Burlap has gained some serious popularity, and I’m so glad! It’s easy to find and available in so many colors and patterns! It’s spring now, and I was inspired to make this pretty flower wreath. Wanna make your own? Here’s how:
- Rolls of 5.5in x 15ft Burlap (30 ft cream, about 6ft green, about 8ft yellow)
- Twine or some threads from extra burlap
- About 20 inches of wire
- Hot glue & glue gun
- Wire cutters & pliers
- 18-inch wire wreath form
- 12-inch wire wreath form
Create petals by cutting 6-inch strips from the roll of cream burlap. You’ll get about 60 pieces from 2 rolls of 5.5in x 15ft. I got a little less, due to rough measuring.
Taking one piece at a time, gather the burlap in the middle and tie tightly with twine or a burlap thread.
Working from the outside ring inward, tie the petals to the wire wreath form, spacing them evenly. NOTE: start one ring in from the outside edge. This leaves the outer ring free for hanging, as well as for attaching green burlap leaves.
Use about 18 on the outer ring, 15 on the next, skip the innermost ring on the large wreath form, 14 on the outermost ring on the smaller wreath form, and 13 on the next. The image below should help.
Now create the center of your flower. Turn your wreath over, and hot glue strips of yellow burlap across the center two rings. Flip your wreath back over. Then cut about 16 narrow strips of more yellow burlap (5.5in x 3in). Fold a strip in half and secure to the flower’s center, working around the outside edge inward. For the very center, make a loop from a 3-in strip and secure with hot glue.
(NOTE: it’s wise to keep a small bowl of ice water handy when working with hot glue. Burnt fingers are not part of the project plan, ha!)
Finally, cut leaves from green burlap. I used roughly 2 feet for each set of leaves. Gather your burlap at the middle and tie with twine, like you did with the petals. You may need to trim off some of the burlap to give better shape to the leaves. Then attach the leaves to the outermost ring.
DISCLAIMER: If you hang your wreath outside, weather and the elements may affect its appearance. To keep it looking its best, hang indoors. (I plan to hang mine on our front door. We have a covered porch, but the sun does fade/alter the color of the burlap. I try to bring my wreaths indoors when the weather is bad.)