Thursday, October 11, 2012

Burlap Rose Wreath

This neutral colored wreath would look great all year round in your home!

Crafted by Kathleen.


  • Grapevine Wreath
  • 1/8 yd. of 6 Different Types of Burlap
  • Pearls Garland
  • Needle
  • Heavy Neutral Colored Thread
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

Making Roses

Before we get started, we want you to remember that it may take some practice to make the flowers, but do not give up! You can also create the flowers with wide burlap ribbon instead of fabric, if you choose.

  1. Have your needle handy, ends of thread knotted together.
  2. Start by cutting on piece of fabric into a 4" x 14" strip.
  3. Fold in half lengthwise.
  4. Roll about 1" at one end of the strip. Hold an end of this tube securely as it will become the center of the rose.  Fold fabric strip back approximately at a 90 degree angle near the end tube and warp fabric around the center, forming your first petal. Always make sure to hold the bottom of the rose securely as you continue folding and wrapping around the center until you reach the end of the strip, or until the rose is a good size and shape. As you move around the rose, arrange the petals so they are slightly offset from each other, in a natural flower-like way.
  5. Secure the back of the rose by sewing through all layers of the fabric in several different directions.
  6. Make at least 3 different sizes of roses from each of the 5 different materials, ranging from buds to full large blooms.

Cut 5 large leaf shapes about 4" x 2" and 3 small leaf shapes about 2.5" x 1.5" from the burlap fabric.

Placement of Pearls

Cut 24" from the pearls garland and lay on the wreath from about 1 o'clock to 8 o'clock positions. You may want to secure some of the pearls by poking some of them down between the grapevine, but it is not necessary to glue them down at this point.

Flower and Leaf Placement

Play around with the placement of the leaves and roses over the pearls on the grapevine by starting with the largest flowers between 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock. Set large leaves in different directions at pleasing angles, in pairs or separtely.

Fill in and extend the arrangement with smaller roses and leaves, varying materials, shapes, and sizes until you achieve the desired look.

Attaching Flowers and Leaves

Apply a generous amount of glue to the backs of the leaves and attach them to the grapevine. Then, glue the flowers to the wreath, again beginning with the largest. 


Cut enough large pearls off of the remaining garland and glue them into each rose center. You may want to sprinkle small and large pearls through the wreath, according to your taste.

 Top it off with a bow and it's ready to display!

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