This beautiful, burlap wreath for fall has it all

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.

A beautiful, burlap wreath for fall. I love the square shape!

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)
  • Burlap:
    • Natural
    • Orange
  • Paper:
    • Kraft paper
    • Book pages
    • Orange patterned
  • Jute mesh ribbon
  • Ribbon (for hanging the wreath)
  • Buttons
  • 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.

Beautiful details from a lovely, burlap wreath for fall.

The colors, the textures — it’s all about fall on this wreath.

To make a Beautiful, Fall Burlap Wreath:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Make five assorted sizes of burlap roses from the orange burlap. (Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous has a tutorial to make burlap roses.)
  1. 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.)
  1. Punch out four flowers from the patterned, orange paper and four from the book pages. Assemble the flowers:

    These are beautiful, paper flowers for fall! See them on a fall wreath over on

    Each flower has three layers.

  • 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.
  1. Arrange a piece of jute mesh ribbon on an angle across the bottom of the wreath. Glue in place.
  2. Arrange the burlap roses, paper flowers, and paper leaves on the mesh ribbon, and glue in place.
  1. Add the hanger: Slip the ribbon around the wreath, and knot the ends together.
This Burlap Wreath has all of the colors and textures of fall! DIY it on

Are you thinking about how you might change this up for Christmas?

Do you like the square shape? Would you hang up a square wreath on your front door?

Happy crafting!


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.

Eileen Hull leads a Sizzix workshop at The Village Herb Shop.

Crafting with Eileen Hull on Paper Trail #7.

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17 Responses to This beautiful, burlap wreath for fall has it all

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  6. LisaM6 says:

    Looks like you had a great time.
    Love the burlap wreath. Simple flowers could change it out for different seasons. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      I think you’re on to something, Lisa. You could attach the flowers with velcro, and easily change them out for different seasons. I like this idea! Thank you! Sharon

  7. CraftyB says:

    And, I love your new project index!! Great for crafting ahead.

    • Sharon says:

      Awesome, I’m glad you like it, and I hope you use it lots! I know I’m now using it all of the time, and I’m eager to see it with the project photos, too. Sharon

  8. CraftyB says:

    Love the color burst on the burlap wreath. How pretty!

  9. Great picture of all the ladies!! Looks like a fun time was had by all! I love this square wreath and the burlap embellishments ROCK!! I need to get a bunch of burlap so I can make a few of these and the burlap trees! I am thinking of either making up a bunch of kits to make them or just the wreathes themselves to give as gifts. Not sure which way I am going to go but either way they will also receive a link here so they can see all the awesome projects! Will let you know which way it goes! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Eileen says “hello”, Barb, and we wish you could have joined us. It was a treat to spend an evening having fun and crafting. I love your ideas to make kits and/or give wreaths as gifts — or maybe host your own craft night and let your friends and family DIY their own all together. Keep me posted! Sharon

  10. This is too cute- and very unique! I love how it doesn’t look like all the other fall wreaths out there. Several unique details make it very visually appealing- I need to try this! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, and I hope you give it a whirl. Let me know how your square wreath turns out, and share a photo, please! (P.S. what beautiful wedding photos on your blog!). Glad you stopped in today. Sharon

  11. annehaun says:

    This is definitely a beautiful wreath – love the idea of a square wreath – who says wreaths have to be round!

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