How To Make a Burlap Christmas Wreath

How To Make a Burlap Christmas Wreath

One of my favourite pre Christmas jobs is to make a wreath for the front door.

In the past, I’ve used a foam ring and made one with greenery and berries. But over the last few years, I’ve tried making different kinds of wreaths instead.

Making a green wreath was going to be harder this year as my source of Leyland Cypress has been cut down and replaced with a fence. It’s less work for the people who run the plant nursery behind us, but it’s less useful at Christmas!

The oasis flower foam people recently sent me a couple of rolls of burlap ribbon along with a vase and a lantern. I’ve used the lantern, and I wanted to make something with the ribbon.

I also made some felt poinsettias earlier in the week, and as somebody on Facebook suggested, they would look very nice on a wreath!

So I decided to make a burlap Christmas wreath.

Initially I decided to have a go at making a bubble wreath, but I discovered that my wreath form wasn’t the same as the ones used in the tutorials I’d found on YouTube. It’s also not as easy as you’d think, and you need masses of ribbon! I had 3 rolls, each with 3 metres on, and it wasn’t enough.

So I undid it and tried something else! This is what I came up to make a burlap christmas wreath

The ribbon is plaited around the wreath form. The messy bit where the ends are is covered with the bow. The felt flowers are the same ones I made earlier in the week (the tutorial for them is here).

So here are the instructions for making a plaited burlap Christmas wreath!

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Plaited Burlap Christmas Wreath Tutorial

You Will Need

A wreath form (I got these from Amazon), wide ribbon in 3 different designs (3 3 metre rolls will be plenty), felt flowers (the tutorial for the poinsettias is here), a pipecleaner or an elastic band, a needle and to make a burlap christmas wreath

The burlap ribbon I used came from Oasis Home and Hobby. The tartan stuff came from the weird little shop over the road from my house.

Making the Wreath

1. Using the pipe cleaner or an elastic band, secure the ends of the ribbon to the wreath to make a burlap christmas wreath

2. Start to plait the ribbon around the wreath form. To do this, take the ribbon from the back around the edge, then through the gap in the centre. how to make a burlap christmas wreathhow to make a burlap christmas wreathhow to make a burlap christmas wreath

Keep going! Try to keep the plaited sections about the same to make a burlap christmas wreath

When you get to the joins, just take care to cover them up. You can always pull the ribbon a little bit to hide to make a burlap christmas wreath

3. When you get back to wear you started, tie the ends by wrapping them round the wreath once and pulling the ends to make a burlap christmas wreath

4. To make the bow, make a loop with a piece of ribbon and sew the ends together. You might like to gather it a little to make a burlap christmas wreath

5. Hold the bow to the wreath over the ends, then take a piece of contrast ribbon and wrap it around the wreath and the bow. Sew a few stitches at the back to hold it in place.

6. Cut another piece of ribbon and fold it in half to make the tails of the bow. Sew it to the back of the wreath.

7. Take your felt flowers and arrange them at the bottom of the wreath on one side. Sew them to the wreath by sewing a couple of stitches into the back of the flower and passing the needle through the wreath. Sew a couple of stitches into the ribbon and tie off the ends. how to make a burlap christmas wreath

8. Hang the wreath on your door and expect to feel Christmassy every time you come home!how to make a burlap christmas wreathhow to make a burlap christmas wreath

If you like making wreaths, you might like to take a look at these wreath tutorials here.


About AnnaWilson

I'm Anna and I live in Norfolk with my four beautiful boys, my husband and a three legged cat. I don't have an actual craft room due to the fact that we are six messy people living in a not very big house. I do however have a pile of unfinished projects. Thankfully there is plenty of room in cyberspace, so make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and make yourself at home! And please leave me comments! And maybe like me on Facebook :)

8 comments on “How To Make a Burlap Christmas Wreath

  1. Dear Anna, this is a lovely Christmas wreath. I like you story and also the fact that you found what you are good in and enjoy to do. Every person should find his passion and use some imaginanition and good will to be happy. Great energy!

  2. You have quit the family and a 3 legged cat! Love it… But this so beautiful! I have a friend that uses burlap and regular designed material to make Christmas ornaments using styrofoam balls… They are a hit here 🙂 I’m going to pass this along to her for new ideas!
    Thanks 🙂 Toki

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