A new holiday calls for a new wreath! You all know how much I love decorating my door for the seasons/holidays, so it’s no surprise that I’ve got a new wreath for Valentine’s Day. I have a burlap wreath but when I saw this burlap ribbon with the red glitter in it, I knew I needed to make a new burlap wreath for Valentine’s Day. I realized as I was making this, that I never have shown how to make a burlap wreath.
To make a burlap wreath, you really only need 2 things. A wire wreath form (mine is an 18″ form) and some burlap ribbon. I prefer wire edged ribbon, but you can use whatever kind of burlap ribbon you like. Depending on the thickness of your ribbon and how full you want your wreath to be, it will take anywhere from 15 to 25 yards of ribbon for your wreath. If you use a wire edge burlap or jute ribbon, you will need more than if you use actual burlap.
To start off, I find one of these sections on my wreath that has a tiny gap. I hook my ribbon onto the link and wrap my ribbon around the outside of the wreath form.
I then tuck the ribbon up through one of the 3 ring sections of the wreath form and make a loop. Make your loops as big or small as you like. Going up and down through the rest of the wreath form sections creating more loops. I try and make the loop sizes as equal as possible.
Once you have created a couple loops, slide the ribbon together and hold it securely with your thumb as you continue to go up and down making loops randomly through the 3 ring sections of the wreath form. Depending on how tightly you scrunch your loops together will determine how full your wreath will be.
Continue making loops around the entire wreath form until you reach the end. You may have to use several bolts of ribbon on one wreath. When you come to the end of one bolt and have to start another, you can try and hook on the ribbon like we did when we started the wreath. But if you can’t find one, you should still be ok. If you’re scrunching your ribbon together tightly enough, it should stay in place, no problem.
The best part about this wreath is that if you don’t like it, you can always pull all the ribbon out and start over.
You can leave the wreath plain if you prefer, but I always like to add a little something more. I love a big bow on my wreaths, and thought this chevron burlap would add a fun touch to the red sparkles that were in my burlap ribbon. If you’ve never made a big bow, see this how to make a bow for wreath tutorial.
I plan on using this to decorate my door for Valentine’s Day. But since I love red, it just may get used more often!
The reason I like using wire edged ribbon is because once you are done, you can manipulate it a little better to get the look you want.
Hopefully this how to make a burlap wreath tutorial will help you in your next wreath making endeavor!
I’d love to see your finished project.
Here are some ideas of how to dress up a burlap wreath: