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How To Make a Burlap Wreath

Burlap wreath

Burlap wreaths are a perfect way to dress up your décor from fall tailgating and Halloween to Christmas and Easter. Once you make this basic burlap wreath, you’ll see how easy it can be to dress it up with a theme no matter what festivities you’re celebrating. It even makes a great DIY gift. While a variety of materials are available to use as the wreath base, we chose foam pipe insulation because it’s inexpensive and flexible, plus you can cut it to the size you prefer for your burlap wreath.


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Step 1: Shape foam & secure it

Shaping your foam pipe insulation Begin by shaping your foam pipe insulation into a circle and securing it with duct tape to create a wreath form. You can cut the foam pipe to a wreath size you prefer.

Step 2: Cut burlap into strips

cut several thick strips of burlap Next, cut several thick strips of burlap. They don’t need to be perfect or neat because you’ll be wrapping the wreath form with these strips and any imperfections will get covered.

Step 3: Wrap wreath & secure with twine

Wrap the wreath form in the burlap Wrap the wreath form in the burlap and secure each piece with jute twine. This does not need to be perfect but you will want to cover the pipe insulation so that it won’t show.

Step 4: Create folds

create folds with the burlap Now, create folds with the burlap and secure them to the wreath form with a dab of glue from a glue gun. Again, the folds don’t need to be perfect, just manipulate the fabric to create fluffy waves. As you work your way around the form, secure the burlap with glue every few inches. Your wreath will start looking quite full.

Step 5: Decorate burlap

Begin decorating your burlap wreath Once you’ve made your way around the wreath form, you are finished with the burlap. Now you can begin decorating your burlap wreath with festive ribbon and trinkets to create a theme. You can change out the ribbon and trinkets based on the season or holiday.

 For more wreath ideas, visit our Wreaths for Any Occasion board on Pinterest.