Are you ready for a wild and crazy time? Well I don’t know about you but nothing says “wild and crazy” like creating a wreath 😉 So here goes, my “do it yourself” instructions for creating a burlap wreath. I hope you are ready….what’s that, you aren’t? Well might I suggesting starting with a cup of inspiration? My cup of inspiration came from this Whistlers Chestnut Ale;
That was my cup of inspiration but whatever your cup is I suggestion you drink it now so that you are ready to begin. Cheers! After you are feeling inspired, you will need some supplies. I used the following;
- 1 19′ wreath frame
- 1 1/2 spools of burlap (10 yards per roll)
- 1 spool of ribbon
- Floral wire (not pictured)
This is all you will need to create your wreath. You can use whatever you would like to decorate with, it doesn’t have to be flowers, I encourage you to make it your own and get creative. The first step is to weave the burlap through the frame, like so;
Keep weaving in and out, trying to switch it up so that it doesn’t become too “patterned”. It is honestly as easy as that, keep weaving in and out until you are almost at the end. If it helps you can tie the burlap in a knot at the starting point so that it does not come undone. The nice thing about burlap is that it works really well and usually stays in place. As you go along you can fluff out the burlap to give it more volume, this will help you to see where you need to weave. Here is what mine looked like close to the end;
Once you have completed filling in the frame, you can cut off the remaining roll and tie the end to the frame or you can weave it in ensuring it stays. Go along and fluff out the burlap, you want to make sure the frame is covered and that you can’t see any of the green wire. Now the fun part, decorating! This is where you can get really creative. I used some ribbon to weave in and out of the burlap loops, you can also use ribbon to make a bow which you can put at the top or on the side. It looks really nice with just the ribbon so it is up to you if you want to add any additional flowers/decorations. Use the floral wire to hold the flowers in place or whatever it is you are using to decorate with. You can use a hot glue gun to secure the décor but I suggest using wire so that you have the option to change it up. Here is what mine looked like after I was done;
It didn’t take me that long to create, so don’t get discouraged, it shouldn’t take any longer than an hour and it was really fun to make. I will keep showing different variations of the wreath throughout the year to showcase the versatility of this floral creation. I hope you enjoy making this wreath as much as I did!
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