An Autumn / Fall Wreath

Well, my oldest kiddo has been back to school for a week now,  the trees in the back are slowly starting to change colour, and the morning are getting cooler.  Fall (or is it Autumn – what’s the difference?) must be on its way!  And fall means it’s time to change out the summer wreath and replace it with a Fall one.  Now I could use my fall wreath from last year, but where would the fun be in that?  (Nowhere, that’s what you say.  Don’t listen to my husband who says it would be totally more fun to use the wreath from last year and save yourself some time and mess.)
I decided to follow in the steps of my CHQ buddies Jill and Barbara and use burlap for my wreath.  Except I did a bubble style with the burlap.  How do you create this bubble look you ask?  Let me show you.
Now as a prewarning, this is really easy once you get the hang of it.  It’s never hard, but it is a little weird to figure out exactly how to place the pieces.  Trust me though, after a few minutes of fiddling around, you will get it, it’s just hard to explain in words.
1. Start with squares of burlap – mine were about 6×6 inches, roughly.  No need to break out the ruler.
2. Fold it in half to form a triangle.
3. Bring the right corner around to the front to meet the other corners.
4. Bring the left corner around to the back to meet the other corners.
And there you have it, folks.  How to make a burlap bubble thingy.
Now, onto the wreath.  I used a styrofoam wreath, one that was flat on the back.  I wrapped it in plain white cheesecloth material just to give it a more finished look on the back, since you can see the back a little through my front door window.  (If you have a solid door, you can obviously skip this part.)
I made a burlap bubble thingy and stuck it into my wreath with a floral pin – the two prong style ones like this:
This holds it down nice and tight.  Once you get the hang of it, you can even attach two pieces of burlap with one pin.  After you pin them, fluff them a little.  Continue arranging burlap pieces, overlapping them so the pins and rough ends are not visible.  This will take some time, but is pretty mindless, so it’s definitely a tv-watching job.
I didn’t worry about hiding the ends of the one sections because I knew I would be covering it with the leaves and monogram.  First, I traced my monogram on paper, using the wooden piece as a guide, and then mod-podged it on (which I forgot to take a picture of, but I’m sure you’re smart enough to visualize it.) While that was drying, I arranged my fall leaves and stuck them in with a floral pin as well.
To attach my monogram, I glued a piece of jute twine onto the back of my D and tied it around the wreath – the twine matches nicely with the burlap, so you don’t have to worry about it showing.

The last step was to hang it on my door and admire it!    Ahh… the comforting colours of fall.  Doesn’t it make you want to grab some chicken pot pie?  Hmm… Maybe thats just me.  Either way – what does your fall door look like?

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.

Comments

  1. Love it!!! I can’t pull off the bubble burlap like that, I’d make a mess! Your’s is perfect! On my way to your house for some chicken pot pie!!

  2. This looks super easy! Considering how much I loooove fall and how simple this looks, I’m gonna have to make it!! When I do, I’ll let ya know how it goes!!

  3. LOVE! but of course, I’m a wreath addict ;) Hopping over from 52 Mantels party
    JoAnn

  4. I absolutely LOVE this wreath!

  5. Love, love your wreath! Gorgeous!

  6. Fabulous Wreath! I’m now a new follower. :-)

    T’onna @ http://www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com

  7. Love the bubble burlap wreath.. Pinning it! Thanks for linking up. Have a nice weekend!

  8. Beautiful! I am so envious of your wreath making talents.

  9. It’s so pretty! I may just have to make this one! Thank you for sharing. Visting from 36th Ave. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Wonderful idea!!!I adore wreaths!!!

  11. How did I miss this post? I love it! It’s so full and pretty! Great job! And your husband must have been talking to my husband because he said the exact same thing. Men…what do they know? ;) Thanks for linking up! Pinning!

  12. This is amazing! Glad I dont live too close to you… your door is perfect!
    Maybe giveaway ???
    Happy Friday Hugs, Jen @ frazzled5

  13. I love this project! I’d love it if you’d join me on my T.G.I.F. Linky Party that I host every Thursday evening – Sunday and I’d love to be added to your linky party list. :)

    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/09/tgif-linky-party-65.html

    Hugs,
    Tracy

  14. How many yards of burlap does this take?

    • I used the roll that you would find at the hardware store for wrapping plants… and I used about 1/3 of it. I threw the wrapper out a long time ago so I have no idea how much is actually on the roll, but I know it cost me about $5 for the full roll, and you could make two easily, maybe even 3 from one roll. I hope that helps!

  15. So pretty! I love how you ruffled the burlap like that. I’ve loved looking through your blog! I wanted to invite you to share over at my link party too! It’s hosted every Saturday and is all about ‘Your Great Idea’. Hope to see you soon! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2012/09/hello-weekend-50-mikarose-giveaway.html

  16. After seeing your great wreath tutorial, I decided to be your newest follower! Hugs, Penny

  17. Your wreath is Gorgeous!! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky Party is open.

  18. I just love this!! My last name starts with D so I love it even more! ;) but seriously this is great, I love how simple it is but makes such a statement!

  19. Sarah your wreath won my heart from last week’s link party. You are my things I want list topper. :) I am going to feature you this Monday. Have a nice weekend.

