Having a wreath for every season, or every month in my case, can add some fun pizzazz to your front door. With a few easy, and I truly mean easy, steps you can rock this patriotic burlap wreath. For all of you out there saying “No I am not crafty, Kendall, can’t you just make one for me?” — Trust me if you can cut, and it does not even have to be straight, twist, and wrap yard this project is in your wheelhouse. I guarantee that you will surprise yourself!
Red, White & Burlap Wreath
- 1yard red burlap
- 1yard white burlap
- Blue yarn (could be replaced with blue burlap)
- Wreath form (I used a pool noodle)
- Straight pins
- Silver stars of some sort
- Hot glue
Prepare your burlap. Truthfully, you can probably get away with less than a yard of each color if you are really careful, but why not make two! As promised, your cutting really does not have to be straight at all. I simply cut my burlap into about 2” strips, and then cut those 2” strips into about 2” squares. Trust me, a little variation in the sizing it good and will give your wreath great texture.
I ended up cutting about 8-9 strips off of the burlap, and then cutting those down into about 20 2” squares per strip. (If you really want me to do the math that would be about 160 squares of each color) I ended up using just over half of them – but again now I can make a second one for a friend!
Wrap your yarn. Now again, this is very simple just start wrapping your yard around your wreath form using some hot clue to secure the ends of the yarn. I found that the trick was to actually pull off a good amount of yarn and wrap that as opposed to wrapping the whole bulky bundle around. Just remember to secure your ends with a dab of glue so that they do not unravel.
Pin your burlap. Before I started with my burlap I made some marks on my wreath so that I knew about where to end one “stripe” and start another.
To “twist” your burlap you just simply fold the squares into 4 sections, and pinch together at the bottom. Use your straight pins to secure your squares onto your wreath form
I found that the best way to work around my wreath was to start on the inside and make my all of my stripes, then just work up each section.
Add stars. I had some fun silver glitter paper left over from another project, as well as a star punch, so I decided to make my own stars. But you could simply buy premade starts for somewhere like Michael’s, or cut them out of paper yourself. I used more of my silver straight pins to attach my stars to my wreath so that I could change my positioning of them if necessary.
Hang! I decided to use some simple white ribbon to hang my wreath, but get creative! You could use leftover burlap, or so Silver Star garland, the possibilities are really endless!
As I said before, you could replace the yarn with blue burlap and cover the entire wreath with the burlap technique. Not interested in the patriotic look? These tricks could be used in all sorts of festive ways. Think about using just white or natural burlap to create a fun nautical or fall wreath! Do you have fun wreaths that you love to hang, send us some pictures!