How to make a burlap wreath – 6 easy steps for beginners

Make a burlap wreath in under an hour with this easy step-by-step guide

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Make a burlap wreath and you have the basis of a beautiful decoration for every occasion, from holidays to weddings. 

The neutral color of burlap makes this wreath perfect for Thanksgiving Wreath ideas, but you can easily strip it of its decor and reinvent it for Christmas wreath ideas and even spring door decor.

The good news? It's super easy to make and isn't expensive. Order the three items you'll need for it and you can have your burlap wreath made by tomorrow. Here, we show you how in six easy steps.

How to make a burlap wreath

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You will need:

 A curved wreath ring Amazon's 12 inch wreath ring will work well for this make (opens in new tab)

Wire

Burlap ribbon this 5in x 10 yard burlap roll from Amazon is highly rated (opens in new tab)

1. Thread the first length of ribbon

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Unroll some of the ribbon, pinch the ends together and secure to the underneath of the wreath ring with some wire. Position the wreath ring front-facing and push the burlap ribbon through the first wire gap so a loop appears on the inner part of the ring. Continue with the outer gaps on the ring.

2. Pinch and bunch

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Step 3. Pinch and bunch the ribbon together and push to one end of the wire section.

3. Secure the ribbon

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Flip the wreath over, twist the ribbon three times to secure in place.

4. Repeat steps 1 to 3

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Step 5. Flip the wreath back over to right side facing and repeat the process. Continue around the wreath until filled then secure the ends with more wire until you have your burlap wreath base.

5. Decorate the burlap wreath

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Decorate with a complementary ribbon threaded through the wreath, seasonal foliage and a bow.

6. Hang the wreath

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Step 8. And enjoy!

How many yards does it take to make a burlap wreath?

It takes around 10 to 12 yards of 5in wide burlap to make a wreath that's around 12 inches wide. Burlap rolls are usually 10 yards, which you can use for a 12 inch or smaller wreath, but you may want more burlap if you want it to look really full.

How long does it take to make a burlap wreath?

It takes around half an hour to make a burlap wreath from start to finish, though the more you make, the quicker you will get.

How much does it cost to make a burlap wreath?

It costs under $20 to make a burlap wreath, especially if you decorate it with items you already have at home, or even flowers and greenery from the yard.

Sara Bird
Sara Bird

Creative Director, Stylist, speaker, published author of books Home for the Soul and Gardens for the Soul and Style Editor at Future, Sara has been creating commercial and editorial images and content for favorite interiors and lifestyle brands for over 25 years, including Country Homes, Ideal Home and Homes & Gardens.