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.
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Recently, I moved into a condo. Therefore this is my first fall season in my 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.
I 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.
If 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.
Pinch the burlap together at the base and carefully twist a 3 – 4-inch piece of craft wire around it.
Wrap 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 the back.
Since I had two different colors of burlap I crisscrossed them onto the frame. This helped to blend the colors together.
I secured each loop of burlap onto the frame. I did not cut the burlap ribbon but would weave it back and forth across the wireframe. This made the wreath more uniform and my burlap ribbon didn’t fray.
Notice how the colors blend well?
Repeatedly looping, twisting and blending the burlap ribbon until it covered the majority of the wireframe. Now I wanted to add some other colors with the addition of colorful flowers.
More artificial wildflowers.
Next, I wired each flower/greenery onto the wireframe. (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 top.
For the final touch, I added a big ribbon. Again, I purchased some inexpensive ribbons at a dollar store.
I started to make the bow by making two loops with the ribbon and securing them with another strand of craft wire.
I kept looping the ribbon on each side while pinching in the center and securing it with several twisted wires to keep everything in place.
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.
Once 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 tiny wire on the edges so it made it easy to form and maneuver into place.
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 frame. I 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 over $200. I made mine for under $50.
Hope you have fun making your very own fall burlap wreath that will last for years.
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