I’ve been crafty lately. My front door was looking a little sparse, so I thought I’d whip this up.
I pinned this burlap wreath tutorial on Pinterest a while ago.
Here’s what I used:
1. floral wire wreath form in a size I liked. (They weren’t labeled, but I’m pretty sure mine was larger than 16 inches, which the original tutorial called for.)
2. ~3 1/2 rolls of 4 inch wide burlap ribbon (also in the floral department). Each roll was 15 feet long. I actually bought one roll to make a bow for another project, and just used the rest (hence the extra 1/2 roll). By some Christmas miracle I had the perfect amount to fill up my wreath. That’s right. No scissors or cutting needed. A perfect fit.
A good rule of thumb is to never pay full price for anything at Hobby Lobby. If it’s not already 50% off, it will be next week, or you can use the 40% off coupon from the sales paper or on your phone. All my supplies ended up costing about $10.
Here’s the kind of burlap ribbon I used.
I messed around with it to figure out the easiest way to work the ribbon and ended up with this section done.
And it looked pretty good to me!
Here’s the method I used with each ribbon.
I started out by securing one end of ribbon. And by securing I just mean weaving into the wires. I didn’t use any extra fasteners.
Starting from the outer wire, weave under…
Then tuck the short end over the innermost wire and around into the back side of the wreath so that it is secure. Don’t worry. It’s pretty easy to work with and secure.
Then scrunch it up!
Now that the short end is secure, you have the long end of the ribbon to work with.
For this row, you start by going over the outermost wire (the opposite of the last row). Then you thread that 15 foot ribbon all the way through. (Ok this is kind of a pain, but it gets easier.)
Then weave under-over-under-back over like you did with the short end.
Secure the ends of each ribbon when you start and finish each roll. And eventually you will wind up with…
I’ll have to update with the finished product!