Halloween is over, and November is here, which means it is officially time to break out the Christmas posts! Agree? I’m hoping to share a lot of gift ideas with you this year, and simple DIY projects that you can complete easily.
I absolutely love decorating for the holidays, but let’s be honest: November and December are crazy enough as it is with Christmas activities, gift shopping, and family get togethers. That’s why I love to create quick projects that warm up the home and create an inviting atmosphere without the hair pulling stress. The first of those simple DIY’s is a bubble burlap Christmas wreath.
This wreath is so easy and simple to create. It follows the basic bubbling pattern that I shared a few years ago on this Autumn wreath, but with a few extra embellishments and details.
Bubbled Christmas Burlap Wreath
Here’s what you’ll need:
- a wreath form
- 1-2 rolls of 5″ burlap, 5 yards each
- jute twine
- ornament or decoration
- floral u-pins
You can shop for the majority of these items online:
- Michaels: wreath form, burlap, jute twine, vinyl, floral pins
- Amazon: wreath form, burlap, jute twine, vinyl, floral pins
- Amazon Canada: wreath form, burlap, jute twine, vinyl, floral pins
- NOTE: I bought my sled ornament at a little local decor shop, but you can search any of the stores listed here and find a cute ornament to work with your wreath. If you live in Canada, try Canadian Tire too – they have beautiful rustic style ornaments!)
First of all, choose your wreath form. This wreath looks great at any size, but I used the moulded 12″ wreath since it fits nicely on my door. 1 roll of burlap is just barely enough for this 12″ wreath form – I would have bought two if my craft store had more and made it a little fuller, but you can totally get by with one roll. If you only use one roll, I suggest covering your wreath form in jute twine first, because there may be little gaps in the burlap, and the twine will make it blend together.
Start by cutting the burlap roll into 5″ squares. Five yards should give you 36 squares. Then, bubble it by joining the corners together. This process is a little tricky for the first few times, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy. (I created a photo tutorial last year, you can see it here.)
Use the u-pins to secure the burlap squares. You can use dress pins, but u-pins are really more secure, since dress pins can slip through the loose weave of burlap.
Overlap the pieces, covering up the pins as you work.
The whole process shouldn’t take more than half an hour, once you get the hang of folding the squares. I love how the chevron pattern becomes more abstract – and you could totally change out the decoration and use it for Halloween next year too!
The sled is a Christmas ornament that I picked up at a clearance sale last year, and it was supposed to be white. My daughter decided to color all over it with red crayon though just before I went to attach it, so I had to paint the top. I ended up loving the red touch she gave it though and painted it red! I cut our family name out of vinyl, stuck it on the sled, and attached it to the wreath with twine.
How’s that for a stunning project to hang on your front door this holiday? You can also check out these great Christmas wreaths from last year…