Spring is finally here! It seemed to take forever to come this year with the crazy weather that has been all over the place. Hot one day with the AC running and cold the next with everyone wearing sweaters. That craziness wasn’t going to deter me from crafting my newest project. It’s hanging on the front door and I’m sharing my spring coastal DIY burlap flower wreath tutorial with you all today.
I found the most beautiful burlap colors at JoAnns Fabrics a few weeks ago. You may have seen my crazy cart piled high on Instagram if you follow me:)
Had to have them.
Thank goodness for sales and coupons because I bought lots of colors.
And a single burlap flower in the floral department. With a price tag of $7 each. Ouch!
I bought it, studied it, and I copied it.
So today I can share with you how to make burlap flowers for a wreath and save a lot. My version probably cost a few pennies to make at most!
Now you can take the leftover money you saved and put it towards a pair of pretty spring sandals:)
How to make DIY burlap flowers
This is how I made the knock off burlap flower. Use stiffy on burlap strips about 12″ wide. This will give the burlap some body and stop fraying. Once it dried, I cut out my flowers.
Paint or stain three wood beads and run a floral wire through each one. Twist the three beads on the 3 wires together and hot glue a fabric trim around the base. Put the three flowers together and poke a hole in the center of the flowers. Put the wire through all three flower cutouts.
You can bend the stiffened burlap to give each flower a little shape. I pinched the smaller petals together.
I made blue small daisy burlap flowers from just one flower cut out and a small circle of burlap in the center. I also made burlap rosettes. My sweet friend from Confessions of a Serial DIYer made this good video if you don’t know how to make rosette burlap flowers.
Now that you’ve got the hang of making burlap flowers, let’s get on the wreath making part.
Now, I know a lot of you don’t live by the coast, so leave out the starfish and seashells and add more flowers if a beachy wreath isn’t your thing 😉
How to make my DIY burlap flower coastal wreath
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First I started with the background items. I wove seven feet of sisal rope around a 24″ grapevine wreath, attaching it with hot glue in the back. Next, using florist wire I wired a triangle shape piece of decorative fishing net at three points on the side of the wreath.
The rest of my DIY coastal burlap flower wreath is all about placing the items on the wreath. I start with the biggest ones first and work my way down in size, filling in small areas.
I started with three large burlap flowers and wired them to the grapevine wreath.
Then added a few starfish. Hot gluing was a bit tricky on all the uneven surfaces. I tried to strategically place my starfish so they not only looked good but had a few parts touching something that I could glue them too.
Then I kept adding the rest of the burlap flower rosettes and the burlap daisies I made until I liked the way my new burlap flowered coastal spring wreath looked.
My last step was filling in spots with shells from my overflowing collection of shells from our beach walks.
It felt good to finally use some of these!
My DIY coastal burlap flower wreath is ready to hang on the front door. You might also like this Easy Fall Boxwood Wreath.
I’d love to know if you make one, and of course I’d love it even more if you shared your project on my H2OBungalow Facebook page!
Looking for more ways to pretty up your front entry for spring? You may enjoy my 5 Tips for Mixed Planters, or How To Spray Paint Outdoor Furniture or maybe your front needs a new pop of color with a colorful doormat .
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