Inside: Dress up your front door for fall with an easy-to-make burlap door wreath.
One time I made a burlap wreath using a dryer vent. What an epic fail.
The dryer vent wreath looked perky (like this.) For about 10 minutes. Then, it drooped into a sad oval as if it had melted.
My repurposing adventures don’t always go well. Clearly.
But a simple burlap door wreath (made with a wreath form) is a definite win.
You won’t find it sagging on your front door. Made from a sturdy wreath form and burlap ribbon, a burlap door wreath will look good for years.
Here’s How to Create the Ultimate Fall Burlap Wreath for Your Front Door
If you’re like me, a burlap wreath DIY project will put you right in the fall mood.
So you light a pumpkin spice latte candle. You pour apple cider donut coffee into your “Happy Fall!” mug. You are decked out and ready to make a fall wreath.
But what kind of wreath should you make? You’ve probably seen burlap door wreaths galore on Pinterest and Instagram.
Should you make a burlap wreath with ribbon wound through it? A burlap wreath with flowers? One made from a dryer vent? Oh wait. Don’t do that one.
To me, the ultimate burlap wreath is simple. Basic. A canvas for adding whatever decorative elements you want.
That’s what makes this the ultimate burlap door wreath. (That and it looks expensive but costs less than $10. Because who doesn’t love saving money?)
With just a few supplies, you can create the ultimate burlap door wreath. Here’s what you’ll need to make a burlap wreath.
What you’ll need:
- Burlap fabric rolls (I used two rolls of 5 inch x 10 yards that I got at Walmart.)
- Metal wreath ring (I got mine at the Dollar Tree.)
- Wire cutters
- Optional decorative flowers (I used fake cattails from the Dollar Tree.)
Ready? Let’s do this.
A Step-By-Step Tutorial to Make a Fall Burlap Door Wreath
The first time you make a ruffled burlap wreath, it might take a bit of brainpower to get the steps down. Like anything, the first time is the hardest. So, don’t get frustrated. Trust me, you’ll get it. And when you complete your wreath, you’ll feel like a burlap wreath-making pro.
I’ll take you through the steps of crafting together your burlap door wreath.
(You can also watch this super handy video that shows you how to make a burlap wreath.)
1. Fold into quarters
Fold your burlap ribbon into quarters hot dog style. This step makes it easier for you to slip the burlap ribbon through the wreath ring and secure it.
2. Secure the burlap ribbon
Tie the end of the folded burlap ribbon to the first ring of the wreath ring with the wire. This will secure the burlap as you start to form your wreath.
3. Push the ribbon through the second and third rings
Push the burlap ribbon into tufts sticking out of the second and third rings on the wreath ring.
4. Bunch and twist
Bunch up those three tufts together, flip the wreath ring over and twist the burlap ribbon to secure it.
Now, you’ll repeat steps three and four. Continue pushing, bunching and twisting your way around the wreath ring. You’ll get the hang of it and will move more quickly as you go.
6. Finish off
When you’ve finished filling in the burlap wreath, cut off the end of the burlap ribbon. Tie the end of the burlap ribbon to the wreath ring with a bit of wire to keep it in place.
10 Ways to Decorate Your Burlap Door Wreath for Fall
The neutral tone of this burlap door wreath makes it the ultimate blank canvas to personalize for fall.
As you can see, I decorated my wreath for fall with fake cattails in spunky reds, bright yellows and deep browns.
But you have an infinite number of fun options to decorate with. Give your blank burlap wreath a fall makeover with these ideas.
1. Add flower power with faux flowers
Stick a bunch of faux flowers on one edge of your wreath. Or, weave them around the entire radius of the wreath.
Use faux flowers in fall colors like rich reds, oranges and browns.
2. Stick on wood slices
Add some nature to your wreath.
Hot glue small wood slices around the perimeter of the wreath or in the pattern of your choice.
You could even stencil letters onto four wood slices to spell out FALL. If you’re feelin’ fancy, you know.
3. Weave ribbon into your wreath
Snake ribbon through your wreath for a pop of color and texture. You may want to do this step as you assemble the wreath.
(Dollar Tree has pretty fall-themed ribbons available right now by the way.)
4. Add charm with mini pumpkins
Attach cute miniature pumpkins to your burlap wreath using hot glue.
Try making a small grouping of three to four mini pumpkins along one edge of the wreath.
5. Make it plaid
Plaid might typically make you think of the holidays. But plaid works for fall too.
After all, I bet you have a flannel shirt hanging in your closet you love wearing this time of year. Am I right?
Add a little plaid to your wreath with plaid ribbon. Make a simple bow from the plaid ribbon and tie or hot glue it to the top of your wreath.
6. Feather it out
Add faux or real feathers to your wreath for an unexpected decorative element.
The spikiness of the feathers contrasts well with the round wreath.
Hot glue a bundle of feathers to the wreath. Or, tuck a few feathers underneath a pretty ribbon bow to add layers of decorative fun.
7. Wave the wheat
Wheat stalks will give your wreath a rustic vibe.
Take a small bundle of wheat and tie it together with twine.
Then, secure the wheat bundle to your wreath with hot glue.
8. Make it leaf-like
Fake the look of autumn branches by hot gluing faux autumn leaves to branches.
Attach the autumnal branches to your wreath with hot glue or twine.
9. Go apple all the way
Make this wreath the apple of your eye by adding faux apples to your wreath.
Hot glue them around the inner circle of the wreath or create a small grouping along one edge.
10. Go full-on harvest-themed
Take your wreath to the next level with harvest-themed items.
Secure a grouping of pumpkins, pine cones and Indian corn to your wreath with hot glue or twine.
See? I told you it’s a win. No sagging in sight.