  20. Love this wreath!! Great job–so fun and festive for Fall. I hope you will come by and link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party (fall ideas too)

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

  21. What a cute wreath! Love it!!! Hopped over from Strut Your Stuff and happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @ http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

  22. I’m so glad that I’m following you. Um, WOW! Amazing wreath. Simple, lots of texture and dimension, and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing on Sundae Scoop!

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

  23. Love burlap, such a cute wreath! Thanks for stopping by for our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you again next week!

  24. Just lovely. x

  25. I love burplap wreaths but I am drooling over your houndstooth letter! It is such a great combination.

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come share your wreath at my Fall Edition Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-fall-edition.html

  26. Great job! I love it!

  27. It’s so Fluffy!! I love how this looks…great job and great idea! Come and link up to centerpiece Wednesday tomorrow (it will be up early) and share this idea with us.
    Karin

  28. Wow! Having fun looking around your blog :) Following you from hop!

    http://thebees3.blogspot.com/

  29. SO pretty!! I love the monogram in the middle. Perfect touch!

    I’ve pinned!

  30. Absolutely stunning – I love it! A new follower here :)

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)

  31. I love the bubble style burlap! It looks so full and I almost want to cuddle with it {if only burlap was softer} ;) Great job!

  32. Love the way the burlap bunches up like that. It is burlap week over at The CSI Project. I hope you will come by and link up starting tonight.
    http://www.thecsiproject.com

  33. I tried this last year, but mine kept falling apart…I might have to try the floral pins and see if that helps!

  34. Hi Sarah! I have a little blog I started recently and I just featured your burlap wreath. If you have time, stop by and check it out. http://www.homesweetthriftyhome.blogspot.com

  35. Thanks for sharing this with my readers and linking up at Or so she says…! I hope you’ll add me to your party list and come back this Saturday! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  36. I love this wreath! So rustic and pretty! Burlap is just amazing stuff. I found you through Hubby Made Me linky party feature and am a new follower. Hope you can stop by for a visit sometime.

  37. Thanks again for sharing your wreath at Pretty Things Thurs! It is being featured today! Grab a button and do some bragging!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

  38. I love your beautiful fall wreath.
    I’m here from Happy Hour!

    Dee

  39. You had me at burlap….:) it’s beautiful…thank you so much for sharing with us at our first HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY…you are helping us inspire others…xo Lucy

  40. BEAUTIFUL; love it! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing last week! Hope to see you again this weekend! :)
    Mackenzie :)

  41. Hi! I’m visiting from Flamingo Toes! This is so cute and perfect for Fall. It looks more complicated than it is–very clear instructions. :-)

  42. You did a great job! I’m found to try it.

  43. Those Burlap Ruffles are just too gorgeous!! I love the wreath! Thanks for linking up – I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/09/crush-of-the-week-thnk-pink-features/

  44. This is so pretty! I love the ‘bubble’ look with the burlap and the monogram really tops it off. Pinning this! Thanks so much for linking up to HAPPY HOUR this week!

  45. Just wanted to let you know I’m featuring this on ‘Or so she says…’ today! I’m pinning it, as well. :) Thanks so much for linking up, I would love for you to stop back by today and share another great idea. The link party just opened up!

  46. I love this! Thanks for the tutorial. I recently discovered that apparently I’m a bit of a wreath addict (who knew?) and I’ve been going nuts making several this past year (my husband is beyond thrilled, he just loves crafts and wishes he could join in…..oh wait, nope, that’s not the way he’s been leaning actually come to think of it). I have seen burlap wreaths all over Pinterest and even yesterday at the craft store I stood there with burlap in my hands for about 5 minutes debating, but decided against. Going back for it next weekend! You convinced me (and my husband thanks you!) ;)

  47. This is really beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    Kelly @ Our Everyday Harvest

  48. What a beauty! I’m including this in a “5 for Friday” round up on Fall Burlap Projects at my blog this Friday : ) I’m including one pic and linking back to this post. Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

  49. Love the burlap! You should enter your photos into Craftbaby’s Fall Decor Challenge! :) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/31/fall-decor

  50. Your wreath is gorgeous! And the tutorial is not only well described but accented with great pictures. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :)

  51. Houndstooth and burlap–I’m in heaven! Thanks for linking up to the Dream*Create*Inspire party!

  52. Gorgeous Wreath Sarah! I’m loving it! It will be featured on a round up post about Wonderful Fall Wreaths tomorrow! Hope you have a great week

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com
    Sunday Bewitch Me & Titi {Link Party}

Trackbacks

  1. [...] one for awhile. I used a wire wreath frame for this and used a combination of the techniques from Sarah’s tutorial on Becoming Martha and Laura’s tutorial on Top This Top That. [...]

  2. [...] would be hard to start from scratch on a new wreath and finish in 15 minutes.  I thought about my Fall Wreath, which was a big hit, and grabbed it out of, as my husband calls it, the Wreath Cemetery.  I took [...]

  3. […]  I am SUCH a sucker for houndstooth!  Do you have a wreath up for fall?  You can get the full tutorial to make one for yourself at Becoming Martha and you can keep up with Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, […]

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