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How to Make a Burlap Wreath with Ribbon: 4 Easy Projects

Wreaths are the warmth that greets you when you come home and the welcome that invites other people into your cozy family. They set the standard for first impressions before you even enter in the door. How to make a burlap wreath with ribbon is practically a basic homemaker skill these days and Do-It-Yourselfers are all over this fun new craft!

Project 1: This Green Is Easy

This lovely full and loose green wreath undoes all of the hype about evergreen branches and creates a lovely statement with nice, earthy tones. When you’re learning how to make a burlap wreath with ribbon, this is one of the more homey designs.

Items You’ll Need

  • 6 yards of green burlap ribbon.
  • 1 yard of brown burlap ribbon.
  • 1 yard of brown and orange checked wide ribbon.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Metal Wreath Form.
  • Orange and Red berries and flowers for the final touches.
  • 2 or 3 pine cones.
  • Pipe cleaners or floral wire.


  1. Hold the ends of your long green burlap ribbon end to end, find the exact middle of the ribbon and cut in half, now forming 2x 3 yards of green ribbon.
  2. Place one ribbon on top of the other, so that they are perfectly layered (we will separate them later).
  3. Tie the ribbon to the wreath form, pushing the end of the ribbon back into the wire.
  4. Scrunch up the fabric and make another tie, this time using the pipe cleaners or floral wire, attaching the scrunched up ribbon to the frame about 5 to 6 inches along the frame. Keep scrunching up and tying off all the way around the wreath form.
  5. Now, separate out the two ribbons and widen the ribbon, pulling it out and fluffing it up so that it is nice and full and fluffy.
  6. Wrap the brown ribbon around your hand, forming a nice fluffy ball. Tie it around the center to form a full, wide bow. Glue this onto your wreath.
  7. Hang your wreath on your door and determine the best placement for the berries, fall flowers, and pine cones. Take it down and glue them in place. Voila! You’re done!

Project 2: Fall Rainbow All Year Round

This is a great project for kids, for the rainbow lover in your life, and for the absolute beginners in wreath making. It’s fun, it’s colorful, and it looks a lot harder than it is! This is a wonderful starting project when you’re first learning how to make a burlap wreath with ribbon.

Items You’ll Need

  • Wire Wreath Frame.
  • Scissors.
  • Pipe cleaners or floral wire (for tying).
  • Multi-colored Fall Burlap Ribbon.


  1. Tie your ribbon to the frame. Tuck the ends in among the wiring in the back.
  2. Tie a portion of your ribbon to the frame about 4 inches up. Tie it securely. Then, scrunch it down next to the beginning, causing the ribbon to poof out.
  3. Keep tying it tightly and then scrunching it down to cause more poofing as you work your way around the frame. When you are done, tie off the end, cut it, and tuck it in the back.

Project 3: Teal and Gray Chevron (Pure Class)

This is a classy, subtle, and sophisticated way to show your family initials, your family colors, and to engender tribal bonding in your folks every time they go in or out of the door!

Items You’ll Need

  • 6 yards of Brown Burlap Ribbon.
  • 3 yards of Gray Chevron-patterned Ribbon.
  • 3 yards of Teal Burlap Ribbon.
  • Pipe cleaner or floral wire (for tying).
  • A Large Initial Letter painted in Teal.
  • Invisible Fishing Line.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.


  1. Cut your Brown burlap ribbon in half, so that you have two lengths of 3 yards each. Line up all 4 ribbons now and very loosely braid them together (you can use both Brown ribbons as one strand of the braid).
  2. Tie one end of your braid to the wire wreath form and tuck the ends in the back.
  3. Tie the braid to the form every 6 inches, slightly moving the tie down so that it’s scrunched up and the ribbons in the braid poof out. Now tie all the way around the form. Tuck the end of the braid in the back of the frame.
  4. Pull out and widen all 4 ribbons in each set of scrunches so that they poof out even further, nice and full and fluffy.
  5. Use extra teal ribbon to make a bow and glue it to the wreath.
  6. Use the invisible fishing line to craftily suspend the Large Teal Letter in the middle of the wreath. Perfect! It’s ready for hanging.

Project 4: Elegant Black and White Coco Chanel

This classy, elegant wreath is perfect for the Chanel-love or anybody else in your world who loves classic, black and white style. This is a great demonstration of how to make a burlap wreath with ribbon which is not too burlap-y.

Items You’ll Need

  • Wire Wreath Frame.
  • 6 yards of Black Burlap Ribbon.
  • 2 feet of black and white patterned, wide, glossy Ribbon.
  • Scissors.
  • Pipe cleaner or wire wreath frame, black (for tying).


  1. Cut the 6 yards of black burlap ribbon into two pieces of 3 yards each. Layer them on top of each other and use them as one piece for now.
  2. Tie the burlap ribbon to the wire frame. Tuck the ends of the ribbons into the back of the frame.
  3. Tie the ribbons to the frame every 6 inches. Scrunch the ties close together to make the burlap ribbon poof out.
    NOTE: Ties that are closer together and then scrunched and poofed out create nice, neat little poofs. Ties that are further apart and then scrunched together create large, fluffy, airy poofs. Notice in the beginning how the size of your poofs relate to the size of your wreath frame and adjust according to your taste.
  4. Keep tying and scrunching together all the way around the frame. Cut off the loose ends and tuck them into the back of the frame.
  5. Make a perfect big bow out of the black and white glossy ribbon. Attach it to the bottom of the wreath.
  6. (optional) Acquire some plastic pearls and/or some white lace. Create loops of these which are about the width of the black and white bow. Glue the loops behind the bow for an even posher look.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, there are many ways of bringing beautiful, brightly colored or tastefully subtle burlap wreaths into your home. The great thing when you’re learning how to make a burlap wreath with ribbon is that there is so much variety and you can pretty much go crazy with all of the colorful designs which are available!

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