My friend Izzy had some leftover burlap from her vintage wedding that she passed off to me several months ago. Ever since then, I’ve been switching from burlap project to burlap project in my head and finally rested on this one. I have to say it was definitely a good choice!
I thought this project was pretty easy, a bit time consuming with all the cutting out and a bit messy too because of the nature of burlap and what happens when it comes in contact with scissors.
- 1- 1.5 yards of burlap
- fabric scissors
- colored fabric (I used dark teal and orange)
- straw wreath
- hot glue gun (optional)
1. Create a flower template out of cardstock.
I just used a cookie cutter and traced it on the cardstock.
2. Cut out flowers of the burlap using your flower template.
You don’t have to be exact by any means! I was able to cut two layers out at a time which cut down on my time investment.
3. Layer two flowers on top of each other, rotating the angle of them so they’re not laying right on top of each other.
4. Keep the plastic on the wreath, this will cut down on the mess.
5. Using a screwdriver, punch the center of the two layered flower into the wreath until it bunches up and is stuck in there.
For greater stability, you can put hot glue on the back of the flower before you punch it through; I didn’t and it seems to be holding up fine but I am keeping my wreath inside.
6. Continue this process until the entire wreath is covered.
You can stop right here if you’d like. I was tempted to and may revert back to this after fall and hang it up as regular decor.
7. Create a bow out of raffia and use wire to stick it in the straw or use hot glue to attach it to the wreath.
8. Cut flowers using your template out of colored fabric of your choice if you want to add a little pop of color to your wreath.
Check out the other wreaths I have made: