Burlap Heart Wreath

    Posted by  ·  January 21, 2010

    I have a double front door and need two door decorations and wanted something inexpensive.  When I saw this red burlap on sale this week at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 a yard I decided the price was right. I realized for less than two dollars I could make two wreaths.  This burlap wreath with a bow is super easy to make also.

    Supplies for 1 wreath

    1 metal hanger

    12″ X width of  burlap (my burlap was about 50″ wide)

    glue gun

    a rotary cutter to make cutting the strips easier

    dental floss



    Cut 3 – 4″ X about 50″ burlap strips. Sew these three pieces together, so you have one long strip. To gather the burlap, machine zig zag stitch over dental floss.  I used red cinnamon flavored floss so it wouldn’t show, even though it looks white in the picture. Pull the floss and gather the burlap.

    Bend 1 wire hanger into a heart shape.

    Adjust gathers to fit around frame, cutting off any extra that isn’t needed. Hot glue to wire frame. I used clear fishing line to hang, but a pretty white bow would be nice.

    If you want a no sew method, Craftaholics Anonymous gathered the burlap by threading it about every three inches or so right onto the wire Hanger.


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    1. Aubrey
      Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
      I finally got mine made this week...I've got to get it posted, but thanks for sharing your idea and the directions to make it work! I love it!
    2. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
      this is boring I hate it ALOT!
    3. Sunday, January 31st, 2010
      I made one! See it here: http://www.alittlegreat.com/2010/01/little-crafty-valentines-wreath.html
      Plus, my tips to make it a little easier!
      thanks for the great idea!
    4. Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
      I'm in love! That is absolutely adorable! :) I have to make one now.
    5. Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
      This is a great tutorial! I posted a link on my blog:
    6. Monday, January 25th, 2010
      Love the red wreath, so simple and gorgeously effective
    7. Sunday, January 24th, 2010
      This is so sweet!!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
    8. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Oh how beautiful! This reminds me of Project runway last night!. =) Thanks so much, I'll be linking.
    9. Poppy
      Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      That's the first time I have heard of the gathering technique using a zig zag stitch over floss, genius! Thanks for sharing such a cute design.
    10. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      The burlap gives the hearts such a country look. Can't decide if my favourite is the red or the white. Both are great!
    11. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Love this! My girlfriends and I have craft night once a month, and I'm sending this one as an option :) Thanks for all your GREAT ideas
    12. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      too cute! I've never seen red burlap!
    13. Rachel S.
      Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      So stinkin' cute...want one, now. Wondering if it would work with a non-burlap fabric...hmmmm. Thanks!
    14. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      The white wreath on the red door is stunning!
    15. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      This is just TOO CUTE!
    16. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      i havent seen red burlap! im so hitting hobby lobby after i drop my kids off at school...
    17. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      what i love about this wreath is that you used burlap...pretty!
    18. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      Really cute & so simple! I think I need to make one (or maybe a bunch of different sizes & colors) Thanks for posting!
    19. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      o m geee its fabulous! i want to make one too!!! thanks for posting!
    20. Silvelaine
      Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      Eu achei a ideia incrível, com pouco material, faz-se um objeto decorativo tão bonito.
    21. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      HOLY COW! I Love Love Love this!
    22. JudyP
      Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      I am amazed! So easy. So cute! I am going to pick my jaw off the ground and get crafting!!
    23. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      I'm lovin' the burlap. And red? Too cute. Have to dig out my burlap from my fall totes and make something.
    24. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      This is so easy and totally awesome looking!

      Fab idea!
    25. Taylor
      Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      Love it, you always have great ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us, you've been an inspiration to my blog as well.
    26. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      That is super cute. I already made a heart wreath for my door this year...but maybe next year! Or for somewhere else in my house :)
    27. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      I love it!

      It's fabulous!

      Have a terrific day!
    28. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      Love the wreath! Can't wait to make one myself.
    29. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      I think my front door would love to have one of these....and I think I might just have some burlap laying around! :)
    30. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      I love all the burlap wreaths out there! I made a heart wreath from cotton fabric and an old Christmas wreath. But if I had burlap lying around, you can bet your boots it would have been made with that! :)

      LOVE the red.

    31. Thursday, January 21st, 2010
      Hi Cindy,
      Thanks for the feature! I am very honored!! I really appreciate that you emailed me to let me know. Looks great! Although my blog name is Craftaholics Anonymous, there's a lot of Craftaholics around here :)
      Love your version, especially in red. Very stunning!
      happy crafting,