How to Make a Burlap Wreath for Summer


While burlap calls to mind old feed sacks and a sense of the rustic, it only takes a little effort to turn this rough material into a charming country-style decoration. Burlap wreaths add both texture and style to your home, providing a previously blank wall or door with a point of visual interest. Making a burlap wreath is a straightforward process and it can be accomplished without any special skills or equipment. Choose beige burlap for a neutral, natural look or use brightly-colored burlap to match your existing decor.

How to Make a Burlap Wreath for Summer
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Things You'll Need

  • Burlap
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Foam wreath form
  • Ribbon
Step 1

Cut your burlap into 5-inch squares.

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Step 2

Fold one square in half to form a rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half, matching the two short ends to form a 2 1/2-inch square. The square will be four layers thick.

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Step 3

Apply a thick dollop of hot glue from a hot glue gun to the closed tip of the folded square, the point that is the center of the unfolded square.

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Step 4

Lay a foam form wreath on your work surface with the front facing up. Hold the square with the glue corner pointing down. Press the corner to the wreath form, holding it in place until the glue cools.

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Step 5

Repeat steps 2 through 4, spacing each glued corner 1/2 inch apart. Continue until the front and sides of the wreath have been covered.

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Step 6

Fluff and separate the remaining three corners of each glued square to create fullness and prevent the wreath form from showing. The burlap squares tend to open on their own but manual fluffing helps the process.

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Step 7

Cut a 12-inch length of ribbon. Loop the ribbon through the wreath and tie the two ends together in an overhand knot 1 inch from the ends. This is the wreath hanger.

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Tips & Warnings

  • The amount of burlap will depend on the wreath form size you are using. Typically 1 1/2 yards will cover a 12-inch form.
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