I found my inspiration for this wreath, pictured below, on this blog. There were no instructions there, so I had to figure out how to put it together on my own!
- 4-5 inch wide strips of burlap. Mine were 40 inches long. I'm not sure how many I had, I just filled up the wire until I got the shape & fullness I wanted.
- 12 gauge, (or higher) floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Wreath form
- 22 gauge floral wire
Start off by measuring out your 12 gauge floral wire. I just matched it to the size of my wreath form & then cut the wire.
To place the burlap on the wire, I just weaved the wire in & out of the burlap, to give it a layered look. I didn't do the weaving in a straight line either. I found it helped to have it in the middle & move to the left & right to get some more dimension. There really is no right or wrong way to do this though! = )
Once you get all of your burlap onto the wire, attach the wire to your wreath form. I simply found the "top" & wrapped it around the wreath form a few times to keep it secure.
This is where your 22 gauge floral wire comes in. Every few inches, take a small piece of the 22 gauge wire & attach it to your wreath form & your 12 gauge wire. Simply twist the ends of your 22 gauge wire together , as tight as you can, & that will hold the burlap to the wreath form.
And that's it! It's actually pretty simple & it looks great in your home! = )
I added a fall colored bow to it, when we had it displayed at our wedding reception & it looked beautiful!