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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Knotted Burlap Christmas Wreath

I was trying to decide what type of wreath to make for on the deck, hanging from the old window. I wanted to use materials that I already had so I looked through my stash. I had made a "burlap tied knot " banner for the 4th of July, if you missed that tutorial, you can find it here. So I thought I would try the same technique but only put them on a straw wreath instead of a banner.
Eclectic Red Barn: Burlap Tied Christmas Wreath

This was very easy to do, it just took some time to cut all of the burlap strips.
Eclectic Red Barn: Straw wreath
First I started with a straw wreath. Found this at a garage sale for 50 cents. I always pick them up when they are this cheap.
Eclectic Red Barn: Wrapping burlap around a straw wreath
Second, I wrapped the wreath in burlap ribbon that I had left over from another project. I used a pin to attach the end pieces to the wreath. 
Third, I cut my burlap strips - I used beige and red burlap. I didn't measure the strips, but they were around 4-5 inches in length and about an inch wide. You can make yours any size that suits you.  I tied them into knots and began adding them to the wreath.
Eclectic Red Barn: Adding burlap ties  to a straw wreath
I loved all the frayed ends and pieces. 

Fourth, I attached them at the top; angled them to the outside; and angled them to the inside. I started with the beige and added red ones as pops of color.Filling in were ever I needed to.
Eclectic Red Barn: Burlap Tied Christmas Wreath
You can see how it all came together.
Eclectic Red Barn: Burlap Tied Christmas Wreath
You can see from the side view that the entire wreath has been covered with burlap ties. Not the bottom of course.
Eclectic Red Barn: Burlap Tied Christmas Wreath
I added some holly and my porch window was ready for the holidays. This wreath was a fun and easy project to make with supplies I had on hand. You could use any Christmas fabric and could even decorate it. The possibilities are endless.


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  1. Love it! I love the dimension you added with doing red, it totally pops. Great job Bev!

  2. I love the way this looks...I've burlap crazy & wreath crazy.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. can't beat a straw wreath for 50 cents, This turned out really great. Love it

  4. love this very rustic and what I consider very pretty
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  5. Wonderful tutorial and beautiful wreath. Thanks for linking up at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  6. Hi Beverly! Your Knotted Burlap Christmas Wreath is one of the Top Features from last week's Sweet Wednesday Link Party! Stop by My Sweet Mission and grab a featured button: http://www.my-sweet-mission.com/2013/12/top-features-from-swlp-13.html

    Thanks for linking up last week and hope to see you again tomorrow night!


  7. Love me a burlap wreath! Your's turned out so cute! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

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  9. This wreath is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  10. Your wreath is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this great project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in this week’s Christmas craft roundup. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/12/christmas-crafts-and-printables.html I hope you’ll stop by to grab a featured button and share your best Christmas recipes at tonight’s party for another chance to be featured! Wishing you very happy holidays!


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