Make a simple circle burlap wreath with colorful fabric. You can add a string and hang a saying in the middle.
I retired the marshmallow wreath. It was a great wreath, but not one to keep for next year. I noticed a strange fact — although I live in a desert, the marshmallows never dried out. They were still squishy when I took the wreath apart — weird. On the plus side, the birds and other animals never ate any of it 🙂
I wanted to make a wreath to welcome in the new year and decade. And I had a lot of burlap left over from draping around the base of my Christmas tree. I used materials that I already had, so this project ended up costing me nothing! I like the contrast of the coarse burlap paired with the pops of color from the Amy Butler fabric and the sparkle from the jeweled brads.
I thought it would be fun to attach letters to spell out different messages:
Some other ones that would be fun would be: hope, family, blessings, celebrate, Spring, Wish.…
Materials to Make a Farmhouse Burlap Wreath
burlap — approximately a 3 foot section. (it is usually $2.99/yd. at most fabric stores)
some assorted fabric. I had some Amy Butler fat quarter squares
tulle – optional
tulle – optional
scrapbooking brads — but buttons would work too
hot glue and gun
stamp pad (brown or black)
If you would like to make one, this is what you do:
Cut Burlap Strips
- cut a 4 inch section down the length of your burlap.
Wrap Burlap Strip Around Wreath Form
- secure the end of the burlap strip to your wreath form using your glue gun. Then wrap the fabric tightly around your wreath form until the entire form is covered. Overlap the edges slightly as you wrap/ Secure the other end to your wreath form.
Cut the Burlap Fabric
- Cut out two different sizes of burlap circles. I used a 14 inch wreath form and I cut out 50 3-inch circles and 50 2-inch circles. The circles do not need to be perfectly round. You can use a glass or cup that is about that size and trace around it if you would like. Also, you can double up the fabric by folding it up — I folded it twice to cut out 4 circles at a time. This is will save you a lot of time!
Cut Out Circles
- Cut out two different sizes of fabric circles using different fabrics. I cut out 25 3-inch circles and 25 2-inch circles total of assorted fabrics.I also cut out about 20 tulle circles to put under some of the flowers – this is optional.
Add Brads or Buttons
- You need about 50 jeweled brads or buttons to put in the center of your flowers. (remember you combine 2-3 circles together to make each flower so you need about between 120-150 total circles).
Assemble the Fabric
- Attach the flowers together with a brad in the center. If you are using buttons, hot glue the flowers together.
- Lay all of the flowers out on your work surface.
Hot Glue Flower to Wreath
- Hot glue your flowers on to the burlap wreath form. Start with the fabric flowers. Attach each of the designs at one time. So you are spacing out the different fabrics evenly on the form. For example, if you have three pink and green fabric flowers, attach one at the top, another at the bottom right and another opposite on the left. Then do the same thing with each of the other fabric prints.
Fill in the Form with Flowers
- Once you have your fabric flowers glued on, fill in the rest of the form with your plain burlap flowers. You may have to make a few more burlap flowers to fill in any bald spots.
- After all of your form is filled and the glue is cooled, turn the wreath over and attach the twine across the center of the back. I attached the twine with hot glue.
Tie Ribbon to Hang Wreath Up
- Then tie the ribbon to the center of the top of the wreath to hang the wreath.
Add a Message
- You can attach any message that you want to the center of your wreath. I printed off letters on my computer using different fonts and various size letters. Then I cut out the letters/numbers. I used a brown ink pad to rub the sides of the letters to make them look old. Then I attached the letters to the twine using very small clothespins.
Fray Edges of the Burlap
- Then you can fray up the edges of the burlap and fabric as much as you want. I think I will fray mine up a little for some more texture. Enjoy your wreath!
Have a wonderful day!
Update 3/10 — Because there are so many people who have made this wreath and put their own touches and spin on it, I thought it would be fun to have everyone link up their wreaths. That way if someone would like to make one, they can see all of the great ideas! So will you please link up your beautiful wreaths?? Thanks!!