I’m sure that by now all of you have seen the beautiful, fluffy burlap wreaths circulating Pinterest and Instagram. Some of bows, some have monograms and some have multi-colored burlap–but all of them look super cute. Like any other trend, I’m totally on top of it a little bit late to the game.
On Monday night, my mom and I decided to take care of business in the wreath department. One trip to Hobby Lobby and one to Michael’s and we were ready!
You Will Need:
1 very crafty and talented mom
2 rolls of burlap (mine were 15 feet long and 12 inches wide)
**lots of tutorials tell you to use the smaller rolls (5-6 inches)–I’m sure those work well too! The 12 inch-wide rolls were on sale, so that’s what we used!
1 wire wreath skeleton
tan color pipe cleaners, cut into thirds
1. Take your burlap and begin by weaving it into the wire wreath skeleton. Make sure to attach it with a pipe cleaner so that the burlap is secure. I plan on putting mine outside so it was important it stayed put!
2. This is the tricky part. Some tutorials tell you to just “go ahead and start weaving and add pipe cleaners as you go”. Others tell you to attach pipe cleaners to the wire frame so that you have some basis to go with as far as attaching the burlap goes as you weave.
**I did neither of these options.
3. I took my roll of burlap and unraveled it completely. Next, I looped burlap through the wire rungs and puffed as I went, making sure it was exactly as I wanted it. I was ADAMANT about having a big, full look. The best thing about it is that you can’t really mess up.
**The best way I can describe this process is to liken it to tucking in a shirt and then blousing it out. Trust me, it sounds crazy but makes total sense when you’re in the midst of this craft!
4. About halfway through, you will need to start on your second roll of burlap. Attach it to the wire frame, just as you did initially until the wreath is complete.
5. Flip the wreath over and attach the burlap using your pre-cut pipe cleaners. I attached a pipe cleaner wherever burlap overlapped a wire rung. I probably could have used less, but I didn’t want anything falling to pieces.
*Puffing and pushing the burlap, or “scrunching” it, will give the wreath a more loopy look. I did a little bit of both.
*It doesn’t have to look perfect, that’s part of the beauty of this wreath!
To add a little pop of color, my mom added chevron red burlap to hers and I love the way it turned out.
Are there any crafts you’ve been dying to try this season?