DIY Burlap Wreaths

I have been in crafting mode recently, and at the top of my list… A Burlap Wreath! I love how rustic and homey they look. You can hang them on the front door, but they also fit just right inside the house on that empty wall that you’ve been wanting to fill. Plus, they are easy to make and super cheap!

Supplies:
My Exact 24″ Box Style Wreath Frame
2 Rolls of Burlap
Valentine’s Day Heart Ribbon
Velvet Ribbon 1″ to 1.5″
Jute Twine
My Exact Mini Glue Gun
A Valentine’s Day Decoration to Hang in the Center

These are all of the things I used to make mine. Some supplies you might already have – such as the jute, glue gun, velvet ribbon left over from Christmas, or a Valentin’s Day decoration to hang in the center. If you plan it right you can get everything 50% off at Hobby Lobby, and they have a printable coupon {or you can just show them the coupon from your smartphone} for 40% off one item that isn’t on sale. I got the 24″ wreath frame because it looked a lot smaller in the store, I could have went a size down and been just as happy.

My price break down:
24″ Wreath Frame – 40% coupon applied | $2.99
2 Rolls of 5.5″ Burlap – 50% off | $2.50 each for $5.00
Valentine’s Day Burlap Ribbon – 30% off | $2.79
90ft Velvet Ribbon – Christmas clearance section for 90% off | $0.80
Already had the jute twine | $0
Glue Gun – Didn’t have one, shame on me | $2.99
Hanging Valentine’s Day Decoration – Didn’t have ANY VDay decor, again.. shame on me. 30% off | $5.59

My total cost: $20.16

It would obviously be way cheaper if I would have just had the glue gun and a decoration hanging around the house {pun was so intended}. But the cool thing is this one wreath is completely transformable! Since burlap is so plain, it goes with everything. This wreath will turn into a St. Patrick’s wreath, followed by an Easter wreath, followed by a normal wreath with a monogram in the middle, and so on! You just have to buy the little things to change it up! One wreath to rule them all!!

Directions:
Just cut 3-4″ of jute, stick it through the burlap and tie it to one of the sections on the wreath {cut off extra jute}. Then start weaving the burlap through the wreath while making big loops. I actually watched THIS HELPFUL VIDEO to figure out how to do the weaving!! Watch it! 🙂 I did the same weaving with the Valentine’s Day burlap in two sections that were evenly across from each other.

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Then I made a velvet bow! Lay the bow like the picture and wrap that smaller piece that you’ll cut around the middle and hot glue it! So cute, and so simple. I can never tie a bow and make it look normal, so this worked for me! I’ll never make a bow by tying it ever again!

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Then I cut 3-4″ of jute and wrapped it around the back of the bow {through the center piece that you glued on} and tied it through holes in the burlap on the wreath. I hung the wreath on one of those 3M white plastic wall hangers that come off the wall easy. Then I tied enough jute to the Valentine’s Day hanging decoration to make it hang in the center and hung it from the 3M hook, as well. This Valentine’s hanging decoration was perfect to hang in the middle of the wreath because of its 3D effect from the different hearts turning! I found it in the VDay section at my local Hobby Lobby. There you have it! A Valentine’s Day wreath that will change with your holidays by just unweaving the burlap and adding different special touches.

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