Frugal Four Season Burlap Wreath

3 Materials
2 Hours

Need a cheap, quick and versatile wreath? This one's for you! All you'll basically need is a pool noodle, glue gun, burlap, and a needle and thread to make a few easy stitches.

Pool Noodle

To create a DIY burlap wreath you'll need:

  • Burlap
  • Pool noodle
  • Wreath accents (feel free to get creative here)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Twig
  • Masking tape
  • Gardening wire
  • Safety pin
Measure the Burlap
Measure the Burlap

First I measured off the amount of burlap I'd need to cover the noodle, and a little extra width to create a fringed edge as seen below.

Glue Burlap Seams
Glue Burlap Seams

Laying the burlap strips end to end I secured the seams with a glue gun to create one long continuous strip. The strip should roughly be 1 1/2 to 2 times the length of the pool noodle to allow for gathering.

Wrap Pool Noodle with Burlap
Wrap the Pool Noodle with the Burlap

Next, I wrapped the burlap around the noodle to get the measurement for the seam I would be sewing. This makes a tube shape to slide over the noodle.

Sew Burlap
Sew the Burlap Together

I hand stitched with a simple running stitch the entire length of the burlap strip.

Slide Burlap over Pool Noodle
Slide Burlap over the Pool Noodle

Once the seam was finished I could slide the sewn tube over the noodle and give it a scrunched look.

Glue Ends Together
Glue Ends Together

The ends of the pool noodle were cut on an angle for a better fit when joined. I added a twig from outside to the center hole for extra gluing surface and secured all pieces together with a glue gun.

Tape Ends
Tape Ends

I used gardening wire to wrap around and create what would become the hanger at the back for my wreath.

Add a Hanger
Create a Hanger for Your DIY Burlap Wreath

I used gardening wire to wrap around and create what would become the hanger at the back for my wreath.

Add Seasonal Decor
Add Seasonal Decor

I made a boutineer of sorts and added a safety pin to it as a means to swap it out with the seasons.

DIY Christmas Wreath

I made a simple burlap bow and glued it as a permanent look to my wreath but the snowflakes are a temporary seasonal accent as is the boutineer.

DIY Summer Wreath

A summer look was a butterfly accent and a bright tulip boutineer.

DIY Fall Wreath

Fall? An owl and autumn leaves of course and spring? I'm thinking....eggs in a nest and tree buds about to burst open. The options are endless...I love the versatility of this project!

DIY Winter Wreath

I thought I'd share my easy 2017 update! I love trying new looks so here I simply stuck in the winter boutineer again and hung a pair of little girls skates that I purchased for decor purposes only. The DIY ideas are endless when you have a blank wreath to play with!

I've just completed a new 2019 version of this versatile wreath seen here:

I'm sure you have some great ideas for seasonal wreaths. Let me know in the comments below!

Suggested materials:

  • Burlap   (Fabric store)
  • Pool noodle   (Dollar Store)
  • Wreath Accents   (Dollar store)
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Frequently asked questions

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3 of 21 questions
  • Cathy Rizzo Cathy Rizzo on Apr 02, 2018

    So I sewed the strips together but when I tried to pull through the noodle, it tore right up to where the fringe is and fell apart. What an I doing wrong? How did you create your fringe?

  • Amber Pine Amber Pine on Jul 29, 2018

    Could you show how to make one of the boutineers?

  • Flipturn Flipturn 4 days ago

    The little skates are adorable. ⛸️⛸️

    Do you happen to remember where you purchased them?


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  • Sharon Smith Sharon Smith on Dec 16, 2020

    I am thrilled with this project! We live in the forest and I am always and have been for a very long time, been trying to find "just the right wreath". Well, looky here! As my husband says.

    This is perfect for our natural surroundings and I love that you can change the seasonal decor. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Thank you Sharon, your comment just made my day more rewarding! I'm thinking like you that it will be the perfect wreath for your surroundings. I kept mine inside because of our harsh weather extremes and I'd suggest having yours protected by a U.V. Scotchgurad or placing it a sheltered porch.

  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 24, 2021

    This is such a beautiful wreath...loved the fact that you can use it for any and all seasons. I’m thinking I’d really like to try it for the Easter season.