Add a Pop of Color to Your Front Door With a Burlap Sunflower Wreath

6 Materials
10 Minutes

I’ve created many wreaths in my lifetime, but this is one of the most customizable I’ve designed so far. I’ll show you how to create a basic wreath from grapevines and faux greenery that can be customized for any holiday or season. I’ll also show you how to make a stunning burlap bow to add a bit of visual interest. You can add a variety of faux foliage and flowers to this wreath to create seasonal decor. What are you waiting for? Follow my step-by-step tutorial below to get started now!

Tools and Materials

Tools and Materials:

  • Faux greenery
  • Wooden wreath
  • Hot glue skillet
  • Burlap wired ribbon
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Faux sunflowers
Prep Your Materials
Prep Your Materials

Often, when you buy faux greenery, it has a tendency to come in large bushes or bouquets. When you’re making a wreath, you need to be able to add just a bit here or there, so I always start off by breaking down my foliage. I was working with a large bunch of green and white foliage, so I just snipped them at the bottom where they met to break it all apart.

Dip in a Glue Skillet
Glue the Greenery Onto the Wreath

With my greenery broken into smaller pieces, I was ready to glue it onto the wreath. I dipped the end of the greenery into a hot glue skillet and then stuck it into the wreath.

Glue the Greenery

Make sure that you place all of your greenery in the same direction. 

Add More Greenery

Don’t start off too heavy because you want to make sure that you have enough to place all around the wreath. We can always come back later and fill it in more, but you don’t want to have half of the wreath one type of foliage, and the other half another. 

Fill in Holes

I continued adding different types of faux greenery to fill the wreath. Don’t feel as though you have to cover every square inch of the wreath, having a bit peeking through makes it look more realistic and only adds to the overall effect of the wreath. 

DIY Faux Greenery Wreath

Wired Burlap Ribbon
Add a Bow

Once I was happy with the fullness of my wreath, I moved on to creating a bow. I like using a solid, neutral tone when creating a bow, and for this project I used burlap wired ribbon. 

Create a Bow

I made two loops and then twisted 180 degrees for every additional loop. 

Cut the Ribbon

Once I had done five loops on either side I was happy with the fullness of my bow. I cut the ribbon, leaving just about half an inch of overhang. 

Fluff the Bow

I wrapped a pipe cleaner around the center and fluffed the bow. This is one of the most important steps in bow-making as it takes your bow to another level.

Attach the Bow to the Wreath

I attached it to the wreath using the pipe cleaner and made sure that it lay properly.

Add Flowers
Add Flowers

I want to show you how easy it is to customize this wreath for the holidays! These sunflowers are perfect for spring, but I don’t want them to be permanent. It’s easy to just insert them into place without hot glue so that they can be removed later. 

DIY Sunflower Wreath

DIY Burlap Sunflower Wreath

This wreath is the perfect adornment for your front door! How would you customize yours for the season? Let me know in the comments below!

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Nick Kreticos
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  • Joanie Joanie on Jul 05, 2020

    You sold me .......I LOVE burlap on wreaths..........You got an A# for beauty and cleverness!!