Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Last week I had fun creating a fall themed entry for our home. Cute baby pumpkins, bales of straw, and the inevitable colorful mums added a warm welcoming look to our front door.  The only thing I felt was missing was a wreath for the door. And so… I  not only crafted  a fun burlap fall wreath but I wrote  a quick tutorial so you can make your own.

This Burlap Wreath scream FALL. It’s full of wonderful texture and has a pop of seasonal color, adding  just the finishing touch I was looking for.

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

The supplies are minimal and easily found at the local craft store.

  • Burlap Ribbon, mine was 5 1/2″ wide. You’ll need about 60 ft for a 12″ frame.
  • A wire wreath frame. They vary in size and shape, mine was 12″ and round.
  • Ribbon, ribbon, decorations, or whatever you want to use to decorate your wreath.
  • Hot glue or pipe cleaners to add your decorations

Step one:  Thread your burlap under and over one of the wires, turn the frame over and tie the burlap in a knot.

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Step two:  Make a loop with the burlap, push it through the frame to the front. The size of the loop depends on the look you want. My loops were about 2″. Don’t worry about fluffing them up now, you can do it at the end.

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Step three:  Twist the ribbon on the back of the frame, create another loop and push it up in a neighboring gap to the front. Keep twisting, looping, and pushing/pulling to the front. Admittedly, back is not pretty, but just wait, the front will be!

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Step four: As you run out, tie the new spool of ribbon on and keep looping through alternating the gaps in the frame. I worked inside gap  to the outside gap and eventually got a rhythm going.

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Step five:  As you’re working your way around the frame, keep an eye on the front and make sure your loops are fairly consistent and you’re getting the look you want.

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Step six:  Tuck in your loose ends or tie them off with a pipe cleaner.

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Step seven:  Decorate your wreath with a bow, leaves, or any other fall decoration that strikes your fancy.

Finishing Touch: A Fall Wreath

Step eight:  Hang your wreath on your front door and then secretly smile to yourself every time you walk through the door at how easy and yet how beautiful it is.

Making a fall wreath for the front door is easy and fun while adding texture and color to the entry. This tutorial will help you create a beautiful burlap wreath for your home

 

 

Cynthia
Running life at my own pace, laughing the whole time