How to Make the Ultimate Fall Burlap Door Wreath

Inside: Dress up your front door for fall with an easy-to-make burlap door wreath.

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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

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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?)

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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
  • 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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4. Bunch and twist

Bunch up those three tufts together, flip the wreath ring over and twist the burlap ribbon to secure it.

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5. Repeat

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.

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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.

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See? I told you it’s a win. No sagging in sight.


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How to Make a Faux Succulent Wreath

Inside: Discover how to create a faux succulent wreath in an unexpected way.

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When I plant succulents, they’re happy one moment and dead the next.

While I consider myself a plant-savvy person, succulents are my downfall. A perky cactus deflates like a balloon. Purple echeveria browns within days. Jade shrivels away from me like I’ve scorned it.

So, when I saw the living succulent wreath trend that’s been making the rounds on Pinterest and home decorating websites, I knew no way would I keep one alive for longer than a few days.

Rather than killing some pretty succulents, I opted for a different option.

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This is the Easiest Way to Make a Faux Succulent Wreath

I decided to make a faux succulent wreath. Fake it til you make it, baby.

What you’ll need:

  • 10 – 15 faux succulents (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Wreath form (I used a wire form because it’s what I had. A straw or foam wreath form would also work well.)
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Hot glue gun

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Your handy hot glue gun will handle the bulk of this project. Since I’m no expert at sewing or using power tools, I use hot glue a lot. It’s a DIYers best friend.

Ready to make your faux succulent wreath?

Step 1: Wrap it up
Start by wrapping your burlap ribbon in even layers around the wreath form.

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Step 2: Trim off
Once you wrap all the way around your wreath form, trim off the burlap. Then, secure the end with a dab of hot glue. Make sure you leave enough ribbon so you can secure the end of the ribbon to the back of the wreath form. You want to keep it pretty, you know?

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Step 3: Prepare the succulents
The faux succulents I purchased came complete with mini pot. So, I had to detach them from the pot then trim the stems off. This way I could hot glue the succulents down flat to the wreath.

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Step 4: Hot glue the succulents
Carefully hot glue the back of each succulent to the wreath. I decided to concentrate my succulents in one area, but you could cover the entire wreath in succulents if you like.

Once you’ve hot glued all of your succulents, your faux succulent wreath is complete!

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Full disclosure: When I went to hang my faux succulent wreath, I noticed that my wreath wanted to dip toward the side with all of the succulents because the weight of them was pulling it down. After some finagling, and placing it just so, I managed to get it hung straight.

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This faux succulent wreath looks fancy, and I love that it’s made from simple craft store items. And, the best part? No plants were harmed in the making of this wreath.

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DIY Rope-Wrapped Bottles for a Farmhouse Look

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Every time the glass recycling bin is full and ready to take to the recycling center, a battle rages in my mind.

‘Couldn’t I do something with these bottles?’ ‘Will I need them for a future craft project?’ ‘I hate just getting rid of them, even if I am recycling them.’ ‘Is there a way to reuse them?’

Also, ‘Am I a hoarder?’

I never want to miss an opportunity to upcycle something. Who knows what beautiful project those sticky glass bottles could become?

If you too are reluctant to part with items that you could potentially repurpose, reuse or upcycle into something amazing, I have a project for you.

While you can’t save every glass bottle in your recycling bin, you can make (a few of) these DIY rope-wrapped bottles.

Go grab a few lucky bottles from your bin and let’s get started.

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So, you already have your glass bottles, but you’ll also need rope and a hot glue gun. I used leftover rope from when I turned this old dresser drawer into a wine rack, but there was only enough to cover one bottle. I purchased this sisal rope from Home Depot to finish the other two bottles.

What you’ll need:
– Glass bottles
– Rope (I got mine from Home Depot)
– Hot glue gun

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How to make DIY rope-wrapped bottles

The process is pretty straightforward.

Start at the bottom of your bottle and begin hot gluing and wrapping your rope around the bottle. Take your time and make sure you don’t leave any cracks between the rope strands.

To finish off, loop the rope around all the way to the very top of the bottle.

Keep going until you’ve completely covered the neck of the bottle. Snip off the end of the rope.

Put a dollop of hot glue on the end of the rope and tuck it inside the bottle to make it stay. This way, you’ll completely cover all of the glass.

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It’s so satisfying to see that simple Snapple bottle completely transformed.

(Side note: If you don’t want to risk the bottle label peeking through, remove it before you get started. Easily remove labels by running the bottles through the dishwasher or rubbing them with a scrub brush.)

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When used as vases, these rope-wrapped bottles can add a farmhouse feel to your home. The rope is rustic and perfectly neutral, so these bottles can fit into the décor in any room.

I used fake greenery that I bought at the Dollar Tree to dress up the bottles.

Normally, I’m not into fake plants, but I wanted to brighten up a dark bathroom that doesn’t get enough sunlight to support live plants. These bottle vases and fake, spiky greenery were the perfect solution.

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And there you have it.

That’s how I rescued a few glass bottles from the recycling bin.

The rest went to the recycling center because, I mean, you can only have so many rope-wrapped bottles, easy boot shapers and bracelet holders. But I’m sure I’ll come up with more ways to use glass bottles in the future!

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