Burlap Wreath Tutorial… Sort of

January 8, 2014 — 2 Comments

Guys, I’m not as crafty as I like to think I am. I’ve admitted this before but here I am attempting crafts again. I’m either stubborn or stupid (who am I kidding, of course I’m stubborn!). Last year my Mom made a craft request for a Christmas gift and apparently she liked the decorative ‘S’ I made her enough to request another craft this year. This years challenge? A burlap bubble wreath. Yeah, I had no idea what that was either. But after she showed me her inspiration images (here, here, here, and here) I figured it was doable. I had trouble finding a tutorial, but then came across this one which I used for the materials list and not much else. I seem to be on a crafting trend where I look up lots of inspiration pictures, read several tutorials, and then disregard everyone’s advice and do whatever I want. This may be why I never like any of the crafts I do…

But I think this wreath turned out alright.

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial

For this project I bought:

a 24″ wire wreath frame (I lost my receipt but I think it was $10-$12)

2 rolls of 6 inch wide 30 ft long burlap ($6.99 each)

a roll of thin wire ($1.99) – I only used about 12″ of this so don’t buy a whole roll, just borrow some from a friend

hot glue gun and sticks – I used my mini low temp hot glue gun

wood cut outs (lost my receipt but I think all three were less than $10)

2 little bottles of paint ($1.99 each) – I didn’t use much but I was out of black and white so I had to buy these new

All in all after coupons I spent just under $40 to make this wreath.

If I were making this wreath for myself I would have been able to make it much faster but since I was making it for my Mom and I was unsure of exactly what she wanted… I questioned a lot of my choices. I could have made this in an hour, but it took about 2 hours spread out over two days.

The reason this is only ‘sort of’ a tutorial is because it’s really easy, but very hard to explain. So here is my best attempt to explain something simple yet hard to put into words.

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial The wire wreath frame I used was sort of curved, which you may be able to see from the picture above. Also, the burlap came in a roll so it was curved as well. I tried to work within those curves to make my job easier. So basically I just stick loops of the burlap up through the back of the wreath frame, I also twisted and turned about every other one I looped through to give it a more layered look. Like I said, it was very simple to do but hard to explain.

Side note: burlap smells awful! I mean, seriously awful! I’ve never used burlap before so I was surprised by that. Thankfully the smell faded over time, or at least I got used to it.

Here is the back of the wreath after I was finished:

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial I did not use any glue or wire in this process. This is just the burlap and wire frame.

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial I actually like it plain like this, but the inspiration images my Mom sent me all had stuff on them like fake flowers, initials, and bows. I wanted to get a large ‘S’ for our last name but I couldn’t find what I wanted to so I grabbed a fleur-de-lis and a small ‘J’ and ‘S’ (everyone in my family has a ‘J’ first name). I also couldn’t find a cool looking ribbon so I made my own.

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial You can probably follow my process in the last few pictures but basically all I did was lay out a strip of the burlap, painted it white, freehand painted black chevrons, and let it dry. It has the imperfect, rustic look that a lot of her inspiration images had. When it dried I cut it in half and started playing around with it (the burlap is 6″ wide so after it was cut it was about 3″ wide).

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial This is the part where I have no idea what I’m doing haha. Then I got a little crazy and cut my ‘ribbon’ into strips…

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial The “bow” under the fleur-de-lis I attached with a little glue from the hot glue gun and I also stitched it with the thin wire I bought. The fleur-de-lis is glued on.

Little House Design: Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial The strips that I stick around the bottom right are just stuck in through the wire frame. The ‘J’ and ‘S’ are glued on.

And that is how I made a huge burlap wreath for $40!

 

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I'm a single female homeowner who loves all things interior decorating. Especially if it involves thrifting.

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