As you guys know from my last post, I couldn’t resist decorating the front of our house for Fall this year. I think we have moved almost every year for the past five years. I’m long overdue for some stability and a sense of home. Fall is the perfect time to dive deep into home decor because of the warm colors of the season. Burlap has been a huge trend this year for Fall wreaths. Surprisingly, I was super inspired to try to make my own DIY burlap Fall wreath. Y’all know my style tends to be more chic and modern than the browns and farmhouse type of decor. Keep reading to see how I put my own spin on the DIY burlap Fall wreath everyone is making this Fall season.
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DIY Burlap Fall Wreath On A Budget
I created my first DIY wreath last Fall while living with family during my husband’s deployment. It was so hard being apart from almost all of our belongings. I just needed to make something that was mine that would add a bit of flair to my family home. Unlike me, my mom is not crafty and isn’t that huge on the girly decor. I’m a huge fan of flowers, DIY crafts, and bright bold decor. Yup, my family home is nothing like that. Making a DIY wreath was the perfect touch to add my style to the house to celebrate the Fall season. Check out the complete tutorial for my DollarTree Fall wreath I created for under $15.
What You Will Need
Roll of Burlap
Variety of Flower Combinations
Small “Welcome” Sign
Wire Wreath Ring
Hot Glue Gun
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- Line the burlap roll around the wire wreath frame to get an idea of the length you will need for this project. I gave myself a little extra room just because you will be “puffing” the burlap which will take extra material.
- Cut the burlap roll once you decide the length for your burlap.
- Cut the burlap material you just measured into half horizontally. This way the width of the burlap will be about the size of the wreath width.
- Attach one end of the burlap to your wreath at one of the markers( note where I have the pipe cleaners attached) using a pipe cleaner. You will wrap it around the wire and twist until it is secured.
- Scrunch the burlap so that it can puff up a bit. Then, secure it to the next wreath marker using the pipe cleaner.
Repeat until it is fully covered.
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Depending on how thin your burlap is, you may want to repeat this process on the other side of the wreath. (Pictured Below)
I did it at a few places that seemed like it would look see-through with the wire wreath. Give yourself some wiggle room just to make sure that you’re not overdoing it. You still need to place the flowers and whatever knick-knacks you decided to be apart of your wreath design.
Once you’re done securing the burlap material to your wreath and everything is how you want it, it’s time to start “decorating”.
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- Place your flower combinations into the wreath and fold the ends into the wreath. This way the flower combination is secure and stays in place just as you visualized it. If you’re confused on how to fold the ends, think vines. You’ll be wrapping the stems of your flower combinations into the wreath like a vine. Done correctly, your flowers will stay in place without any assistance like glue.
Keep in mind that you have to glue your sign near the bottom. So, try to keep clear of that area until you can glue your sign.
- Remember to space out the flowers. For example, let’s say you only have three small bunches. If you put all on one side, then the other side of the wreath will always look unfinished.
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Here’s the fun part! Bust out that hot glue gun and get ready to work a miracle. Just some background knowledge– This was my first time EVER using a hot glue gun. Seriously! Right, like where have I been? I really thought that hot glue guns were expensive which is why I never tried to get one.
Low and behold that it’s under $5 sitting on a Walmart shelf where I’m at almost every day. Ya girl feels really smart right now as you can guess haha! Not one of my finest moments. If you want to take your DIY Fall wreath to the next level, I definitely suggest you purchase one ASAP!
So back to Step 9… I want you to hot glue your sign to the bottom of the wreath. Use the size and width of your sign as a way to measure exactly where to place your sign.
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You will hot glue any leftover flowers, pumpkins, decor, or whatever else that needs to go onto the wreath. Start off with any gaps in the wreath then spread out.
Look over your wreath. Double-check for any gaps or lack of symmetry. You want your wreath to have a consistent and intentional design. Pine cones and leaves are a great filler to take your wreath to the next level.
Fluff out of your wreath. Spread out any flowers that may be clumped together. Fluff out any burlap that may be looking flat. This is your chance to perfect your final product.
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Here’s my final product for DIY burlap Fall wreath. I got all of the tools from Walmart and Dollar Tree. It was so important for me to only get cheap supplies since we will be moving in a couple of months. The last thing that I need is to splurge on decor when we will be moving and finding a new place at the beginning of December.
If you’re looking to branch out and decorate your front porch, check out how I decorated our house on a budget.
Until next time,