Learn How to Make a Burlap Wreath.  This diy burlap wreath is very simple to make and turns out gorgeous for less than $15.

Burlap wreath with bow hanging on door.

DIY burlap wreath

When I drive through my neighborhood, I see beautiful front door wreaths on every other door. I see wreaths with the family initial, wreaths made from deco mesh or burlap and artificial flowers.

I see so many great ideas and then I see my front door. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the look of my front door, but sometimes I want a little something that says hello to visitors.

I recently showed you how to make a foam form from a pool noodle. I used that foam form to create this beautiful burlap wreath.

Now before you look at this wreath and think it’s too difficult, I promise you it isn’t. I am not super crafty and I was able to put this together in no time at all. This burlap wreath tutorial is super easy.

Burlap wreath with bow hanging on door.

How many yards of burlap does it take to make a wreath?

I like to use 30 feet of Burlap Ribbon (5-1/2″ wide) to make sure the wreath form is fully covered.

Supplies for burlap wreath.

Materials needed for DIY Burlap Wreath:

You can order these supplies on Amazon or check out your local craft store, such as Hobby Lobby. You often can find supplies in the clearance section.

I found the chevron ribbon in the clearance section for just $1.80! I only paid about $15 for all of the materials to make this wreath.

How to make a burlap wreath with squares:

  • Step 1. First, you’ll want to cut a bunch of burlap squares. I thought about buying burlap by the yard, which is a little cheaper then the ribbon, but burlap is very messy to cut.

    The premade ribbon is nice because the ends are finished and won’t unravel. Since my ribbon was about 5-½ inches wide, I cut strips that were 5-½ inches long.
  • Step 2. Continue to cut one whole ribbon and then about ¾ of the second ribbon. I wouldn’t cut it all because you won’t need it and you might want to use your left over ribbon to hang your wreath.
Burlap square being folded.
 Burlap square being folded.
  • Step 3. Connect the square. Take one square and bring two opposite corners together, making a triangle. Note the other two corners in the picture labeled “A” and “B”.
Burlap square being folded.
  • Step 4. Fold point B down. It should meet the other two corners.
Burlap being attached to wreath form.
  • Step 5. Then fold point A down to meet the corners. Now you have one nice little poof. You are going to take this poof and attach it to your wreath.
Burlap attached to wreath form.
  • Step 6. Secure with floral pins. Use one of your floral pins and push it through all four corners of your poof and the foam form. Make sure you don’t put your pin in the very corner of your burlap or it might unravel.
Burlap attached to wreath form.

Continue the process.

  • Step 7. Repeat the previous step. Place the second poof beside your previous loops. They don’t need to be right on top of each other. Just make sure they are covering your wreath form on both sides.
  • Step 8. Make another poof and stick it in between your first two. Continue making your poofs and adding them to your foam form.
  • Step 9. Continue to alternate around the wreath form. I did not count how many I used, I just continued to alternate around the foam form. Make sure to step back every so often to make sure it looked ok.
  • Step 10. Get out the decorative ribbon. When my foam form was full, I made a basic bow with my chevron ribbon. I used a burlap colored pipe cleaner to attach it to my wreath.
  • Step 11. Attach the wooden letter. Finally, use hot glue to attach my wooden letter straight to the burlap.

Tips for DIY burlap wreath:

  • Wreath form. Feel free to use a wire wreath form if you do not want to use the pool noodle form. This is an easy substitute for the base. You can get a wire wreath frame at the craft store.
  • Attach securely. Make sure that you use enough pins to secure the burlap squares to the wreath.
  • Full wreath. The wreath should be full and completely covered in burlap squares. You do not want to see any of the wreath form.
  • Pushing the burlap. Push the burlap squares together while creating this wreath so that it is completely covered.

Variations

  • Seasonal. You can easily change the colors of ribbon or the bow. This makes it easy to create wreaths for each holiday or special occasions.
  • Size. You can use any size wreath form you want. Just adjust the ribbon accordingly to what you need.

This wreath is so easy and pretty.

This easy step by step tutorial makes it simple to make your wreath perfect.

Burlap wreath with bow hanging on door.

Print the instructions for this Burlap Wreath below:

How to Make Burlap Wreath

Learn How to Make a Burlap Wreath.  This easy burlap wreath is very simple to make and turns out gorgeous for less than $15!
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Keyword: How to Make Burlap Wreath
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Equipment

  • Foam Form (make from pool noodle if you can to save money)
  • 30 feet of Burlap Ribbon (5-1/2″ wide)
  • Floral Pins
  • Wide Ribbon
  • Wooden Letter

Instructions

  • First, you’ll want to cut a bunch of burlap squares. I thought about buying burlap by the yard, which is a little cheaper then the ribbon, but burlap is very messy to cut.
  • The premade ribbon is nice because the ends are finished and won’t unravel. Since my ribbon was about 5-½ inches wide, I cut strips that were 5-½ inches long.
  • I cut up one whole ribbon and then about ¾ of the second ribbon. I wouldn’t cut it all because you won’t need it and you might want to use your left over ribbon to hang your wreath.
  • Take one square and bring two opposite corners together, making a triangle. Note the other two corners in the picture labeled “A” and “B”.
  • Fold point B down to meet the other two corners.
  • Then fold point A down to meet the corners. Now you have one nice little poof. You are going to take this poof and attach it to your wreath.
  • Use one of your floral pins and push it through all four corners of your poof and the foam form. Make sure you don’t put your pin in the very corner of your burlap or it might unravel.
  • Repeat the previous step and place the second poof beside your first poof. They don’t need to be right on top of each other, just make sure they are covering your wreath form on both sides.
  • Make another poof and stick it in between your first two. Continue making your poofs and adding them to your foam form.
  • I did not count how many I used, I just continued to alternate around the foam form, stepping back every so often making sure it looked alright.

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  1. Krista Childress says:

    I just want to say..after being on here night after night trying to figure out how to make this wreath..i want to day Thank you from the bottom of my heart..i actually have found a way to make one that I understand….Thank you a million times over…