I then brought the end of the ribbon through the newly formed loop in the center, (like tying), and left the remaining ribbon to hang at the bottom of the bow.

fall wreath15Once the bow was finished I attached it to the wreath and secured it with a longer piece of wire. I ‘fluffed’ the ribbon to make it fuller. This ribbon also had the tiny wire on the edges so it made it easy to form and maneuver into place.

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Since this wreath is rather large I worked on it over the course of three days. It would be easy to make it smaller simply by using a smaller wire wreath frameI used an 18″ round green wire wreath frame. 

At a local, well-known, nationwide craft store, I notice that a fall burlap wreath this size had a price tag ranging from $160 to $180. I made mine for under $50. 

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Hope you have fun making your very own fall burlap wreath that will last for years.


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About the author: Linda and Anna are a mother-daughter team that enjoy cooking, crafting and sharing advice with each other. Here they enjoy sharing all their new recipes and ideas with their readers.

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  • Helen March 17, 2017, 10:43 pm
    I Hope I can learn to Make a bow like your
  • Helen March 17, 2017, 10:40 pm
    I Hope I can learn to do this
  • Sheree November 9, 2016, 7:04 pm
    Do you have a video of how you did this?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 9, 2016, 9:37 pm
      Hi Sheree, No, I'm sorry but I don't. I made this wreath way before I knew how to make a video. Thanks for asking, though. Linda
  • Cheryl M October 16, 2016, 3:02 pm
    I've seen wreaths that have the burlap/ribbon woven on the frames and the burlap/ribbon attached to the frames with zip ties. This is SOOO much simpler!! Why didn't I think of it?! Thanks for sharing!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 16, 2016, 5:56 pm
      Hi Cheryl, Yay! I'm so glad you like this DIY idea! Out of all of the wreaths I've made, this particular one is my favorite. It's hanging on my kitchen wall right now. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving us a message. If you do decide to make a DIY Fall Burlap Wreath I hope you have fun and enjoy your creation! Have a great day! Linda
  • Libby Esparza October 12, 2016, 10:30 pm
    What size of burlap was use. Thx
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 13, 2016, 7:08 am
      Hi Libby, I used burlap that measured 2 1/2-inches wide. Have a great day! Linda
  • Julie Stowe October 11, 2016, 12:40 am
    Did you alternate ribbon on different metal circles of frame or use to same circle of wire frame
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 11, 2016, 10:17 am
      Hi Julie, I alternated the ribbon using different segments of the wire frame. In other words, I didn't wire the two different colors of burlap to the exact same wire at the same time. I wired the natural colored burlap to one segment of wire and the orange burlap to the wire segment next to it, working my way back and forth across the four different wire segments of the frame. Does that make sense? Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Have a great day! Linda
  • Véronique Cartier October 9, 2016, 1:20 am
    Thanks for sharing Linda, it looks awesome! I can't believe you did it yourself! Véronique Cartier recently posted...Snow Joe SJ620 Review – Snow Joe Ultra Corded Electric Snow BlowerMy Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 9, 2016, 8:21 am
      Hi Véronique, Thank you! It's one of my favorite wreaths and I have it hanging on my kitchen wall right now. Take care and thanks for stopping by! Linda

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