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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How To: Make A Burlap Wreath

Have you all seen these DIY burlap wreaths?  I first caught a glimpse of these kinds of wreaths at a gift shop/antique store near our home a few months ago.  Then I saw the images below on Pinterest.  I decided I liked the look of these for fall.  I thought I could probably make one myself.


Source: The Newly Wares


Source: Etsy


Source: Classy Clutter

Here is what I needed to get started.



  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Burlap
  • Wire Coat Hanger
  • Hot Glue Gun

First, I separated the twisted part of the hanger that connected the end of the wire from the hook. With my hands, I shaped the wire into a circle, leaving the hook in tact and the twisted edge loose.

Second, I cut several 4” wide strips of burlap approximately a yard long.  I folded the burlap accordion style and strung it along the loose wire edge. 


I continued weaving the burlap strips onto the coat hanger until I felt that it look full.  I’ll be honest, this project used a lot more burlap than expected.


When all of the burlap was strung through the coat hanger, I placed small dots of hot glue on the wire sporadically around the wreath.  This kept the strips from sliding.


I left the hook part of the coat hanger in place and I attached the loose end to the hook using a rubber band and hot clue.  I didn’t have any pliers on hand.  If you do, you may be able to twist the loose end back on the hook.  Otherwise, the rubber band and hot glue method seemed to work just fine.



I used the hook to hang the wreath on my door.  I took the pictures at night on an iphone.  The photo quality is not the best, but you get the idea.   I will probably make a bow or add some dried flowers for seasonal color.


After hanging the wreath, I trimmed the strings.  However, if you like the look of the strings feel free to keep them.  I waivered back and forth on this one.  I kind of liked them; however, I decided to cut them off in the end.




Voila. Instant burlap wreath.  Luckily, I already had everything I needed to make this at home.  In my opinion, this is a great look for only a few bucks.


What do you think?