So I have to say, usually I look forward to changing my wreath out and coming up with one for the next holiday and season. But this time, I really was not looking forward to it, because it’s winter, and if there’s one thing I dread more than anything here in New England, it’s winter!
You will never find a “let it snow” sign or anything like that in my house. I am a veritable scrooge when it comes to loving winter and snow. Sure, the first time it snows it looks magical and fun, but then the snow just never ends, and the constant driveway shoveling and freezing temperatures just wear me down! I am a southern girl at heart!
We were lulled into a false sense of security last month. We had some cold days, but then there were the unusually warm days that made it seem as if maybe winter wasn’t going to come, maybe winter wasn’t going to be so cold and miserable. And then along came January, and it brought frigid temperatures and winds that I’m pretty sure are coming straight from the North Pole.
So when it came time to make my DIY winter burlap wreath, I almost didn’t make one. But then I decided I should at least give it a try. I went to JoAnn Fabrics, and helloooo Christmas clearance! They had these adorable little birds for 75% off! I think I paid 60 cents for them. How fun is that tail?! And then to top it off I found this beautiful blue chevron ribbon, and right there in the ribbon aisle I fell in love.
And then my inner crafter came back, and I knew that I was going to LOVE this winter burlap wreath, even though I am wishing this season away with every fiber of my being. And I have to say, I think this is my favorite wreath yet.
This best part about this DIY winter burlap wreath is that it’s interchangeable! It’s the exact same wreath I used for my fall burlap wreath and Christmas burlap wreath. I just change the accessories out for each season so I can reuse the wreath form instead of buying and storing a wreath for every holiday. That’s why I use pins to hold things in place instead of glue! It’s one of the ways I’m able to have plenty of beautiful holiday decorations with minimal holiday storage!
Materials Needed to Create DIY Winter Burlap Wreath
- Burlap-wrapped wreath (If your wreath isn’t already wrapped with burlap, you’ll need burlap fabric/ribbon, glue, and a wreath form.)
- Winter accessories of your choice
- Felt for the flowers (I got one large flower and 1-2 small flowers from one piece of felt.)
- Ribbon for bow & hanging
- Thread that matches your burlap (If your accessories are lightweight, you will be able to secure them with pins and won’t need thread.)
Steps to Create DIY Winter Burlap Wreath
1. If your wreath isn’t already wrapped with burlap, start wrapping it with your burlap ribbon or fabric cut into strips. (Check out my tutorial on how to cut burlap if you want to get nice, straight strips that won’t fray.) Glue the end of your burlap to the back of the wreath, and wrap the burlap around the wreath until the entire wreath is wrapped with burlap.
2. Create your felt flowers. To make the flowers, cut a circle from your felt and give it some wavy edges. Next, cut a spiral from the outside to the inside. Leave a small circle at the end. Starting from the outer edge, roll the felt in a circle until you get to the end. Cover the bottom of the flower with glue and glue the small circle at the end to the bottom. It’s really easy, and once you get the hang of it you can make a bunch of these in no time at all!
3. Arrange the flowers on your wreath and pin them in place. I used one pin in the center of each flower and they stayed totally hidden and secure.
4. Position and place the rest of your winter accessories. I used thread to secure my birds and branches. The thread matches the wreath, so you don’t notice it at all, and it holds everything on the wreath nicely. (How perfect are those birds for this wreath?! I can’t stop gushing over them!)
5. Make a loop from ribbon to hang the wreath with. Then make a bow from 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.)
6. Hang your wreath, and try not to fall head over heels in love with it. It’s just a wreath, after all. Haha, who am I kidding? I am totally in love with this wreath! If you need ideas for hanging your wreath, I use these heavy duty magnetic hooks to hang my wreaths so I don’t have to worry about damaging the door or weather stripping.
So what do you think? Are you on board with the interchangeable wreath idea? Interchangeable decor is such a great space saver! It means you don’t have a bunch of wreath forms to buy and store for every holiday. It really gives you so much potential for holiday decor without worrying about the storage!
In a few weeks I will change out the wreath accessories for Valentine’s Day, so stay tuned! If you’re inspired to make your own DIY winter burlap wreath, I’d love to see what you’ve created. Don’t be shy! Share your pics on my Facebook page!