Burlap Rag Wreath Tutorial

Over the last few days, I have been putting together a new Summer Mantel (which I’ll show you Friday!).  I went on a search for a natural focal point, and I came across a Burlap Rag Wreath at Down to Earth Style.  While she created hers for Christmas, I knew it would be perfect for a beach-themed mantel!

Below you will see how easy it is to make a Burlap Rag Wreath, and I used Down To Earth Style‘s tutorial as my guide.  

This project is super simple!  It does take a little bit of time, but it’s mindless.  Easy to work on amidst kids home for summer, a TV show, or while visiting with a friend!  I also recommend working on a surface you can vacuum.  The burlap sheds as you work.

Supplies needed:

3 yards *burlap (I used ivory)
12-inch Wire Wreath Form 
Measuring Tape

*FYI…I purchased burlap at Hancock’s and learned they have mobile coupons via their homepage.  You can also bring in competitor’s coupons such as Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, which they will honor.  Saves you money!
 First, cut out 12″x1″ strips of burlap.  I actually kept count for you, and used around 220 strips:)  They do not have to be exact.
Starting on the inside ring, tie each strip in a simple knot, as shown above.  
Continue along the ring, sliding each strip down, and tying as many strips to each section as will fit!
A sneak peak at my new summer mantel!  I used invisible fishing line to hang this wreath, but a burlap “ribbon” or other coordinating ribbon will work, too!
Fluff the wreath and even it out by cutting back any strips that are too long.

What a great wreath this would make for 4th of July in red burlap.  Or pick another color to compliment your seasonal decor.  I will keep this ivory one out year-round!

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  1. I love your burlap wreath and thanks for the tutorial! I will be trying one of my own real soon. I’ve enjoyed stopping by for a visit…your blog is lovely! I have just started my own blog ‘Pure Joy’ and would love for you to stop by sometime!

  2. Your burlap wreath is beautiful 🙂


  3. Came over from Gotta Create. I already know I will love your mantel – I can see what looks like an old window peeking from behind the wreath. Love the wreath. I have made several. You need to get a rotary cutter and a self-healing mat to cut those strips -much easier on the hands!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  4. wow! i love this – i’m already envisioning it in different colors of burlap for the different seasons. 🙂 i always use traditional burlap for fall but i love that you’re planning on using this lighter color all year long.

    i hope you’ll pop by for a visit!

  5. Fluffy shaggy burlapy wreath of wonderment!! LOVE! Cant wait to see it with the rest of the beach theme. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  6. So pretty! I love burlap! I would love for you to link this up at the “I Made This” party at Grits & Giggles. http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/06/i-made-this-8.html

  7. Just beautiful!

  8. Love your wreath, what a great idea,thanks.

  9. Your burlap wreath is stunning. I might steel your idea… hope you do not mind.
    I’ve so much enjoyed my first visit and will be back again for more inspiring ideas.

  10. Your wreath is simply pretty! I have done the burlap wreath and the rag wreath, but not a burlap rag wreath so I am definitely trying this! I think it would be perfect for a beachy themed mantel too! Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  11. You’re a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create! Thanks again for linking up this beautiful burlap wreath.
    <3 Christina

  12. Anonymous says:

    Is there anything we can spray to stop the burlap from fraying?

  13. To Anonymous: I am not aware of anything that can keep it from fraying. I did realize that if I cut the strips too thin, sometimes they frayed into almost nothing:) but overall it worked fine and it’s just a “messy” wreath. From a distance, the strings are really unnoticeable.

  14. Hey! How long did it take you to do this?