This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.
Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY
• A pre-wrapped burlap wreath was using for this tutorial. There is nothing stopping you from using a plain foam wreath and wrapping it in burlap as your first step.
• Take a minute to fluff your bow. If you purchase a store-bought bow simply insert your fingers in each part of the bow-loops, and open them up. That is truly all there is to it. You may have to straighten or curve the wires (depending on the look you like) after opening up those loops, but fluffing a bow is simple. You just don’t want it to look flat or squashed when looking at it head-on or from the side.
If you are interested in easy wreath crafts, you may be interested in these homemade wreaths. I am all about easy to make crafts! So, nearly any adult can make the crafts on my blog, including these wreaths:
For Easter or Spring:
• DIY Easter Egg Wreath – so simple and highly customizable!
• Easy DIY Bunny Butt Wreath – this adorable “bunny butt” wreath is probably the easiest one you could possibly make.
Summer through Fall:
• Sunflower Knot Wreath – probably the simplest wreath you will ever make! You can change the colors to make it other flowers rather than a sunflower.
• Easy DIY Flag Wreath – this is a great summertime, 4th of July, Veteran’s Day wreath that is pretty straightforward to make.
• BOO-Tiful Halloween Wreath – while this beautiful DIY Halloween Wreath will not scare anyone, it is lovely and stylish Halloween decor.
• Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – for the “forgotten” holiday between Halloween and Christmas.
• Easy Christmas Tulle Wreath – the colors are what make this Christmasy. If you swapped the red to blue, it would easily be a “winter wreath”.
• Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath – I have always labeled this as “Christmas”< but honestly it is more November through February than specific to Christmas.
Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY:
• 18″ Wrapped Burlap Wreath (the one in this tutorial was purchased in-store at Joann Fabric
• 12′ 2 1/2″ wide Wire Edged Ribbon
• Pumpkin – light weight, wrapped foam
• Assorted Fall Flowers
• Floral Picks
• Wire Cutters
• Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• Floral Tape
Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY:
• Wrap your burlap wreath with wire edged ribbon. Decide on your spacing (if any) before you cut. The wreath in this tutorial has a generous spacing as we wanted the burlap to show. You may decide to make the spacing tighter, or have no spacing at all (if no spacing, you are gonna need another spool of ribbon).
• When you cut your ribbon, hot glue the edges down. This will prevent raveling. If you are making a bow or cutting a pre-made bow’s tail on a diagonal, you will want to also seal that edge. Simply take the end of your cut, hot glue across the bottom of that cut, flip it over to the hot glue is sealing about 1/8″ – 1/4″ above that edge, and then press with your finger. You have sealed the edge!
• Hot glue the ribbon in place to the burlap wreath.
• If you purchased bushes of flowers, clip them off the bush. You want individually stemmed flowers.
• Measure the flowers against the wreath and eyeball where they will hit when inserted. That is where you want to cut the stem.
• Tall wisps will be inserted third (usually first on a wreath, last on a flower arrangement, but that did not work in this case). You can pull them out a time or two (be careful of the foam) if you need to move the placement to better accomodate your flowers and pumpkin.
• On this wreath, everything was laid out before cutting or inserting. I honestly thought the pumpkin chosen was going to be too large, but because of the very long wisps used on the side, it ended up “just right”! The pumpkin is the focal point, so everything played to that.
• Take a floral pick and wrap it around the floral stem.
• Cover that pick with floral tape. The nice thing about floral tape is it sticks to itself. You can cover just about anything with it!
• The very autumn acorns were the base underneath the pumpkin. They were laid down, and then the pumpkin placed on top. This was for spacing purposed.
• The acorns were wrapped and inserted, and so was the pumpkin, but the pumpkin was also hot-glued in place. Make very certain your pumpkin is lightweight and foam underneath the covering.
• Sunflowers and other fall-ish flowers were used to fill in the hole between the acorns and the pumpkin. All floral was picked and wrapped on this wreath.
• The wisps were added. This is one sided, so all the wisps flowed out (if you ever took a printing class, white-space flows out. The same principle applies here.)
• This is a close-up of the floral.
• A bow was added close to the top. Depending on how you plan on orienting the hanging, you may want to bow across from the floral, or at the top (or somewhere in between!).
• This is what the Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath looks like hanging on my dining room doors.
• This is what the Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath looks like hanging on one of my front doors (I have two front entrances, a totally of five entrances to our house, seven if you cound the garage and garage door!)
• This is a simple wreath craft to make. Just be certain your pumpkin has a foam underlay (I cannot stress this enough), that your flowers have a “theme” (in this case autumn), that you wrap and pick your flowers (for easy adjustments) and that you check proportions and space before hot gluing anything down.
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