As you may have noticed on the blog, this year’s DIY crafts were in the spirit of jute (here, here and here). It is no wonder, therefore, that I decided to make a jute ribbon (or burlap) Christmas wreath. It´s really easy to make and I think the result is pretty awesome.
- Foam wreath form (25cm diameter)
- Burlap ribbon with Christmas motif (length: 5m, width: 10cm; available here or here)*
- pins with small heads
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Metal candle spikes
- 4 candles
- Decorations (sparkly holiday balls)
Start by placing candle spikes on the polystyrene form according to your imagination. I decided to have all four candles next to each other.
You may have registered that I created a very similar Easter wreath. The initial steps are the same. First, cut ribbons on 10x10cm squares.
Take each square, fold it corner to corner to make a triangle, put a little hot glue and stick together.
Bring the sides together – put a pinch of glue to each corner, and fold both sides towards the center of your triangle.
Make lots of burlap bubbles 🙂
Then you take a pin and push it through the bottom edge and attach it to the form. I attached one to the top and then on each on the outer and inner side of the wreath. Keep pinning your bubbles until you have covered the wreath. They should slightly overlap not to see the form underneath (in that case just fluff the bubbles).
Use a hot gun to add other decorations. I have bought these small holiday balls once in a small flower shop in Spořilov in Prague and since then I have used them repeatedly – you could have seen them here.
The seasonal decorations are best to buy right after the holiday, as they are also on sale as well as clothes and other items. The burlap ribbon used in this tutorial I bought back in January for a fraction of the original price, and at least I could look forward the whole year to making the wreath. If you like this burlap wreath tutorial, I will be happy if you share it with others. Maybe on Pinterest where you can pin the following picture 🙂
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