I’m Sarah from Becoming Martha and I am so excited to be over here with Jill today, sharing a Christmas wreath with you. (If you haven’t visited my blog before, I am all about easy crafts and DIYs, fun parties, and awesome kids activities.) Today, I am sharing a Christmas version of a Bubbled Burlap Wreath!
Let’s get started!
To make this wreath, you will need:
a wreath form
1-2 rolls of 5″ burlap, 5 yards each
ornament or decoration
First of all, choose your wreath form. This wreath looks great at any size, but I used the moulded 12″ wreath since it fits nicely on my door. 1 roll of burlap is just barely enough for this 12″ wreath form – I would have bought two if my craft store had more and made it a little fuller, but you can totally get by with one roll. If you only use one roll, I suggest covering your wreath form in jute twine first, because there may be little gaps in the burlap, and the twine will make it blend together.
Start by cutting the burlap roll into 5″ squares. Five yards should give you 36 squares. Then, bubble it by joining the corners together. This process is a little tricky for the first few times, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy. (I created a photo tutorial last year, you can see it here.)
Use the u-pins to secure the burlap squares. You can use dress pins, but u-pins are really more secure, since dress pins can slip through the loose weave of burlap.
Overlap the pieces, covering up the pins as you work.
The whole process shouldn’t take more than half an hour, once you get the hang of folding the squares. It really is a simple wreath to create. I love how the chevron pattern becomes more abstract – and you could totally change out the decoration and use it for Halloween next year too!
I cut our family name out of vinyl and stuck it on the little vintage style wooden toboggan that I was attaching to the wreath. The original plan was to use black vinyl on the white sled, but my daughter decided it needed some red marker all over the top. So I had to paint it – I did decide to stick with her color suggestion though! I attached the toboggan with twine, so it would blend in with the burlap. Once it was secured, all that was left to do was hang!
I hope you had fun creating this wreath and will stop over to visit me at my blog! You’ll find many more great holiday decor and gift ideas, such as these (click the image to be taken to the post):
Thanks so much for having me over Jill! See you all soon!