Burlap rag wreath DIY

My bare front doors were making me twitch, so I figured it was time for some new wreaths.  The next holiday is Valentine’s Day so I figured I’d try IMG_0732something hot pink.  So I headed to Hobby Lobby on my way home from work.  I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do until I got to the craft store and found this great hot pink burlap ribbon.  I’m a little tired of the normal bubble burlap wreath (plus making those always gives me rug burn), so I decided to mix it up a little.  Because of the super girly nature of the hot pink, I also wanted a little more texture and I think I came up with the perfect solution: pinning squares of the burlap onto a straw wreath.  That way the edges of the burlap are exposed instead of the middle of the ribbon, making a burlap rag wreath.

So ideally for this you’d get non-wired burlap.  I could only find this color in wired ribbon though, so my first step was removing the wire.  I think that sounds like a ridiculously tedious task, but I did this whole project sitting on my bed watching Seinfeld reruns so it flew by.  Once the wire was gone, I got to the real business of making the wreath.  First I cut the ribbon into squares.  Next, I took a floral pin and stuck it through the middle of a square and then pinched the square to bunch it up.  And then stuck the pin in the wreath.  Not exactly rocket science.  And then while I enjoyed the televised antics of IMG_0734Jerry and the gang I repeated that over and over.  And over.  And over.

Okay, at some point it felt like it would go on forever but honestly I’m pretty sure I only watched one episode of Seinfeld while making this.  So the whole thing took half an hour.  Totally worth it.  Now I just have to decide on a ribbon for a bow.

I think this would be great in a heart shape if you really wanted to go over-the-top Valentine’s with it.  I was looking for something that I might want to put up in the middle of the summer so I stuck with the round wreath.  And honestly I thought about stopping about halfway through.  It really did look very pretty with half of the straw wreath exposed.  But I need to make a second one for my other door and my second straw wreath is kind of a mess.

Oh, and don’t be an idiot like me.  Putting this together in bed was really stupid; vacuuming the straw off the bed was not my favorite night time IMG_0736activity.


1 14 inch straw wreath $3.99

3 15-foot spools of burlap ribbon $3.50 each

2 small packages of floral pins $1.49 each


Total cost: $17.47

Make this textural burlap rag wreath. Step-by-step instructions.