How To Make A Burlap Ribbon Wreath

Burlap Ribbon Wreath – It’s a #WreathHop!

There is always a wreath on my front door. Something seasonal and festive, never too themed or traditional. Making a different wreath each season, or sometimes a few different wreaths, is one of the ways I get my garden therapy. I’m not usually at a loss for ideas. The inspiration is all around me and there is just so much you can do with a wreath! If you are looking for ideas this year, look no further. A bunch of us Canadian Bloggers are having a #wreathhop and you’re invited!DIY burlap ribbon wreath #wreathhopThe spark for this little tour was from Tara from Suburble who organized the whole thing. The best part? May Arts Ribbon sent us all ribbon to decorate our wreaths with.

Burlap Ribbon Wreath Making

I chose to use 4 Inch Burlap / Wired Ribbon and 1.5 Inch Natural Burlap/Stripe Edge/Wired Ribbon to transform a faux laurel wreath. Here is how to transform this basic wreath…Laurel Wreath Before

Start with a faux wreath with wired foliage. You could just as easily use one of the plastic evergreen ones but I had this one that was perfect.Tying Ribbon on wreath

Tie the 4″ burlap ribbon on to one of the leaves with some garden wire.Burlap ribbon puffs

Loop the ribbon in a bit of a puff and tie another bit onto another leaf.Making burlap ribbon puffs

Keep doing this until you have puffs of burlap ribbon around the whole wreath.Trying on a second ribbon to a wreath

Using the 1.5″ ribbon, do the same thing, but leave enough room at the starting end to tie in a bow when you complete the circle.Wreath bow in burlap ribbon red stripe

Tie a bow and hang on the door! I was short on time this weekend (hey, it’s the holidays!!) so I didn’t add anything extra. I was planning to snip some holly branches from my tree and add those as well as a few ornaments. I may very well still do that, but when the ribbon was on I thought it looked pretty darn good. I was pleased when I opened my door to meet guests today and saw it smiling at me. What do you think? Would you have added more pizzaz or is it just enough?How to Make a Burlap Ribbon Wreath

Now if you are ready for some more inspiration, check out what the other 13 wreaths in the Wreath Hop. I’m so excited to see what everyone came up with. As we are all launching our wreath at the same time, I will be just as surprised as you!!

To get even more holiday wreath inspiration, check out these 14 incredible wreaths created by my fellow bloggers.

Canadian Blogger Collage 2013 Wreath Hop #wreathhop

From left to right, they are:

Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
Thalita from The Learner Observer
Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Virginia from Fynes Designs
Tara from Suburble
Shauna from Satori Design for Living
Kelly from A Swell Place to Dwell
Stephanie from Garden Therapy – that’s me!
Becky from Sketchy Styles
Christine from DIY Dreamer
Alex from Northstory
Shannon from AKA Design
Ingrid from Now At Home Mom
Gemma from The Sweetest Digs
Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs

About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Virginia Fynes
    Virginia FynesNovember 25,13

    This is so beautiful! The red really makes it POP! Love it!

  2. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    I’m not much of a red fan in general, but this ribbon converted me! Thanks Virginia.

  3. ingrid@nowathomemom
    ingrid@nowathomemomNovember 25,13

    it’s a beautiful wreath and I really love how the burlap stands out against all the green :-)

  4. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    Ha Ingrid! The green is supposed to stand out from the burlap…just shows how popular it is now that it becomes the feature!

  5. Alex
    AlexNovember 25,13

    Gorgeous!! How on earth did I miss that striped ribbon? I want some!

  6. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    Haha Alex. Yes, it was a good find.

  7. Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell
    Kelly @ A Swell Place to DwellNovember 25,13

    Your wreath is stunning! So pretty. I love that striped burlap ribbon.

  8. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    Thanks Kelly, me too.

  9. Jo-Anna
    Jo-AnnaNovember 25,13

    What a beautiful wreath…the mixture of the laurel leaves and the burlap are just perfect! So pretty. (I love wreaths too and have them on my door all year round!)

  10. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    Jo-Anna, it’s like an addiction isn’t it?!

  11. Lucy
    LucyNovember 25,13

    what a beautiful combination… ..xo

  12. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    thanks Lucy!

  13. Tara @ Suburble
    Tara @ SuburbleNovember 25,13

    I love this, Stephanie! Where on earth did you find a faux-laurel wreath!?!? And you’ve made it so full with the ribbon! Great job!

    Pinning this right now!

  14. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    I picked it up years ago at a local design shop…Oh, yeah, you are local! It’s from Liberty which is now no more :(

  15. Jessica
    JessicaNovember 25,13

    This is too cute – I love it as is, I don’t think it need anything extra.

  16. Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 25,13

    Thanks Jessica. I’m still tempted to add the holly though. It’s such a pretty tree with all the berries on it right now!

  17. Becky
    BeckyNovember 25,13

    That is truly unique! I love the even mixture of green and burlap. Seriously lovely stuff :)

    Cheers,
    Becky

  18. Christine
    ChristineNovember 26,13

    Love the mixture of color and texture! The wreath is fabulous!!

  19. Time With Thea
    Time With TheaNovember 26,13

    This wreath is stunning for several reasons. Your use of natural leaves, the more rustic burlap and the more decorative ribbon. Pinning and Tweeting! ~Thea

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