Let me show you how to make a gorgeous fall wreath using fabric and burlap! Homespun fabric with pretty fall colors, rustic burlap, and sweater pumpkins give this wreath an interesting mix of different textures and depth.
A miscalculation in the amount of fabric that I thought I’d need for my fall decor project ended up creating this unique spin on a rag wreath.
Instead of a full size rag wreath, as originally planned, it now includes burlap and a word tag. I actually like how my mistake took me in a different creative direction!
It’s time for another monthly “Creative Craft Hop!” We’re a group of bloggers joining together to share a variety of creative projects for our readers to replicate or get inspiration! You’ll find the list of crafts at the end of my post so be sure to visit each one! Sara from Birdz of a Feather is our hostess. If you’re coming over from The Apple Street Cottage
FALL WREATH USING FABRIC AND BURLAP
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- Dollar Tree foam wreath form ~ 9.8 inches
- fall homespun fabric ~ 1 yard
- burlap strip or ribbon
- Dollar Tree sweater pumpkins
- detail tip glue gun and glue sticks
- scissors or rotary cutter
- Dollar Tree “Give Thanks”
- orange paint
- artist brush
PAINT THE FOAM WREATH FORM
Paint your foam form in one of the predominant colors of your fabric within the portion where the squares will be inserted.
Likewise, choose a color for the burlap area if you will be able to see through your burlap, or you can just add an extra overlap like I did.
I got lucky that my wreath form matched my homespun fabric so I didn’t need to paint the foam.
HOW TO MAKE THE FABRIC PORTION OF THE WREATH
Homespun fabric is double sided and is perfect for rag wreath making like we’re making for the bottom portion of this fall wreath. It can be purchased at craft stores, such as, Joann Fabric or Hobby Lobby.
For the 9.8 inch sized wreath form you need to cut the fabric into 2-inch squares. You can mark, measure, and cut with scissors or use a Fiskars ruler and rotary cutter.
I used a dotting tool to insert the squares into the foam wreath form, but you can use a household object such as a chopstick.
HOW TO INSERT FABRIC SQUARES INTO THE WREATH FORM
- Place your tool at the center of the square as seen above.
- Pull the fabric corners up on your tool as seen below.
- While holding that position insert the tool tip with fabric into the foam.
- Release fingers from the fabric and pull out tool.
- Randomly insert the fabric squares to make the wreath look full
FALL WREATH TIPS:
- Depending upon the size of the tool you use, you might find that you need to place a dot of hot glue where you’re going to insert the fabric square.
- Don’t use a sharp tool as that will obviously poke a hole in your fabric and may cause issues pulling tool away from your fabric square.
HOW TO MAKE THE BURLAP SECTION OF THE FALL WREATH
Pull the fabric squares to the side to see how far you need to place the burlap strip.
Place and glue one end of the burlap strip to the back side of the wreath form.
Begin wrapping the burlap. For every 3 wrap arounds place hot glue on the back of the last wrap. Continue this fashion until you’ve reached the other end of fabric squares.
Since I didn’t paint my form, I made sure to overlap the burlap enough so that the green didn’t show through the burlap.
ATTACH THE SWEATER PUMPKINS
The Dollar Tree sweater pumpkins had clips on the back side so I pulled those off before attaching them to the wreath.
After determining the area you want to place a pumpkin, you will need to pull out 2 or 3 squares in that area so you can nest the pumpkin among the fabric.
Use hot glue to attach the pumpkins.
PAINT AND ATTACH THE WOOD TAG
By simply tying the tag on compared to permanently glueing, you’ll be able to add and remove as desired. I would use the “Give Thanks” around Thanksgiving.
Dollar Tree also offers other word tags, such as, “Hello Autumn,” “Hello Fall,” and Welcome Fall.”
COMPLETING THE FALL WREATH
Use a strip of the homespun fabric to make a hanger. Tie the strip to your desired length at the top, then tie a shorter strip onto the the knot you just made. I used a Command hook for hanging my wreath.
I hope you enjoy making your fall wreath using fabric and burlap!
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IT’S TIME FOR THE CREATIVE CRAFT HOP!
YOU CAN VISIT THE CREATIVE PROJECTS BY CATEGORY:
If you’re following the list in order, you’ll want to choose Blue Sky at Home‘s project link.
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DIY Dollar Tree Halloween Candleholder ~ Life as a LEO Wife
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Upcycled Plastic Cup Vase ~ Purple Hues and Me
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