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