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How to Make a Burlap Wreath In Less Than 30 Minutes!

Learn how to make a burlap wreath and you’ll have a custom, inexpensive, and cute project in under 30 minutes!

How to Make a Burlap Wreath In 30 Minutes

How to Make a Burlap Wreath In Less Than 30 Minutes!

Supplies for Making a Burlap Wreath

Here’s what I used to make this burlap wreath:

  • Floral wire wreath form
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Floral wire
  • Scissors

For this wreath, I bought all supplies at Michaels when they were on sale, so my total was around only $10.

I used a 12-inch floral wire wreath form and just under two rolls of cream-colored burlap ribbon that were each 4″ x 21′.

This burlap ribbon was also wired, but I’ve made wreaths before with non-wired burlap, so having the wired kind isn’t necessary (although I think I do prefer it).

I also used a pair of scissors to cut the second roll of burlap once my wreath was complete.

burlap wreath supplies of cream burlap ribbon, a wire wreath form, and a small piece of floral wire

My Burlap Wreath Terminology

I have no idea what the official terms are for a floral wire wreath form (or even if there are any official terms), but here is what I am going to refer to in this tutorial.

They’re pretty self-explanatory, but visuals never hurt:

Wire wreath form


Step #1: Attach Burlap to Wreath Form

After taking the packaging off my burlap ribbon, I grabbed the end and folded it in on itself until I had a little bit bunched up.

[Please, try not to be too jealous of my *impeccable* manicure…]

Hand holding folded end of cream burlap ribbon

Next, I grabbed my wreath form so the side I wanted to be the front was facing me.

My form wasn’t totally flat (I guess that’s called a BOXED wreath form). It had a little curve to it, so I made it so the curved, raised portion was the front.

I then cut off a small piece of floral wire (about 1.5-2″), bent it in half, and slid it around a divider bar on the outer loop of the wreath form.

I grabbed the end of the burlap ribbon that I had just bunched up and placed it on the BACK side of the wreath form behind the top divider bar and poked the two ends of my wire through.

To secure it in place, I just gave the wire ends a nice twist so they were snuggly wrapped around each other.

NOTE: You don’t *have* to attach the burlap this way. I made another wreath by just tying the end of the burlap ribbon to the wreath form and it worked just as well, but I do have to say I prefer using the floral wire…it’s much easier on the fingers!

You can also probably use pipe cleaners, Christmas ornament hooks, or even paper clips.

Front and back photos showing end of burlap ribbon attached to wreath form with floral wire

Step #2: Start Making Poofs

Now comes the magic part: making the poofs!

The beautiful thing about this method that I’m about to describe is that there is zero cutting of the burlap.

That’s right…NO cutting dozens of strips or squares, and NO needing a thousand little straight pins and hundreds of ensuing pricks and bleeding fingers.

Zero prep necessary and just pulling and poofing to complete…you’ll see!

To make the first poof, I stuck my index finger and thumb through the outer loop of the wreath form, grabbed the burlap, and pulled it through to the front until I had it the size I wanted.

As I was pulling it through, I made sure the edges on both sides of the burlap were tucked inside (you can see in the pics below how the white stitching is folded and pulled in).

This helps to give the poofs their shape and the whole wreath a consistent look. We just want to see BURLAP, after all, and not anything else.

First burlap poof pulled through wire wreath form

I repeated this process to make the next poof in the middle loop: reached through, grabbed the burlap, tucked the edges in, then pulled it through until it was the same size as the first poof.

Second burlap poof is pulled through wire wreath form

To make the third poof, I did the same steps, this time in the inner loop of the wreath form.

Below you can see both front and side views after this step was completed.

Third burlap poof is pulled through wire wreath form

This is basically the whole process that I used to complete the wreath.

So easy, right??

You just pull the burlap through the loops of the wreath form from back to front, going Outer –> Middle –> Inner –> TWIST/WRAP –> Inner –> Middle –> Outer and so on with the loops.

Step #3: Continue Making Poofs

My first set of poofs was complete…wahoo!

Now I needed to start a second set.

To do this, I worked towards the left and wrapped the burlap around the divider bar and then through the inner loop.

