I love wreaths! They are such a simple and easy way to add festive or colorful touches throughout your home all year-long and wreaths on front doors just always make a home more approachable and inviting in my mind. For the 4th of July I decided that I wanted to do a new wreath but rather than bright and blingy I wanted it to be homey, rustic and country in its feel. My mind went immediately to burlap for this wreath and when I found blue, burlap with stars and red chevron burlap I knew I had to make an American flag wreath and so that is what I did. I made a beautiful Patriotic Burlap Wreath than can easily be used beyond this 4th of July holiday and with its Americana theme it can be used for many holidays throughout the year.
For those of you have read my past wreath tutorials then you know I like to keep my wreath crafts simple so that they are something anyone can make. This time is no exception so here’s what you’ll need to make this wreath…
Patriotic Burlap Wreath Supplies
1 16″ Styrofoam wreath
Roll of Blue Burlap with Stars
Roll of Red Chevron Burlap
Roll of Burlap Garland
Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
Hot glue the end of the blue starred burlap to the back of the wreath and press firmly to set. Then begin wrapping 1/4 of the wreath with the blue starred burlap. Once 1/4 of the wreath is wrapped, cut the excess burlap off and hot glue the end to the back of the wreath.
Where you ended the blue burlap at you will now hot glue the start of the red chevron burlap there as well, pressing firmly to set. You will then repeat the wrapping until the rest of the wreath is covered. You may need to adjust the burlap ribbon as you go so that it fairly even and will cover the entire wreath. Once the wreath is completely wrapped then cut off any remaining red chevron burlap that is not needed and hot glue the end to the back of the wreath.
At this point the wreath should look like the above picture. You can leave it at this point and just add a ribbon or wire hanger from the back and hang or you can continue on.
I chose to add some roses to mine and I used the burlap garland to make them. For this you can make as many or as few as you want and you can make them in varying sizes. These are an easy rolled rose and you can read all of the steps here on how to make them. I used varying lengths and widths of the burlap to make the 4 roses I added to my wreath.
I then finished the wreath up by taking a few feet of burlap garland and folded it in half lengthwise. I then pulled the open ends through the middle to make a decorative loop and then made a not at the top to hang it with.
I am a member of the ProFlowers Wreaths All Year project and you can head over to their site where you can find some beautiful fresh wreaths to send to family, friends or even yourself.
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