Today I’m joining with fourteen other bloggers to showcase some terrific wreaths you can make for your front door this Christmas season. My wreath for the holidays this year is a burlap Christmas wreath – it’s a casual, fun wreath that can be adapted to any season. Making it with a red striped burlap ribbon makes it festive for the holidays.
To be honest, I was planning on making something else and the plan didn’t come together. But while I was out looking for some ribbon for that idea, I came across the inspiration for this wreath – a paper burlap ribbon in red and natural coloured tartan. Glad I picked up a couple of spools, made even better because they were on sale 50% off.
You’ll need 2 rolls of burlap ribbon, a coat hanger, some pinecones and some florist wire.
Start by unwinding the the top of the hanger and bending it into a circle.
Start threading the ribbon onto the hanger, twisting the ribbon each time you thread it. This gives the wreath a fuller more interesting look.
Continue until you’ve used all the ribbon. Then secure the wreath by twisting the top of the hanger together with pliers. Bend the wire ends into a circle to hang the wreath.
To embellish the burlap Christmas wreath, I chose to use pinecones because they tie into the rustic look of the burlap ribbon. I twisted a small piece of florist wire around the tops, tucking it under the scales. I twisted them all together and tied it to the hange
Because the ribbon I used is paper, this wreath won’t stay outside. I’m going to move it indoors to the kitchen during the holiday season. If you use traditional burlap ribbon, you can use it outside.
Join the other 18 Canadian bloggers and I as we share our Christmas wreaths:
Love Create Celebrate
The DIY Mommy
Row House Nest