Hey everybody! I came up with an awesome Interchangeable Wreath idea for a guest post over at the The Taylor House
and I wanted to share it with all of you! Once I’m done with the big project I’m working on. As in BIG. I will share with you a tutorial on how to decorate this wreath for Halloween! Then you can look forward to a Fall one, and Christmas, etc. et
I love the idea of most interchangeable wreaths but I don’t really like that most of them have velcro so you’re stuck with only being able to attach things in certain places. So with my wreath you can put your items anyplace you want!
-1.25-1.5 yards of burlap
-Hot glue gun/glue sticks
-Wreath Form (I used a pool noodle form, but a foam wreath would work too)
-Straight Pins (the longer the better)
-Things to decorate your wreath (I used wooden numbers, artificial flowers and ribbon)
Step 1. Start out by cutting your burlap into approx. 4 inch strips. You’ll use about 4 or 5 strips around your wreath.
Step 2. You will start wrapping your burlap around your wreath. I’ve heard that you can’t use hot glue on a pool noodle. I was able to without any problems…I just wonder if it’s because I use a low temperature glue gun. To be double sure that it would stay in place, after I put glued the burlap to my wreath, I took thumb tacks and put glue on the tips and put them into the wreath form. I’m sure you’d be fine with just the hot glue…I’m just thorough.
Step 3: Wrap your burlap around your wreath form. Once you get to the back of your form put a line of glue on the burlap that is already attached to the wreath and attach your next row of burlap. Only put your glue on the back so if it seeps through it won’t look bad.
Once you run out of a strip of burlap, try to make it so that you attach your new strip in the very back of your wreath form. Just put a line of glue along the end of your old strip, attach your new strip and continue wrapping your wreath.
You can choose to leave you wreath as is, or you can continue onto my next step of adding a ruffle.
Step 4: To add your ruffle you just fold a new strip of burlap back and forth onto itself and glue it to your wreath. In the picture below I marked every part where you need to put glue onto your wreath.
You repeat this step over and over as you continue wrapping it around your wreath. Your ruffles should look like this as you continue them around your wreath.
This is what the base of your interchangeable wreath will look like. Because of the nature of your burlap and the pool noodle, straight pins work perfectly to attach objects to your wreath.
I didn’t like the way my ruffle edges started to fray so I put a line of mod-podge around the entire edge and let it dry. It dried on clear so you can’t even tell anything is there! It worked like a charm!
I used wooden numbers that I painted, flowers and some bows I made.
On the back of my numbers was a staple. I just put some extra thin ribbon through the staple and tied a knot. I then stuck a straight pin though that know and pushed it through my wreath form.
For my bows I just put my bow where I wanted it to be on my wreath form, then took two straight pins and pushed them through my bow and into the wreath form.
For my flowers, I separated them so I could get to the very end of the stem, then I pushed my needle through an edge of the stem and pushed my flowers into the wreath form where I wanted them to be.
There you have it! This is just the beginning of a new series that I will have over on my blog. Come on over to see what decoration I have planned for this wreath for halloween
…they include an awesome pennant banner and spiders!
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! Have a wonderful day!
Please remember that all of my tutorials and printables are for personal use only. This post was seen first at, and written by Cox’s Corner