Monday, September 9, 2013

Harvest Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Fall wreath tutorial, red door, fall decor, harvest decor

Along with my friend Patty, and with much guidance by her crafty hands, I made a harvest burlap wreath for the front door. I just love the way it came out and have prepared a tutorial in case you want to make one for your home.

red front door, fall porch decor, fall wreath

We bought the wire ring and burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby. Other items needed are small zip ties or wire, a variety of fall colored silk flowers. That is it. Now I am craft challenged but with Patty's crafty advice it really was very easy and took us maybe a half hour once we got going to make the harvest burlap wreath.

First unroll the small ribbon on top of the larger ribbon and then roll back up together. This made it much easier to feed the ribbon onto the wreath.

fall burlap wreath, Hobby Lobby wreath

To begin squeeze the ribbons together and feed through the middle of the wire on the frame and secure the burlap onto the back of the frame.

Okay, you are ready to begin making the loops. We just made rounded loops, squeezed together the ribbons and then secured each section to the frame rotating to the outer edge, middle, inner and then back to the middle of the frame again. Each section was about 8 inches. We found we had extra with the rolls we bought. They were 15 feet so be generous to make sure the wreath fills out nicely.

Once we had each loop where we wanted them, we secured with the tiny zip ties.

Here is the back when I was done and before I fluffed it and placed the flowers on there. I chose a section that was a bit empty to place the flowers.

Once you are all done, trim the zip ties off.

Fall burlap wreath

I made up the flowers separately so I could remove it for Christmas and just replace it with seasonal colors.
I secured this bunch with a zip tie and then wired it onto the wreath.

Harvest spray, fall flowers

Here is a peek at Patty's wreath, I chose oranges and reds and she chose more muted colors. I just love the way it turned out.

burlap wreath, polka dot wreath

Let me know if you have any questions.


  1. Very nice - I love the fall look of the wreath. Thanks for the tutorial. This just may be what my back door needs this September. :)

  2. Adorable!!
    Nice job - you make it look easy.

  3. It is beautiful I love the two ribbons you chose and a great tutorial. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love them both! Thank you Elaine, for all of your kind words and support lately!!!
    xo Kris

  5. So cute!
    I've been seeing this burlap with patterns on it...everywhere! So cute. Love how it turned out.
    I do not think you are craft challenged. ;) Pat

  6. You are definitely not craft challenged my friend! Your wreath looks perfect on the door. Every time I see the picture of my wreath I am reminded to clean off the panes of my door outside. LOL

  7. What a lovely wreath! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I'm your newest follower so that I can see what you're up to.


  8. Thought you said you couldn't make wreaths????? Your's is beautiful and the tutorial is great. Thanks.


  9. Yours is awesome, Elaine, great job!

  10. It looks fantastic against that red door! I want a red door!

  11. I need to make one of these for my fireplace. You will find me at Hobby Lobby or JoAnns tomorrow.Thanks for sharing.

  12. Elaine, I'm so glad that I just happened to link up at Marty's maybe a second before you did. You made a great tutorial and maybe I'll try my hand at making a wreath, too. Thanks for posting the info.


    P.S. It looks professionally made!:)

  13. This is just precious. great instructions, too. thanks so much.

  14. Gorgeous wreath - perfect for fall!

  15. HI Eleine, your home is so cute and cozy,gorgeous wreath.
    Happy Fall

  16. Elaine, I love your wreath and I love your blog. Sooooo cute!