Thoughts By Natalie

DIY Burlap Wreath

imageMy friend Lauren (and soon-to-be Nellie contributor!) is seriously a DIY goddess. She is endlessly creative and crafty, and has kindly offered to share a few of her holiday DIY projects with all of us here—isn’t she sweet? Happy crafting!
A Note from Natalie

Wreath base
Burlap, fabric, or brown paper bags
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Ribbon or lace for hanging your wreath

Step 1 Using your scissors, cut out leaf shapes from your burlap (or from your brown paper bags or fabric if this is the material you chose for your wreath). The leaf shapes can range from 1″-3″ and should be more oblong in shape. The size and thickness of your wreath base will determine the amount of burlap or fabric leaves that you need.


DIY Burlap Wreath //

Step 2 Starting on the outer part of the wreath base, hot glue a leaf shaped piece in place. Secure your burlap with a pea sized amount from your glue gun. As you glue and layer on more “leaves”, they will stay securely in place. Repeat this step, glueing leaves onto the outer part of your wreath, and slightly overlapping the fabric pieces as you glue each piece.

DIY Burlap Wreath //

DIY Burlap Wreath //

DIY Burlap Wreath //

DIY Burlap Wreath //

Step 3 Begin layering on more pieces. Glue your “leaves” working from the outer part of the wreath base to the inner part. Focus on small sections at a time. Layer the fabric pieces gradually so that a portion of the leaves under each new piece peeks through for texture. Continue this around the entire wreath base.

DIY Burlap Wreath //

DIY Burlap Wreath //

DIY Burlap Wreath //

Step 4 Once your wreath base if fully covered with your fabric leaves, add a bit more texture to the inner part of thewreath and any areas that may seem bare. Take a fabric piece and hot glue a pea sized amount directly in the middle of the oblong shape. Fold up the bottom of the fabric and press the it to the glue so that the bottom edge is just below the top edge of the “leaf”. You will have a folded leaf shape that you then can glue to the inner portion of the wreath, adding a bit more texture. Add as many as needed to look full and complete.

Step 5 Glue the additional folded leaves that you made in Step 4 to areas on your leave that may seem bare. This will help add fullness and more texture to your wreath.

DIY Burlap Wreath //

DIY Burlap Wreath //

DIY Burlap Wreath //

Step 6 Snip your ribbon or lace to a length that for hanging your wreath. Now it is ready to hang!

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  • Heather
    December 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    This is insanely cute, and I could actually do it! Pinning :)

    • Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Right? Lauren is awesome. She has lots of other amazing DIYs on her blog, too—be sure to check it out!

    • Lauren
      December 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Heather, its so do-able! If you end up making it, snap a photo so you can share it with us ;)

      • Natalie Lynn Borton
        December 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        Yes, definitely snap a photo if you make it, Heather!

  • Lauren
    December 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Yay! Thanks again for letting me share this fun DIY with your readers!

  • Aubrey Hubbell
    December 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Beautiful, Lauren! I love it! You’re as talented as ever!

    • Lauren
      December 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you, sweet friend!

  • Megan @ Lush to Blush
    December 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    This is so cute – I love it!