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DIY Burlap Wreath | How to Make a Burlap Wreath | DIY Holiday Decors | DIY Holiday | Burlap Wreath Tutorial

I can’t wait to start sharing all my projects from Trouble’s Beachy Mermaid Party! It was such a fun party to throw, and now that it is over I am thrilled to have some great home decor left over to give my house a casual summer beach house vibe. These burlap wreaths were ridiculously easy to make and I absolutely adore them! The best part is that when summer is over I can swap out the starfish for something a little more fall-ish, with almost no effort at all.

The burlap garland made this project especially painless. At first I thought about just cutting regular burlap into strips, but this stuff is lightly wired AND the edges are finished, which makes it much easier to work with. It was about $8 for a roll at the craft store, but of course I used a coupon to get it for half off!

DIY Burlap Wreath project supplies.

Here is what you need:

1 roll of burlap garland (10 yards)
1 wire wreath frame
a starfish or other embellishment

Start by weaving the burlap around and through the wires of the metal wreath frame.

Step 1: Hold the wire frame in one hand, securing the end of the burlap ribbon with that same hand. With your other hand, begin pushing loops of burlap through the back of the frame, alternating sections and pushing them together as you go.

Wrap the burlap fabric all the way around the wreath frame.

Step 2:  Continue pushing loops through the frame all the way around. This takes about 5-10 minutes. Easy!

Fluff and even out the loops so that the wire frame is not visible from the front of the wreath.

Step 3:  Once the frame is full, fluff & even out the loops.

Secure the starfish ornament to the front of the wreath using twine.

Step 4: Use twine to secure the starfish to the wreath.

Hang your newly finished DIY burlap wreath with a wreath hanger on any door or window.

Step 5:  Hang and you’re done. Seriously. That’s it. Can you believe it? Easiest. Craft. Ever.

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Do you think you’ll try this one yourself? How would you embellish it?


  1. June 10 at 10:48AM

    Very cute!

    • Ruth Soukup
      June 12 at 07:26AM

      Thanks Michelle!

  2. Darcy
    June 10 at 10:49AM

    I love this! Where did you get your starfish?

    • Ruth Soukup
      June 12 at 07:26AM

      I got some of them at local stores and some on Etsy. 🙂

  3. June 11 at 12:38AM

    This is super cute! I have lots of starfish and seashells around my house and have been thinking about making a wreath too. Think this is the one! Thanks for sharing it.

    • Ruth Soukup
      June 12 at 07:19AM

      Thanks Rebecca! I’d love to see a photo of your finished product if you decide to make one!

  4. Daphne
    July 7 at 11:51PM

    What size wreath form did you use, & did you use the entire roll of burlap?

  5. Sheri N.
    August 19 at 09:05PM

    Do you store your wreaths? If the burlap isn’t secured to the frame, how does it stay together and not fall part when you store it?

  6. Stephanie
    August 30 at 07:46PM

    What size wreath frame will one roll cover? I saw a really cute burlap fall wreath and thought i would give it a try. I am excited that its going to be as easy as this! If I were going to use fall flowers as accents, would you recommend using a glue gun to secure them? Thanks for your post!

    • Ruth Soukup
      August 31 at 08:24AM

      The wreath frame I used was approximately 12″ in diameter. I would probably try to use jute twine to secure them if I could–it doesn’t show up at all and then you can change it out whenever you want–but a glue gun would probably work too!

  7. Donna P
    September 13 at 11:55AM

    I am a little confused how you reverse to go back the other way from one side of frame to the other without cutting the burlap. Can anyone explain what to do after pulling the first row through? I don’t understand how it anchors at the far end of the first row.

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Laura
    October 4 at 03:43PM

    I’m thinking of making one in Camoflauge burlap (they carry it at my local walmart) for the deer season (my husband loves hunting). Any ideas of what I could embellish with?

    • Anonymous
      October 15 at 01:51PM

      A grunt call and some red shotgun shells !!

      • Christina
        October 17 at 11:46PM

        Knife, Knife Sharpener, Binoculars, Flashlight, and a Compass. Just some others things to add to the other replies! I would love to see how your wreath turns out! Good Luck 🙂

  9. Ruth Soukup
    October 7 at 10:57AM

    I would definitely visit the dollar store {or a craft store} to see what you could find. There might be a cute little deer that you could add to the wreath!

  10. Anonymous
    October 9 at 07:09PM

    what do you mean by alternating sections?

  11. June 14 at 10:34PM

    This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.

    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my
    own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you
    presented it. Too cool!

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  13. SLRiley
    March 30 at 07:20PM

    So excited to finish this one adding sand dollars and starfish on wreath, then using same white sand dollars against black card stock in a white frames for 3 small pictures, a coral piece with a touch of color on counter, looks like I spent a lot on a nautical but classy guest bathroom and actually spent less than $40.00 to finish guest bath!

  14. Mary Ellen Mandeville
    March 14 at 05:46PM

    I am real fascinated with the look of the burlap wreath with the starfish on it, it reminds me of something you would find in a hotel at Myrtle Beach! Does the material come in a metallic turquoise and other colors
    than just it’s neutral tone?

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