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How To Make A Burlap Wreath Tutorial {EASY STEP BY STEP}

Posted by  ·  October 8, 2018  ·  Last Updated: November 3, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to make a burlap wreath? Burlap wreaths make a beautiful decorations for your home, and this wreath tutorial makes it super easy to create!

Burlap wreath

Burlap Wreath

You will be surprised at how quickly it can come together and you will have created your own decoration for your home. Burlap now comes in a variety of colors so you can make a burlap wreath for any holiday!

What do I need to make a burlap wreath?

All these supplies can be found at your local craft store.  Burlap can also be purchased by the yard at fabric stores.  Fabric stores will have a variety of burlap colors if you want to change it up.

  • 1 1/2 yards burlap
  • spool of burlap ribbon for bow (the wire ribbon is often easier to make a bow with)
  • 200 floral pins (greening pins)
  • 1 straw wreath form

Burlap Wreath Supplies

You won’t have any trouble making this wreath just follow along step by step burlap wreath tutorial.

How to make a burlap wreath

First, cut about a 3 to a 4-inch long strip of burlap to wrap around the wreath. Fasten off with a greening pin.

burlap wreath tutorial step 1Cut 4-inch squares of burlap.

burlap wreath tutorual step 2Fold the four-inch square in half making a triangle.

how to make burlap wreathBring the edges of the triangle to the center point.

burlap wreath tutorial step 5Use a greening pin to attach to the wreath.

how to make a burlap wreathI pinned along the outside edge all the way around, then the inside and finished off with a row on the front.

burlap wreath tutorialOnce finished attach a bow and you have a festive decoration. You can see how to tie a bow on this bow tying tutorial. I used the same process that I do for making a bow for a gift package.

burlap wreathA wreath can dress up your home (especially your front door). Here are some more wreath ideas? I think these are some great ones.

Burlap Wreath Ideas

  • Making a wreath doesn’t have to be hard to make. Here is a  fall wreath. Thread the burlap on a wire, add some flowers for an amazing display. The lace is a nice touch!
  • It might be because I live in Kansas, but I love this Sunflower Wreath.
  • Don’t just make a wreath for fall you can decorate all year long.  Check out this Heart Burlap Wreath.
  • Here are some great ideas for DIY Christmas wreaths.

How do I make a ruffled burlap wreath?

This is a great video to learn how to loop the burlap in a wire wreath frame to make another style of wreath. As you can see burlap is so versatile. You often see this type of wreath made with bright colors of mesh.

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

  • For the wreath in this tutorial, it takes 1 1/2 yards of burlap from a bolt of burlap.
  • If you are making a ruffled burlap wreath on a 16-inch wire wreath frame use a 5-inch roll of burlap. It should take about 12-15 yards, depending on how full you want the wreath.  Typically one roll is 10 yards.

I hope these ideas help you create a warm inviting home! There is nothing better than a cozy home and as you can see it is easy to make your own home decor!

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  1. Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
    Hello, which burlap wreath style did you use for the military wreath?
  2. Anna Sy
    Monday, April 1st, 2019
    WOW.. really nice. I’m making one for summer theme. You’re right so easy to follow. I hope I can make 1 like yours. Thanks for the detailed tutorial & your generosity in sharing 😘😘😘
  3. Karen
    Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
    Beautiful! I’m wondering if I could use the green styrofoam wreath instead of the straw wreath?? Only asking because it’s what I have on hand?
    • Cindy
      Monday, October 8th, 2018
      Yes, Karen, I think that would work. The important part is that the floral pins are held firmly. A dab of hot glue could always be added for stability.
  4. Marybeth
    Friday, August 17th, 2018
    So pretty! I have big rolls of burlap waiting to be turned into beautiful things! Thanks for sharing! Do you know if burlap can be dyed into different colors?
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
      MaryBeth, I don't know. You could try a sample piece. There must be a way to do it. I see all sorts of colored burlap at fabric stores.
  5. Gloria
    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
    I must do this
  6. Mary
    Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
    Fiquei mui agradecida por esta guirlanda rústica. Deus te dê cada dia sabedoria e inspiração p novos trabalhos. Agradeço desde por enviar novas idéias. Deus abençoe, até breve. Reci/PE,Brasil, 19.09.2017 Mary
  7. Josefa Hernandez
    Friday, September 15th, 2017
    Awesome, I've never made one but I sure am going to try, thank you for sharing your awesome work.
  8. Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
    This is JUST Gorgeous! I can't wait to make a new fall wreath. Thanks so much for sharing another awesome project!!
  9. Linda
    Friday, November 18th, 2016
    I really like this burlap wreath! I'm always looking for different techniques!
    • Cindy
      Monday, August 21st, 2017
      Thanks Linda!
  10. Alicia
    Sunday, April 10th, 2016
    What size straw wreath form is this?
  11. Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
    Your local upholstery shop sells the burlap for less than the retail stores....
    • Cindy
      Monday, August 21st, 2017
      Thanks Kerri that is a great tip! I wonder if it is thicker too. Sometimes the burlap at the craft stores is thin.
  12. Sunday, October 11th, 2015
    Wow, it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing this technique, it is so versatile and it has so much potential. I think I will use some green fabric, so it looks like leaves and I will decorate it with flowers!

    Thanks for the tutorial, your wreath looks very professionally done!

    • Cindy
      Monday, August 21st, 2017
      Daniela, be sure to google Fourth of July burlap wreaths... this technique can make a really cool flag burlap wreath.
  13. Jessica
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
    You made this look so easy that Im actually thinking about trying it? Im a beginner in all things DIY, and crafting...do you think tjis is a good starter project?
  14. Alison Clontz
    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    Hey, I love this wreath. I just made it. I am not crafty at all, but mine looks really good. However, how did you attach the bow?
    • Cindy
      Monday, August 21st, 2017
      You can attach the bow with floral wire by fastening the wire through the back of the bow and then around the wreath. You can also use the floral pins.
  15. Friday, September 26th, 2014
    I love it.. It's amazing!
  16. Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
    I LOVE this!
  17. Monday, September 15th, 2014
    I adore this! I can't wait to try it on my own! Thanks for sharing. Pinned.
  18. Monday, September 15th, 2014
    I love how tailored this looks. I'm going to try it with 4" burlap ribbon so I have less cutting/dust. pinned!