It’s that time of year when we want to spruce up our homes for the holidays! We are going to learn how to make a burlap wreath for Christmas and it is so simple to do.
DIY Burlap Christmas Wreath
I love easy wreath ideas and this one is very simple. It turns out so pretty and you can easily customize it to suit your taste and home decor.
Once you have the base down, it’s all just adding accessories and fun embellishments. This idea is so easy to put together with simple step by step instructions.
It turns out gorgeous.
The cool thing about this wreath idea is once you know how to do the base, it is easy to make this for any occasion or holiday. We have another easy DIY Burlap Wreath idea you can make for under $15.
How to Make a Burlap Wreath for Christmas
This wreath starts out with a basic wire wreath frame. Burlap ribbon is the base and it really makes it nice and full.
And if you don’t already have a hot glue gun, you will need one of those to attach the berries and pine cones. I have a regular size one and also a mini one that I love.
The Believe sign is really darling on the wreath. You will need a little chalk paint to complete this look. I keep this paint on hand because I use it for so many projects!
Let’s get started making Christmas wreath with burlap.
You are going to love how this burlap wreath turns out. Your front door will look so festive with this Christmas wreath.
Materials needed for DIY Christmas wreaths:
- 1 wire wreath frame (14″ diameter)
- burlap ribbon or garland (6″ wide x 30′ long) floral wire
- floral pine cones
- gold berries
- hot glue and hot glue gun
- wood sled cutout
- -fab lab holiday craft wood shape found at Joann
- wood shape
- -darcie 9171-68 4.5″ x 6″ corner sign wood shape from Joann
- small santa suit
- -ornament from Joanns
- chalkboard paint
- red acrylic paint
- paint brush
How to make a Christmas Burlap Wreath:
1. Place your wreath form onto a flat surface. Then, fold one end of your burlap in quarters. Slide a small piece of wire through the end and attach it to the inside portion of the wire frame by twisting it on tightly.
2. Begin to weave the burlap into each section of the frame. Start from the inside of the frame and move to the outside. As you put the burlap into each section of the wreath form, pucker it out so it forms a bubble.
3. Once finished, grab the 3 loops and squish them together in your hand. Flip over the wreath so you are now working on the back of the frame. Twist the loose end of the burlap 3 times, and push the burlap through the sections of the wire frame again.
4. Repeat the process of scrunching, holding and twisting the burlap. I placed 3 sets of burlap loops into each of my 6 sections on my wire frame.
5. As you repeat this process, look at the wreath and fluff the burlap. Make sure the loops are about the same size and look okay.
6. When you are finished, cut the burlap if necessary. Fold the end in quarter just like you did initially. Next, slide a small piece of floral wire onto the frame and affix it to the frame by twisting tightly.
7. Add the Santa suit by attaching with hot glue. Tuck in some pine cones and gold beads. Finally, attach with hot glue or simply weave into the burlap.
8. Paint the wood sign with 2 coats of chalkboard paint. Next, let it dry between each coat.
9. Add water to the red paint to lightly wash the wood sleigh cutout. Let dry completely. Attach the sleigh to the sign with hot glue. Then attach the sign to the wreath with hot glue.
Finally, write on the sign with chalk. (Believe, Joy to the World, Be Merry, etc). Tuck additional pine cones and gold berries around the sign.
Now you know how to make a Burlap Christmas wreath.
What is the best way to hang this Burlap Christmas Wreath?
You can use a nail to hang the wreath but I prefer to use wreath hanger. It doesn’t mess up the door and it’s simple to take off.
Christmas wreath with burlap tips:
- Use hot glue to securely fasten decorations.
- The embellishments should not be too heavy or it will be hard to secure.
- Wire ribbon is best for boys as it is sturdier.
- Holidays. Try using colored burlap to create wreaths for other holidays. You can easily make fall wreaths, spring and more.
- Seasonal. Coordinate colors to seasons and special occasions.
- Flowers. You can use any type of flowers you prefer.
- Deco Mesh. Substitute this instead of burlap.
- Bow. Add a bow using wired ribbon to your wreath for another great idea.
How do you make a burlap wreath with two colors?
You can do a different color on each row if you prefer. Then, just tie the ribbon as normal and make the loops all around the wreath form.
Let us know how your DIY Christmas Burlap Wreath turns out!
I love how you can customize these craft ideas to suit your taste and décor!
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