Descriptive Burlap Wreath Tutorial

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Recently I made a burlap wreath to decorate for Halloween. I struggled through a few online tutorials before realizing I needed one that was a little more detailed–I’m not too crafty :)

Basic Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Burlap Wreath Tutorial

You’ll need:

30 feet of burlap (5-6 inches wide)

1 wire floral wreath

Small amount of floral wire

Burlap Wreath Tutorial - Step One

1. Fold the top of a small section of burlap into thirds.


2. Wrap a 4-inch piece of floral wire around the section of burlap:


3. Secure the burlap to one of the cross braces on the wire wreath:


4. Weave the burlap in and out of each of the three sections of the wire wreath, leaving 4-5 inches outside the wire. Don’t stress about the way it looks right now! You’ll go back and “fluff” when you’re done.

If it’s easier to work with the burlap, you can cut it into sections. Just remember that for each section you do, you’ll have to begin at step 2 with floral wire.


In each section of the wire wreath, you can get about 3 “rows” of burlap.”


5. You can add more rows per section for a fuller wreath or less for a thinner wreath. Mine is thinner.


When you come to the end of the wreath, cut the burlap and secure the end to the wire wreath with floral wire. Don’t forget to fluff!


  1. This is SO great! I love that you were able to include the picture with the detailed directions. I am a serious crafter, I was even a fine arts major and there are so many times when I read a tutorial on Pinterest and it might as well be in Russian :)

  2. So cute. I love this style of wreath, especially since it lends itself to being reused for different holidays. Might need to craft one of these up myself.

    • Thanks, Kelly! It was super easy after I got the hang of it, and after seeing some of the tutorials out there I realized I needed one for those of us who need a little bit more help :)

  3. What size of wire wreath did you use? I have a smaller 12″ one that I need to use so I’m trying to see how much burlap I would need for it. Awesome tutorial! By far the best one I have found for this type of wreath! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you, Mikaela!

      From edge to edge, the outside of my wire wreath is 18 inches – I have only seen them in this size so I didn’t even think to mention the size of the wreath (like I said, I’m not very crafty!). Good luck with your wreath!

  4. Thanks so much for your tutorial, Joanne’s fabric had a good coupon this week so I got the materials and made this, without your help I couldn’t have done it! Thanks so much!

  5. Your wreath is beautiful and thank you for ur tutorial. I’ve been searching for the easiest way and yours is it! Thanx

  6. Great tutorial, Becca! I’ve never made a burlap wreath myself, you make it look so easy! Thanks so much for sharing at our Get a Your DIY on Party. I hope you can join us again tonight for furniture revivals week!

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