Fall Is Not Quite Over Yet – Easy Burlap Ruffle Wreath

It is still November, and we are still technically in the fall season. Though I am totally cheating on Thanksgiving now since I started listening to Christmas music every day for the last 2 weeks (thanks to SiriusXM). I am seriously resisting the urge to put up my Christmas tree before Thanksgiving since I’ve seen so many of my friends and favorite craft bloggers put up their trees already. I’ll resist for a couple more days.

So since we have a couple days until we fully launch into the Christmas season, I have a few fall wreath projects that I whipped up in the last couple months and have been meaning to show on the blog. I was in the total wreath making mode this fall, and went a little crazy with the burlap.

First up, my Easy Burlap Ruffle Wreath

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This one couldn’t have been more quick and easy to make. When all is said and done, it probably took only 30-35 minutes to put together. This one is slightly larger than the average wreath since I used a 20″ form, but it goes great on my large empty family room wall. Here’s a Quick how-to:

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Start your wreath by creating a small loop with your ribbon and push it up through from the back of the wreath form, starting in one section. You may want to use floral wire to secure this first loop in place, but that is completely optional. Through each of the three sections on the wire form weave and twist loops through. I did mine in a pattern of weaving the loops back and forth, with a little bit of twisting and fluffing until you make it all the way around the wreath form. Then you have a complete  burlap ruffle wreath. You can leave it plain as-is, or add in some floral pics, beads, etc.

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This wreath on it’s own has so many possibilities since burlap is so neutral, you can put anything on it. I wanted to be able to use this wreath for different seasons, so I didn’t want to permanently glue anything on it. On the above wreath I grouped together a few fall flower pics and just stuck them through the folds in the ribbon and the wreath form and they have held in place pretty well. I will probably change it up for the winter and spring.

Here is another burlap wreath I whipped up even quicker.

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Ok, so I’ve bought in to the chevron decor obsession.  I want to use it on everything now, and have amassed a stash of chevron fabric and ribbon. Anyways, on this wreath I used this chevron printed ribbon found at Hobby Lobby. It was made the same way as the above, just a smaller wreath form which I only needed 2 rolls of the ribbon. I glued on a coordinating burlap flower, and done. This one was complete in 20 minutes.

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So that’s just a couple of the many things I managed to craft over the fall, mostly done before our little girl arrived and took up all of my time. Ok, done with that now. Time to usher in Christmas. Where’s my Christmas tree?

A Few of My Past Fall DIY Projects

Fall is one of my favorite times if year and one of my favorite seasons to decorate for. Today is the last day of November, so it is better late than never to put up a post reminiscing about my favorite fall crafts. I’ve packed away all of my fall decor and am bringing the Christmas stuff up today. So before I get all holly jolly on you, I just wanted to post a few pics of some of my favorite fall diy projects I’ve done.

A few of the items are inspired by things I found on Pinterest (but of course). I’ll post a few details here on how I made them, and link to the original inspiration if I have them.

First up are my Ribbon Pumpkins, inspired by this on Pinterest. These are super simple to make and are great for some simple elegant decor for fall and Halloween. I love the black and white ribbon! What you need:

  • Come craft pumpkins (these were on sale at Michael’s)
  • Ribbons of your choice
  • “Fur” yarn (if you want that wispy stuff at the top)
  • Scissors and a glue gun

Cut your ribbon to size (I did from the center bottom of the pumpkin to the stem). Hot glue your ribbon strips to the pumpkin at the bottom and then the top. It is up to you to decide the pattern and frequency you want to line them up in. Once you have the ribbons on to your liking, take the “fur” yarn to glue to the top. I looped some around the top and then added a few extra pieces. Ta-dah! You have ribbon pumpkins.

This is my take on the ever so popular Burlap Boo Wreath that I found on Pinterest last year. You can find the original tutorial right here at Craftaholics Anonymous.  Mine is slightly different as I painted and glittered my letters instead of covering with scrapbook paper. One thing to note about black burlap, I found that it fades super easily super quickly in the sun. If you know a way to combat that, I would love to know.

Last but not least, is my Fall Yarn Wreath. This one wasn’t inspired by anything in particular, other than the thousands of yarn wreath pictures I’ve been seeing. I found this textured yarn at the craft store with a mix of these gorgeous fall colors and decided to make a go of it. I’ll do a follow up post with a tutorial on how to make the wreath and another for the flowers at a later time.

So those are a few of the fall DIY crafts that I’m proud of.  Now they’re packed up and put away, and it is time for Christmas madness! I’ll be posting a few pics of some of the new things I’m working on this year, as well as a few past projects.