I’m right-handed, so looking back, it would have felt more natural for me to work towards the right.

Next time I’ll start my poofs to the LEFT of the divider bar instead so I can work towards the right.

No big deal, though. It was still super easy to work with.

Top angle of burlap wreath poofs on wire wreath form

I then made more poofs in the middle and then outer loops.

A bunch of burlap wreath poofs

Here’s what the backside looked like at this point.

Not the prettiest of sights, but hey, that’s why it’s the BACK side. :)

Back side of a bunch of burlap wreath poofs

Also, when there wasn’t a divider bar to wrap around, I would instead TWIST the burlap and then feed it through the loop to make my next poof.

For example, the next step in the pic above doesn’t have a divider bar to wrap around (I was working to the right in that pic), so I just twisted the burlap before feeding it through the outer loop again.

That created a sort of anchor and prevented the poofs from easily pulling through the backside and unraveling.

I just continued this process until all of my first roll of burlap was used, which ended up covering about 2/3 of my wreath form.

As I worked, I pushed the already-made poofs close together to keep them bunched up so my final wreath would be nice and full.

wreath halfway completed with burlap ribbon

Step #4: Attaching the Second Roll of Burlap

Depending on the sizes of your wreath form, burlap ribbon, and poofs, you may or may not need to use more than one roll of ribbon.

I did, so I attached it basically the same way I attached my first roll.

Instead of wrapping the floral wire around a divider bar (my transition point wasn’t near one), I had to wrap it around one of the loops of the wreath form.

Then I started making poofs until the rest of my wreath was covered.

Second roll of cream burlap ribbon being added to the rest of the wreath form

Once all my poofs were made, I grabbed my scissors and cut the ribbon from the spool, then tucked the end around the back of the wreath form to keep it in place.

Here’s a view of the completed back:

Back side of burlap wreath

Step #5: Decorate & Hang the Finished Burlap Wreath

You can then get your creativity on and decorate your burlap wreath any way you want!

That’s one of the reasons why I love burlap wreaths so much (and why they’re so trendy): they are a great neutral base that can be jazzed up in countless ways.

Here’s my burlap wreath once it was complete but before I added any additional decorations to it:

Burlap wreath hanging on green wooden door

I’m turning this burlap wreath into a fall wreath (for the moment at least), so I added some glittery gold floral leaves around the back edge.

I just cut them off the bunch then wedged their stems between the burlap poofs and outer loop of the wreath form.

I also made a simple loop out of some floral wire for hanging.

Back of a fall burlap wreath with hook for hanging

To the front, I hung a custom monogram state sign that I made.

You can check out how I designed the monogram state sign and also how I cut the sign out of a cereal box and decorated it for alllll the juicy details.

Fall burlap wreath decorated with orange leaves around the edge and a gold "B" Alabama monogram in the center
Fall burlap wreath decorated with orange leaves around the edge and a gold "B" Alabama monogram in the center

The burlap poofs are very forgiving too so you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make one of these.

You can easily move them around, tuck one in or pull another out, and adjust them as needed…there is no need to be intimidated!

Red Burlap Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath

I’ve since created another burlap wreath, this one for Valentine’s Day! I used red burlap and a heart wreath form, but the same process was used…and it turned out just lovely!

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[Source of floral wire wreath form stock photo that has added terminology.]


Tuesday 27th of August 2019

I am a first time wreath maker and I am having trouble in the Technic of twisting and wrapping to make the next puff. Can you better explain that or post a more self explanatory picture/video?


Sunday 5th of November 2017

I've watched many different tutorials on burlap wreaths and I must say that I love yours the best. It's plenty simple and the poufs (bubbles) come out so much nicer looking. Thank you for the inspiration.



Sunday 21st of August 2016

Should I always use the green gage wreath forms or are the black strong enough for burlap wreaths? I love your site! It is a huge help having links to supplies because there is only one craft store where I live and they don't have much to offer. Thank you for all the info!


Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Your instructions were by far the easiest for me to use and figure this stuff out. I'm working on a Mickey Mouse burlap wreath now for a friend. Thanks so much for being so detailed and helpful!

Lisa Chaplin

Saturday 23rd of April 2016

Nice work!