When I was younger, I didn’t really think much about fall, but the past few years I’ve come to really love the fall season. I love the smells, the tasty treats like pumpkin spiced lattes and apple pie, and the parties. Say what? In my husband’s family there are 3 birthdays in the month of September alone, with my little guy’s and my Dad’s in October, and another one in November. There are always lots of pretty fall decorations and yummy smelling candles at the parties. Since I love all those fall decorations so much, I decided to make a wreath for my own house. I had been wanting to do this for a few years now, and I finally got around to it.
It actually only took me about 2 hours total work time for this project from start to finish. This project is actually really easy as long as you can avoid burning yourself with the hot glue.
To make a burlap wreath you will need:
1-2 yards of burlap in your choice of color (I used one yard, but if you prefer a fuller wreath you might want closer to two)
Fabric, felt, ribbon, or burlap in coordinating colors to make rosettes
Hot glue gun
Copious amounts of hot glue (don’t underestimate like myself and get 95% done and run out of glue)
Scissors and/or rotary cutter (I don’t have a rotary cutter, but was wishing I did while cutting the burlap)
Grapevine or foam wreath form – I used grapevine because it was cheaper
1. Grab your burlap and cut into ~3 x 3 inch squares. I used chalk to mark a my measure then cut it into strips, and finally squares. You can do whatever works for you.
You’re good to go!
I used fabric and felt scraps I already had on hand to make the rosettes. If you’re going to purchase something, the felt was much easier to work with than the cotton/poly fabric. You could also just do a great big bow or whatever else you like and leave off the rosettes.