The day that I discovered how to make burlap wreaths changed my world! Now burlap wreaths are all I make and I’m always trying to figure out unique ones! I am especially fond of this wreath because I got the idea while brainstorming with hubby. Check out the tutorial on how I made this Valentine’s wreath for my door.
- Heart-shaped wire form wreath – I got from Joanns
- 3 rolls of red burlap (5.5″ width or smaller) – I got them from Hobby Lobby
- Dowel Rod
- Hot Glue Gun
I followed the same steps to add the burlap to the wreath as the Americana Wreath Tutorial. First, tie a knot onto the wrong side of the wreath form and then for the ruffles, take the burlap and push the strand through the bars one at a time, eventually you’ll have two ruffles. I made the ruffle the height I wanted and made sure to repeat this same size throughout the wreath. Each bar to bar section has two rows of ruffles. If you run out of burlap just grab a new roll, tie and continue with the ruffles.
Once I finished adding the burlap I had worked with the ruffles so that the heart shape would be more predominant. I did this by tucking in parts of the ruffles into the the wreath form.
For the arrow, I already had a white dowel rod from the ribbon holder you can find at the craft store. It broke one day and as you all know I hate throwing things away because you never know what you may need for a craft. I liked it white because it popped on the red background of the wreath.
Originally I wanted to saw into the two ends of the dowel rod so that I could insert the arrowhead and tail to look more like an arrow, but I didn’t have a bandsaw and hand-sawing the slits proved to be hard because I didn’t think to line up the two sides. So I went with the original plan of gluing the arrowhead and tail to the dowel rod.
To make the arrowhead and tail I first modge podged the burlap piece like I did when I made the leaves on my Fall and Halloween Wreath and hung them to dry. Once they hardened I drew out the arrowhead and tail to the size I wanted on a piece of paper and cut that out to trace onto the burlap.
I cut out two of each and hot glued them together for more stability. After they dried I hot glued them to the dowel rod to make the arrow.
Then I placed the arrow onto my heart wreath exactly how I wanted and tied the two sides to the wreath with twine. I like to use twine because if I ever want to change up my wreath I can just cut it off and add something new without ruining the wreath or the accent piece with glue.
I love this wreath and hope you do too, please share a picture on our Facebook page if you make it!