It seems like fall is really flying by. I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year! There is nothing like fall in New England. (Of course, there is nothing like winter in New England either, but we’re not going to think about that right now, are we?)
Everywhere you turn there are trees that you never even knew existed all of a sudden showing off absolutely stunning shades of yellow, orange, and red. It is breathtakingly beautiful!
I love to have a festive DIY wreath on my door for every holiday and season. The problem is that I don’t have enough room to store all those wreaths, because wreaths take up so much room! My solution to this is to make my wreaths interchangeable, that way at the end of the season I can just take everything off the wreath form and reuse it for the next holiday. The only things I need to store are a few flowers and accessories!
I used pins to secure the flowers to this DIY fall burlap wreath so that I can easily remove them and change them out in a few weeks for some Christmas decor! I will post my updated wreath for each season so that you can get some ideas for your own interchangeable burlap wreath.
If you don’t want to make your DIY fall burlap wreath interchangeable, you can just glue everything down instead of pinning it. Too easy! Now onto the good stuff…
- Wreath form
- Burlap strips or ribbon
- Flowers, leaves, & other fall decorations
- Ribbon for bow
- Raffia ribbon (optional for hanging)
*A note about the materials: The wreath I used was actually a straw wreath. Let’s just pretend that I didn’t go through all the trouble to wrap it in yarn only to change my mind and end up wrapping it with burlap, ok? If you use a straw wreath, you obviously don’t need to wrap it with yarn, but leave the plastic on to make it easier to wrap.
Also, burlap ribbon is easier to use if you have it, but if not you can use burlap fabric and cut it into strips, like I did. Check out my tutorial on how to cut burlap if you want to get nice, straight strips that won’t fray.
Steps to Create DIY Fall Burlap Wreath
1. Glue the end of your burlap to the back of the wreath. Wrap the burlap around the wreath. If your strips aren’t long enough, just glue a new one to the back where the last one ended and keep wrapping until the entire wreath is wrapped with burlap.
2. Pull your flowers off the stems and cut the little ends off so they are as flat as possible.
3. Arrange your flowers and leaves on the wreath until it looks the way you want it to. I did a bottom layer of leaves underneath to give the wreath some depth as well as hide any burlap that might show between the flowers.
5. Pin the flowers and leaves down. You can hide the pins under the flower petals like in the picture below. I used about two pins for every flower. It also helps if you use pins that are similar in color to your flowers. Secure any other decorations you want to add with pins, and check to make sure that all the pins are hidden.
6. Make a bow out of your ribbon and use pins to secure it to the top of the wreath. If you need help making a bow, check out this tutorial.
7. Hang your wreath! I braided some raffia and wrapped it in a loop to hang my wreath. If you don’t have raffia, you can use the same ribbon you used for your bow. I use these magnetic wreath hangers to hang my wreaths so there’s no damage to the door or weather stripping.
And there you have it, a beautiful DIY fall burlap wreath that you can use for every holiday and season! For some reason my red flowers are looking pink in the pictures, but I promise it looks much more fall themed in person!
I can’t lie, I will be slightly sad when I have to take the flowers and leaves off in a few weeks to change it out. I hate to see fall go! So, what do you think about the idea of an interchangeable wreath? Let me know in the comments!
LET'S BE FRIENDS!
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