DIY Spring Burlap Wreath
So last fall I really got into burlap. I even used it to make Bubba’s trick or treat bag! Now that spring is here, I knew that I wanted to incorporate it into my decor. What better way than to use it to make a spring wreath? And better yet, how about going all out and making it without sewing or using my glue gun?? You heard right, no sew, no glue, DIY spring burlap wreath.
I have to confess that part of the reason I didn’t bust out my glue gun is because I burned myself pretty good the last time that I used it. My glue gun and I usually have a great relationship, but I’m not sure that I’m ready to forgive and forget yet. So, stepping up to the plate are my handy dandy sewing pins! Unsure if it would work at first, they ended up holding everything so well that this wreath only took me a total of a half hour to make (minus the time I spent trying to remember how to make the roses…)!
This is seriously the easiest craft I’ve done in a long time. All you need is a foam wreath form, some burlap (in wide strip form), sewing pins (with the little balls on the tops), and some twine. For this project we will use teal and orange burlap.
First, wrap the teal burlap tightly around the wreath form. Secure the ends in the back of the wreath with pins. I used pins with the same color head, so these wouldn’t stand out too much.
For the embellishment, I chose burlap flowers. A while back, a coworker had taught me how to make toilet paper roses, and I figured that method would be perfect to try out for this wreath. And after the hour trying to remember how to do it and my shirt eventually covered in burlap, I finally figured it out And don’t worry, it is super simple and doesn’t take more than a few seconds per flower. Maybe I was just off my game a little…
Take the wide strip orange burlap and cut a piece about 1 1/2 feet long, then lay it out on a table. Cut that strip in half lengthwise. Fold the end corner down on one side.
Roll the end into the folded corner about two turns.
Take the loose end of the burlap strip and fold it backwards, with the end of the strip in a downward direction. Then roll the burlap again, into the fold.
Repeat this until you have used the whole strip. The trick is to roll the flower into the fold, but curve it slightly as you move along. If you still have a hard time, you could try checking out some video tutorials on You-Tube. Heck, you might even find a different type of foldable flower you’d like to make!
When you are done with your rose, secure it onto the wreath with a pin in the center of the flower. If needed, you can secure the sides of the flower with a couple more pins, but I found that only a couple needed this. They generally were pretty darn secure with just the one pin. Cut any wierd edges you don’t want sticking out.
Once you are done adding the flowers, cut a piece of twine about a foot long and fold it in half. Wrap it around the top of the wreath and pull the ends through the loop. Tie a bow at the ends of the twine to use for hanging.
I love this wreath! I actually like it so much that I will probably use it as a base idea for different holiday colors. Maybe some glitter next time?
Hope y’all enjoyed the tutorial as much as I did! What kind of front door decor do you use? Have you ever tried making toilet paper flowers?