Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yet Another Burlap Wreath

The first time I did this, I used an old metal coat hanger. I thought I'd get all professional and splurged on a 2.99 metal frame from Hobby Lobby (that's right, didn't even use a 40% off coupon). The frame created a wreath that is much larger than the coat hanger, but I like the looks of it on my door! This one is for a friend, but I had to "try it out" :) Check out my original tutorial here!


I started with a couple yards of burlap, which I cut into (roughly) 6" wide strips. I have just found this way to be cheapest. You can buy already cut burlap, or burlap ribbon on a reel, but it does tend to be more expensive. The burlap ribbon is a nice option, because the sides are finished and makes a very clean looking wreath. Using strips like this, there is a lot of fraying that takes place and it can look a little messy if you don't fold it and bunch it right. I folded the edges all down and hot glued them in place to hide any ugly edges. However, some people like the more rustic, messy look!





In the above picture, I am trying to show how you can form a loop, push it up through the wreath form, and then push 2 more loops up through. It is hard to explain, see the video below!







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7 comments:

  1. So I am just finishing up my burlap wreath. I went with just getting 2 yards and cutting strips of about 8" in width. I definitely recommend getting a burlap ROLL. I was struggling with all the loose/fraying edges. Kind of makes the process frustrating.
    Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  2. We just had a wedding using miles of burlap. Looking forward to a craft day to repurpose table runners into these beautiful wreaths to give for hostess gifts throughout the holidays. This tutorial is the best one I've seen. I actually think I can do this project thanks to your nifty video!

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    1. I'm so glad you found this helpful!! How fun to have all that burlap to use on more fun projects, there are so many possibilities! :)

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  3. I need to make one of these! I love it!

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  4. After watching you make this wreath with one hand, I decided that I probably could make one with two! Your wreath is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh good golly I wish I had watched your video and read your tutorial before i got halfway through my burlap wreath - Bwahaha you are a sanity saver - now to go unweave my stupid attempt at my burlap wreath and redo it the way you did it and save my sanity!! Thankyou!!!

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  6. I bought the frame and wired edge burlap but never got around to making it in time for the holidays. Thanks for the how to video.

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