Monday, June 4, 2012

Pleated burlap wreath tutorial

I keep forgetting that it's only the beginning of June. 

Here in Arizona it's been over a hundred degrees for weeks now, and I can't believe for most of the country, spring is just ending.

But either way, I'm showing you today how to make a beautiful, super easy, Spring-ish burlap wreath.


Here are the materials you'll need:

1/2 a yard of tan burlap

1/2 a yard of white washed burlap

1/2 a yard of bone burlap

1/2 yard white cotton or muslin

fabric scissors 

metal hanger


Step 1:

Cut your fabric into strips that are about 4 fingers width wide.

Step 2: 

Fold the strips of fabric, accordion or pleated style 


Step 4: This step is only necessary for the cotton/muslin fabric. Since the wire isn't able to go through the material without a hole, you need to snip one.

Fold the accordion fabric strip in half and snip a small hole through all the layers. 


It will look like this.


Step 5: Push the wire through the hole you snipped.


Step 6: Fold the burlap accordion style as you did with cotton/muslin.

You won't need to snip a hole for the wire to go through with the burlap.

Since it's so loosely woven, it's really easy to slide the wire through the fabric.


Step 7: Alternate the strips of burlap and fabric as you desire, making sure the wreath is full.

Step 8: Bend the wire into a circle and shape it till you achieve the look you want.

Step 9: Twist the ends of the wire securely together and use wire cutters to remove the excess.


Step 10: Using the remaining cotton or burlap strips, tie a loop around the twisted ends of the wire.

Step 11: Hang and enjoy! 






Total cost:

Hanger: Free

White Cotton: $1.99*

Tan Burlap (1/2 yard): $1.50*

White Washed Burlap (1/2 yard): $1.50*

Bone Burlap (1/2 yard):  $1.50*

(*Sale price)

Total: $5.50

Total time: About 20 minutes.

Easy and cute make for some of my favorite projects. :)









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9 comments:

  1. Super-duper cute and oh so simple. That would go perfect with my decor! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. This is so sweet and so cute. I save all my wire hangers around here, you just never know. This is going on the summer project list. Thanks for sharing! Pinning next!

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  3. Cute wreath! I like the combination of fabrics. I made one last Winter which was a combination of burlap and lace.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  4. Julia, What a darling wreath! So frenchy and oooh la la fun! Your tutorial is great. I hae a bedroom that is crying for this wreath!!!!

    Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party going on now! Come on over and join with your very chic wreath!

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  5. lovin' this! I love the simplicity ... so pretty! ♥ much love

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  6. So cute! I'm pinning this now!

    Found you over at The 36th Avenue.

    I'd love for you to link up to my party:

    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/07/its-piece-o-cake-linky-party-14.html

    Have a great weekend!

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I really appreciate all of your thoughts and comments! They bring a smile to my face!