Fourth of July Outdoor Burlap Wreath

     Ok…so part of my goals for this summer are to complete some of my ongoing projects and wishlists. The past 5 months have just been crazy!  Now that school is out,  I made a list of what I desired to get accomplished. I am a list maker, ’cause it feels GREAT to cross it off!!
    Fourth of July is right around the corner and I have begun to slowly finish some porch decor. First on my list is the Red Burlap Wreath…

Burlap Red Wreath Uncommon 2011

To say that I LOVE burlap, would be an understatement!! Trish and I have create a lot of fabulous projects using burlap. I have a very old-fashioned front porch and the vintage and rustic texture of burlap just feels right….

Here is how I created this sweet burlap wreath…

First, I simply wraped a styrofoam wreath form with red burlap (purchased at Hobby Lobby) . I cut a 3 inch wide by 3 yard strip using the method here ! This method is fabulous!!

This is where I fail miserably as a tutorial writer and photographer…I cut 4 strips of burlap, each 3 1/2 inches by 3 yards. I then used the cutting technique to gather the strips, making ruffles. I simply pulled the string in the middle, but did not remove it like you would to cut the burlap.

Next, I started to simply wrap the wreath form from side to side, not going all the way around to the back. I used my glue gun to adhere the ends securely and to periodically adhere the ruffles down. This is where you just have to use your judgement as to how you want it to look!!

Continue wrapping and gluing, using all of your strips of ruffles. Finally, I wired the entire Red Burlap Wreath to a cute grapevine wreath that I already had!!

I LOVE how this turned out. I love even more that I will multi-purpose this wreath for Valentine’s Day and perhaps Christmas…BONUS!!

For the rest of the porch, well here is a little sneak peek at the fabrics I have chosen for pillows..check back for a post on these and a few other ideas!!!



psst….I finished the porch pillows….be sure to check them out!
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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. says

    I am loving burlap right now too! This a fabulous color and an AWESOME wreath! If you have time hop over and check out my first crafty post and see my burlap projects.

  2. says

    love love love this —- so, how do i do this “cutting technique”; know of a tutorial you can point me too? i have no idea how to make the ruffle look like yours! {by the way, love your profile and your eagerness to share}!

  3. says

    Tara, I had 3 yards of burlap at home, so not knowing exactly how much I would need, I cut all my strips 3 yards long. With that being said, I have enough left over for plenty of other projects or another wreath. I think you could do it with 1 1/2 yards and increase the number of strips cut.(ie I cut 4 strips of 3 1/2 inches by 3 yards each for the ruffles, so you would need 8 strips of 3 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 yards! Hope this helps! :)


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