Crafting a New Wreath

Did you see this fabulous burlap wreath that Jen from Tatertots and Jello featured on January 3rd?

I loved this wreath the instant I saw it and knew that I would make one for myself. Click here for Jen’s excellent tutorial.
I was determined not to buy a thing to make this wreath. I realized that I would not have enough burlap to do my wreath exactly like Jen’s, so I improvised. I used leftover fabrics from past sewing projects along with burlap. I used every last scrap of burlap that I had stashed away! The buttons are extras from clothing purchased over the years. Do you have a bag full of those, too? This was a great way to put them to good use.
This is my version of Jen’s wreath.
I started the project by making a template out of cardboard for the two circle sizes. I raided my fabric stash to find several fabrics that coordinated. I cut the circles and then glued one on top of the other and finally glued a button on top of that.
I sorted the circles by color to make sure that I evenly distributed them around the wreath form as I glued.
I cut strips of fabric and wrapped them around a straw wreath form to cover it.
One area didn’t get covered with fabric, but I didn’t worry about it because I knew I could hide it.
The last step was to glue the burlap and fabric circle all over the wreath.
Ta-da! All finished!
I had enough fabric circles left to make a second wreath.
For now these two wreaths are spicing up my screened porch.
I’m joining Metamorphosis Monday at Susan’s Between Naps on the Porch, DIY Day at Kimba’s A Soft Place to Land, and Saturday Night Special at Donna’s Funky Junk Interiors. Be sure to visit these three blogs for many inspiring ideas.


  1. Paula that is so cute. I mean no disrespect to the original blogger, but I like the way you did yours better. The colors are so cute. Another masterpiece from SP.
    Hey I have a ton of unfinished projects around here. Are you going to be in Colorado anythime soon?

  2. That is just SO cute. I could never do it but it is cute.Just thought I would let you know.
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  3. Is that not the cutest thing! I have a big stash of fabrics in assorted but coordinated colors…what a great way to use them! Love it!…Debbie

  4. You did great, Paula!!! 🙂 I am not good at coordinating different fabrics at all. You did a wonderful job. 🙂

  5. Thanks soooo much…I have seen some burlap wreaths…this one is new to me…guess what? I LOVE IT!


  6. Totally love it. I did see Jens too! Love your color choice and where you hung them. Way to go. I want to make one too!

  7. Great wreath- very fun and funky! So unexpected and creative. I love this. It could be done for any season and for many ocassions. Nice tutorial too.
    Thanks for this wonderful post.

  8. Paula! Great job!!!

    I love your wreaths – they are soooo cute! I have had a few people make their version of the wreath and I am going to do a post about them. Do you mind if I use yours and link back to you?

    Very cute!


  9. This is the first time I’ve seen this wreath, How cute. I love that you made one for each side of the door. Stop by if you get the time and see the paper one I made a few posts ago.

  10. You are so talented. You are always doing or making something. How do you do it and teach, too? Oh, to have your energy again!

  11. I too loved that wreath. I was excited to see yours in a different color scheme. Still just as cute!! I love all of the different looks you could give it just by the different fabric. Very CUTE!!

  12. I came over from Tatertots & Jello. What a cute wreath you made! I love the added fabrics, it gives such a nice & colorful touch! I enjoyed visiting your blog here, have a Blessed Day!

  13. Gotta love versatile burlap! Love what you did with it. Your wreaths are adorable! Looks like a lot of work !! I’ll put that at the top of my rainy day list. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Very cute! It helps that your fabric stash included pretty fabrics, too. I really like the one you wrapped the wreath in.

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