Greet the season with a DIY fall wreath

Greet the season with a DIY fall wreath
Greet the season (and your guests) with rustic charm. Our fall burlap wreath is a stylish sign of the season. When you hang this custom creation from your front door, friends, family and neighbors will think you are a crafting maven. But this DIY fall wreath is really fast and easy to make. Just follow our easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to make a burlap wreath that's just your style.
Crafter level: Easy
Time needed: 45 minutes

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Materials

  • 18-in. square wire wreath form
  • Floral wire
  • 2 rolls 8-in.-wide burlap
  • Scissors
  • 1 large or several small fall leaf sprigs
  • Galvanized metal letter (about 6 in. tall)
  • Low-temp hot glue gun and glue sticks

Directions

  1. Open first roll of burlap and unroll. Tuck 1 end of the burlap through the corner of the metal wreath form, between the center and outer wire. Secure it to the wreath form with a small piece of floral wire.

  2. To make loops, pull about 4 inches of the burlap through from the back of the form to the front of the form between the center and outside wire. Then pull the next 4 inches through to the front of the form between the center and inner wire.

  3. Continue pulling through equal 4-in. lengths of burlap between the wires of the wreath form until you reach the end of the first roll. You should have about ½ to ⅔ of the wreath covered. Fluff out, twist, and scrunch the loops to hide the wire form.

  4. Repeat with the remaining roll of burlap until you have the entire wreath form covered. You may have some excess burlap left. Cut off excess burlap and tuck the end of the burlap through to the back of the wreath form. Secure it with more floral wire. Trim any burlap threads.

  5. Arrange leaf sprigs and letter onto the burlap wreath base. With a low-temp hot glue gun, glue the leaf sprigs to the wreath first, and then glue on the letter. Use additional floral wire to secure, if needed.

  6. Hang on your front door or in a covered area to keep it looking its best.

Additional decorating options

  1. Add natural elements with pheasant feathers, dried coxcomb and a twine bow.

    Burlap wreath decorated with pheasant feathers and dried coxcomb
  2. Dried hydrangea blooms, artificial berries and a satin ribbon bow add a sweet touch.

    Burlap wreath decorated with dried hydrangeas
Jeanne Field

Jeanne Field enjoys quilting, killer sudoku and washi-tape hoarding in her free time—which she has more of now that her 2 kids are in college. She hopes to live 1,000 or so more years so she can make ALL the quilts.

Hallmark photo stylist, Betsy Gantt, has created countless sets and all manner of handcrafted props, including cradles for kitties, elaborate fairy scenes and tiny trinket worlds. She spends her free time exploring flea markets for tiki collectibles and perfecting the mai tai.

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