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Friday, October 19, 2012

DIY Farmhouse Burlap Wreath

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I have been lusting after those beautiful Farmhouse burlap wreaths  I have seen all over Pinterest.  You know the ones that are full of so much texture and just so vintage and "farmhousie"  looking.  Well, I finally decided to make one for myself instead of enjoying them through pictures.


Vintage, Paint and more... diy burlap wreath from a foam wreath form, burlap and hot glue



Isn't it gorgeous?  And, so simple to make.  I did it in one evening while also watching some TV.

                       

                    DIY Farmhouse Burlap Wreath




You will need:
  •  2 yards of burlap  - color of your choice
  • styrofoam wreath form - size of your choice
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • ruler
 Most of the wreaths I had seen were a dark brown in color but this was not available at our Walmart and that being the only place for fabric I chose the white the only color they had - white.  However, after it was finished I liked the white so much better than the brown ones I had seen.  Sometimes, things work out so much better when we are given fewer choices.
  
Vintage, Paint and more... steps to making a wreath from burlap and styrofoam

I cut the burlap into 4" x 4" squares.  I didn't count how many.  I just made a big stack and then cut some more when I ran out.
  
Vintage, Paint and more... steps to making a burlap wreath

Begin by taking one 4" square and folding it diagonally making one corner touch the opposite corner as pictured above.

Vintage, Paint and more... steps to making a burlap wreath

Next, I made a little fold ( or tuck ) at the center and applied hot glue to it.
  
Vintage, Paint and more... steps to make a fall wreath from burlap and styrofoam

Then I poked the glued area into the Styrofoam wreath. You can use a pencil, screwdriver, knitting needle - anything that will poke the fabric down into the Styrofoam.  You can see how it looks in the above picture.

Vintage, Paint and more... wreath made from burlap and styrofoam wreath form

I did the outside edge first making sure no green showed when I looked at it from all angles.
  
Vintage, Paint and more... fall wreath made from burlpa and styrofoam wreath form

Then I started filling in around the top and the inside edge.
  
Vintage, Paint and more.. adding burlap squares to a styrofoam wreath form

Keep working around the wreath filling in any gaps where you may see the green through. This makes a very full wreath.


Vintage, Paint and more...burlap wreath tuthorial

So simple and so lovely. I love the fraying of the fabric it adds to its personality and shabbiness
I hung it on our front door where it really stands out against the black.
I use this wreath year round in different areas of our home.  You can easily add "faux" flower picks to it to reflect the season you are wanting to use it for.  In the Fall I add sunflowers and leaves to reflect the colors of fall,  at Christmas I add poinsettias or gold Christmas balls.  You can use whatever coordinates with your decor to change it out.  It is truly one of the most versatile wreaths I have.  

What do you think? Is there a beautiful burlap wreath in your future?
Vintage, Paint and more... a beautiful diy'd Farmhouse white burlap wreath that can be used in any decor and transitions through all the seasons


Until next time - have a great day
and create something you love.

                            


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32 comments:

  1. Love your wreath. I've been dieing to make one lately, have purchased everything to make it too, just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Maybe this weekend?? Thanks for the inspiration to get mine done.

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  2. Thank you so much - I am really enjoying it. Thank you for stopping by.....and hope you can get to that wreath this weekend....

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial on the burlap wreath, hope to make one:)

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  4. You are welcome - it's quite simple - think you will enjoy it.....

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  5. OMG - I absolutely love it Cathy - have to try one of these, definitely!

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    1. Thqnk you - I am so loving this one... I think you'll have fun making it - quite simple....

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    2. Hi Cathy I found you thru You are talking too much. LOVE linky parties tho I don't have my own blog (I spend too much time lurking around so many of the great ones out there)Your wreath is beautiful. I love burlap but didn't know it came in white. I like it better than the natural color I think and it looks great on your black front door too. Thanks n have a great week! Leslie

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    3. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  6. Hey there Chica,
    I finally came looking and found you too! I think I need to double back to see at what point in accomplishing (time), the transition took place! I've got some catching up to do..., lol!, in all aspects of life!
    The wreath is beautiful! The white burlap looks great on your door.., and come Christmas time, a splash of red with old bulbs,wtv (knowing you, wtv will become a treasure hunt! lol!), will make it stand out right thru the Holidays.
    Cya soon =)






















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  7. I found your blog through "Embracing Change" - absolutely love this wreath and the tutorial. Thank you!

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  8. How sweet - thank you for stopping by...

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  9. Just gorgeous!
    I made a similar one with red burlap in the past and it is beautiful! Love the white!

    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  10. I bet the red is awesome and would be lovely during the holidays. Thank you so much for stopping by and for hosting such an awesome party.

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  11. Very pretty! Thanks for the great step by step, I just may try one! I'm now a new follower!

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  12. Your wreath looks absolutely fantastic. It's one of the fluffiest burlap wreaths I've seen. Thanks so very much for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP! xoxo

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    1. Thank you - I love it. Thanks for stopping by and hosting such a great party.....

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  13. What a pretty wreath! Your tutorial is great also. Not everyone gives a good tutorial. Thanks for sharing at Totally Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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  14. Thank you Peggy and thanks for hosting such a great party.....

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  15. I love this wreath, it came out really nice and a matter of fact I have one that Jennifer made me when she was in Stars at church. I remember making something a LONG time ago with baggies and a clothes hanger! I love your creativity Cathy!! Love, theresa

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  16. I really like the way this wreath turned out. I want to make some more of them but, what do you do with a bunch of wreaths??? lol.... I remember those baggies and clothes hangers - we made those when I was in school - what a blast from the past.....

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  17. Your wreath has such a crisp and clean look, it could work beautifully for any season. Love it and pinned. Stopping by from Throwback Thursday. Amy @ StowandTellU

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  18. I LOVE THIS .......... This is on my list for a DIY, I did a Pine Cone Wreath a few weeks ago!

    Take care
    Maria

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  19. I have always wanted to make a burlap wreath like yours. I like that yours can be used for any season. Thanks so much for sharing with this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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  20. This looks so great, Cathy! I am totally going to copy this for Christmas! Thank you for the idea! :)
    Jen at Migonis Home

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  21. I'm loving your burlap wreath! And I like that it's white. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

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  22. I love anything burlap and your wreath is right up there! Great job! Thanks for sharing it at the Throwback Thursday linky party! :)

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  23. LOVE IT! I am working now on a paper wreath that I will be showing in the blog soon ;-) I invite you to participate in our linky party every thursday if you'd like. We love to make new friends! http://www.thefamilyfunspot.com/2013/11/bloggers-unidas-1.html Have a lovely day!

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  24. ve been wanting to make a burlap wreath and didn't know exactly how to do it. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I think I'll make a red and green one for Christmas! Thanks for sharing with this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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  25. I love this Cathy - so much easier than cutting a million strips and tying them on !
    Thanks for sharing - I'm off to pin
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  26. I love it! The style I am doing is different but now I can't wait to try this one too! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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