Yesterday was our first day of cooler weather and winds that blew the first fallen leaves around the yard. I know that fall officially started on September 22nd, but it really doesn’t really seem like fall until the first cool day has arrived.
This cooler weather prompted me today to make my first fall decoration for the house by updating a burlap wreath I made earlier this year. Even though I made the wreath in the summer, I only got so far as to add an orange ribbon and a painted orange “P” and hung it in my sun room. But today I decided it needed to become my fall inspired wreath instead.
Since I didn’t make the wreath today I can’t really show you the steps on how to make it. A friend showed me some of the steps to making a burlap wreath last year and I learned even more on Pinterest. Pinterest has some really great tutorials out there that can explain it so much better than I can anyway.
For a basic burlap wreath you will need:
Wire wreath frame – around $3.00 at JoAnn’s or Michael’s. I used a square one for this wreath.
Rolls of burlap ribbon or two yards of burlap fabric cut into strips. Mine is made with the yardage and cut up.
Pipe cleaners or bread ties to attached the strips to the wire frame
Decorations you choose.
A 8″ burlap wreath will cost you less than $20 to make. To update my wreath today into a fall wreath, I purchased orange and brown silk flowers to match the orange ribbon. I used a coupon of course. Since the frame is made of wire, I didn’t even have to hot glue the flowers to the burlap fabric. I found that I could just twist the stem of each flower around the wire and it stayed in place. Now if I want to change the look of the wreath again I can just slide the flowers stems out of the frame and add something different. So easy!
Here is a picture of the Fourth of July/Summer wreath I still had hanging beside my side door: