Make a Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath for fall

Are you a fan of burlap? Burlap is certainly a hot decorating trend right now, isn’t it? And, burlap and fall seem to be made for each other. So, when designer Dondi Richardson shared this Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath with me, I knew I had to feature it on Crafts ’n Coffee. If you’re looking for an easy, DIY fall wreath, then give this Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath a whirl. Pretty shabby burlap wreath for fall! Love the buttons, and burlap roses, too.

To make a Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 16” wreath
  • Burlap garland (Dondi used Design It:® Simple Style® from WalMart)
  • U-shaped floral pins
  • Buttons: Assorted colors & sizes
  • Pearl head pins, several
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors

To make a Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath:

1. Pin and glue one end of the burlap garland to the back side of the foam wreath. Slightly gather the garland as you attach it, giving the garland more dimension. Wrap the garland around the wreath, keeping it gathered as you go. Overlap the garland with each pass to completely cover the wreath. When the wreath is covered, glue and pin the other end to the back of the wreath.

Learn how to make burlap roses on Crafts 'n Coffee. Love the button centers!

The button centers add a nice contrast to the burlap roses.

2. Make the three burlap roses (or as many as you like):

  • Twist a length of garland into a loose rope
  • Coil the rope into a spiral
  • Spot glue as needed to help hold it together
  • Continue to coil the rope till the rose is as large as you like

3. Glue roses to the wreath, and glue on button centers. Insert pearl head pins in buttons.

4. Tie a length of garland into a bow, and glue to the top of the wreath.

5. Arrange and glue buttons to the front of the wreath.

This pretty Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath is so easy to make. Perfect for fall!

Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath by Dondi Richardson.

Pretty, isn’t it?

Here’s a sign of fall from my yard. This big guy has been feasting all summer long!

This praying mantis has been "preying" all summer long.

Well, hello there!

Are you seeing signs of fall where you live?

Happy crafting.


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12 Responses to Make a Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath for fall

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  3. marybellebuono says:

    Absolutely LOVE this wreath, i am going to give it a try once i gather all materials..
    thank you so much 🙂

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  5. Yvonne says:

    Love your site Thanks for sharing all of your great projects!!!

  6. still hot here! AWESOME project!

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