A Better Burlap Wreath: How To

I know those mesh bubble wreaths are kind of big right now. You know the ones? You just weave a mesh-like fabric through a three-wire wreath and you’re all set. Here’s the thing: I think they are hideous. They are so bulky that  they can really dwarf a front door. I think the mesh that is used looks inexpensive and craft-projecty… and not in a good way. Basically, what I’m saying is that they just aren’t my taste. That being said, I wanted to make a wreath for Queenie that has the same vibe as a bubble wreath but more toned down and little more classic. So, I put my spin on it.

First things first. You’ll need your supplies:

  • foam wreath form
  • burlap (I had a a ton left over from the wedding so I used that.)
  • hot glue gun
  • wood letter
  • spray adhesive
  • moss

Let’s do it!

1. Cut the burlap into strips. Hot glue the edge of the first strip and wrap around the wreath tightly, making sure the entire wreath is covered. Glue periodically as you go so it stays tight.

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2. Next, glue the middle of a strip to the back of the wreath and then arrange the strip in loose folds around the front and sides of wreath. Once you have the strip placed how you want it, glue the strip to keep it there. (Remember: the point is to keep it loose, so you need to glue strategically. Meaning, don’t over-glue because then the wreath will be flat.)

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3. Now, you will look over the wreath and trim off any of the strings that are hanging out of place.

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4. Set the wreath aside and move onto the letter. (This is pretty easy.) Just spray the letter with the adhesive and place moss on top until your letter covered completely. For a different texture and gradations in color, I used a few different types of moss.

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5. Once it’s dry, and after you wash your mossy sticky fingers, figure out where to place the F on the wreath and hot glue into place. Choose a wide ribbon and loop through the top. Keep it long and tie a knot on the end, like you see below. Now for the hanging. All you need is a nonstick utility hook, like this, stuck to the INSIDE of the door UPSIDE DOWN.  It is strong enough to hold the wreath, as it is super light weight, so don’t worry about that. AND, mega bonus points: it’s easily removable, so no nail holes on your front door. Just place the ribbon on it and pull the ribbon over the door so it sits in the perfect place on the FRONT/OUTSIDE of the door, with no visible hooks.

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One thought on “A Better Burlap Wreath: How To

  1. Queen Frostine says:

    Love my wreath! You are so thoughtful and so talented!!! And I’m so lucky to be the recipient of this fabulous burlap wreath!

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