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.
Frugal Four Season Burlap Wreath
To create a DIY burlap wreath you'll need:
- Pool noodle
- Wreath accents (feel free to get creative here)
- Glue gun
- Needle and thread
- Masking tape
- Gardening wire
- Safety pin
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.
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.
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.
I hand stitched with a simple running stitch the entire length of the burlap strip.
Once the seam was finished I could slide the sewn tube over the noodle and give it a scrunched look.
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.
I used gardening wire to wrap around and create what would become the hanger at the back for my wreath.
I made a boutineer of sorts and added a safety pin to it as a means to swap it out with the seasons.
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.
A summer look was a butterfly accent and a bright tulip boutineer.
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!
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!
- Burlap (Fabric store)
- Pool noodle (Dollar Store)
- Wreath Accents (Dollar store)
- Sewing cotton (Walmart)
- Glue gun and gluesticks (Walmart)
- Burlap Mesh Ribbon (Dollarstore)
Sharon Twichell 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!