One of my favorite things about Christmas (besides the cookies, of course) is the decorations. I thoroughly enjoy the pictures people post of their homes, I LOVE to take drives around town to see everyone’s houses all lit up, and of course I am SO excited to decorate my own house for Christmas!
This time last year we had just moved into our house, everything we owned was in boxes, and it was hard enough to find things like pots and pans, much less Christmas decorations, so we didn’t decorate. This is the first year we’re able to decorate and make everything festive (and let’s face it, by we, I mean me, because I could paint every wall in our house bright red and my husband probably wouldn’t notice).
While I am so excited to decorate, our house is a bit smaller and there’s not a lot of space to store decorations, but I am not about to let that stop me from having some fabulous holiday decor. That’s why I love making interchangeable holiday decor like this DIY Christmas burlap wreath! It saves so much space (and money!), and who couldn’t use more storage space and money? That’s like winning a mini lottery right there!
The great thing about interchangeable decor is you can turn it into something appropriate for whatever season, holiday, or occasion you want. So this month I have changed my wreath into a DIY Christmas burlap wreath! The best part about this interchangeable wreath is that I don’t need to store a wreath for every holiday and season, which is fabulous because wreaths take up A LOT of space! I don’t need to store any wreaths at all, actually, since this one is on my door year round. You can see all the different versions below!
You’d never know it’s the same wreath though, as it’s so easy to change out the accessories any time you want! So while it might be easier to just stick everything onto the wreath with glue and be done with it, it’s totally worth it to spend a little extra time making sure you can pull everything off and replace it in a few weeks for the next holiday. This is also great because it ensures you won’t have the same Christmas wreath hanging on your door every year.
Materials Needed to Create DIY Christmas 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.)
- Christmas accessories of your choice
- Ribbon in two different colors
- Thread that matches your burlap (If your accessories are lightweight, you will be able to secure them with pins and won’t need thread.)
- Large bow (You can also make this from a thick ribbon.)
Steps to Create DIY Christmas 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. Pin the end of one of your ribbons to the back of your wreath and wrap it around the wreath form. Secure it with another pin on the back, and repeat the process with your second ribbon, positioning the ribbons however you desire.
3. Secure your Christmas accessories to the front of the wreath. If your accessories are lighter, like flowers, you might only need to use pins to keep them in place. (To see how I used pins to keep all my flowers secured on my fall burlap wreath, check it out here.) Since my accessories for this wreath were heavier, I tied some ribbon around the bottom and used thread at the top. I hid the ribbon under the leaves, and the thread blends in so well you really can’t see it at all!
4. Finish adding all of your accessories with pins and thread until they’re secured and your wreath looks the way you want it to. I added some sparkly white fern things with more thread. The thread completely blends in with the wreath and stays totally hidden!
5. Add your large bow to the top of your wreath with pins. (If you’re making your bow from ribbon, check out this helpful tutorial.) Then make a loop from ribbon to hang the wreath with.
6. Hang your wreath on your front door for friends, family, ok and you, to admire! 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.
I had all the materials on hand except the ribbon, so this entire DIY Christmas burlap wreath cost me a whopping $2.50 to make. Not too shabby! Interchangeable wreaths are big money savers!
If you’re looking for more interchangeable holiday decor ideas, you’ll love my DIY burlap table runner tutorial! And stay tuned, because I’ll be updating this wreath throughout the year, as well as adding new interchangeable holiday decor tutorials!
So what do you think? Are you on board with the interchangeable wreath idea? What sort of accessories are you going to add to your DIY Christmas burlap wreath? If you loved this post, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter below to get my latest craft and home tips delivered right to your inbox!