This DIY fall wreath has it all: orange, burlap roses; layered, book page flowers; paper leaves; and jute mesh ribbon. Beautiful, isn’t it? Just like the Velvet Mushroom Wreath from earlier this month, this Beautiful Fall Burlap Wreath is square, and I adore this variation. Anyone can make a round wreath, right? So, why not make your fall wreath square? Designer Patty Schaffer shares her tutorial to DIY this fall wreath.
To make a Beautiful, Fall Burlap Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1″ x 12″ x 12″ (or a larger, 1″ thick sheet cut to size)
- Kraft paper
- Book pages
- Orange patterned
- Jute mesh ribbon
- Ribbon (for hanging the wreath)
- Floral wire and floral tape
- Double-sided tape
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; old candle or bar of soap; flower punches*; straight pins; sharp pencil; wire cutters
*If you don’t have flower punches, you can also cut out your flowers with scissors. You only need eight paper flowers, so hand cutting will be easy.
To make a Beautiful, Fall Burlap Wreath:
- Using ruler and a sharp pencil, score an 8” square in the center of the 12” foam square. Wax the knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap, and cut out the 8” square, creating a square wreath shape.
- Cut the natural burlap into strips about 1 ½” wide. Wrap the strips around the wreath to cover it completely. Use low-temp glue or double-sided tape and straight pins to secure the burlap strips in place.
- Make five assorted sizes of burlap roses from the orange burlap. (Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous has a tutorial to make burlap roses.)
- Cut oak leaves in various sizes from the book pages and kraft paper. Gently crumple the leaves. (Kathleen George shared an oak leaf pattern for her Cozy Yarn Wreath, and I found several leaf templates over on Jane’s Doodles, too.)
- Punch out four flowers from the patterned, orange paper and four from the book pages. Assemble the flowers:
- Layer a book page flower on an orange flower, and place a button in the center.
- Use a piece of floral wire to secure the flower together: fold the wire into a ‘u’ shape and insert it from the top through two of the button holes and both paper layers.
- Twist the wire tightly against the bottom of the flower.
- Wrap the wire with florist tape.
- Arrange a piece of jute mesh ribbon on an angle across the bottom of the wreath. Glue in place.
- Arrange the burlap roses, paper flowers, and paper leaves on the mesh ribbon, and glue in place.
- Add the hanger: Slip the ribbon around the wreath, and knot the ends together.
Do you like the square shape? Would you hang up a square wreath on your front door?
P.S. Last Friday, I mentioned that Eileen Hull was coming to town on Paper Trail #7. Friday night, we all had a blast making beautiful paper gifts, and visiting with Eileen, too. Here’s the happy group.