Burlap Fall Wreath for under $5

Today I’m going to re-share a tutorial I posted a two years ago for my Burlap Halloween wreath. I used my own tutorial and created a Fall version. I thought I’d include the tutorial for those that may have missed it!
Burlap is SUPER cheap! I got 1 yard of burlap at Joann’s for around $2 using a coupon. I also got the Fall ribbon from Joann’s. The “N” and other fall embellishments I had on hand.
Here’s how I did it:
1. I unwound the hook of a wire hanger so it was one long wire.
2. I formed it into a circle shape.
3. Cut my burlap into 3″ strips. I used exactly 1 yard of burlap. You could use up to two yards for a more tightly folded look.
4. I folded the strips back and forth as I threaded it through the wire. Super easy.
5. Once I had a full-looking wreath, I spaced out the fabric and secured it in random places, using hot glue, to the wire hanger so it didn’t slide around.

6. Finally, I rewound the wire to close the hanger. I ended up keeping the hook part of the hanger so I could hang the wreath from it on my door.
7. Made a quick bow and used wire to secure it in place.
8. Finally, I added the gold (spray painted) “N” and a few Fall embellishments to dress it up a bit. The “N” and the Fall foliage were originally from Hobby Lobby but I had them on hand.
Start to finish you’re looking at about a 30-45 minute project for under $5! Can’t beat that! No excuses for a wreath-less door this season!
The Lettered Cottage
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    Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs
    September 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Mallory that is so cute and easy! Thank you for your awesome tutorial!!

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    September 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Beautiful wreath!

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    September 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Love it! I’ve made the version with tied burlap strips but this is so unique!

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    Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno
    September 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    That’s so pretty! I really need to find the time to make a wreath for the fall!!

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    Glamorous Mommy
    September 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Looks really great!!


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    September 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

    That looks so beautiful 🙂

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    Burlap Bag Lady
    September 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I love this – would work really well for Christmas too! Such a budget friendly construction method!

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    September 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Love this as a wreath – I did something similar for a garland, but I’m really liking how your wreath turned out! The monogram is the perfect touch!

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    Jana@Transformations From the Heart
    September 17, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Love your wreath. I’ve not seen one with a pattern like you did. Very unique! I purchased a wire wreath and burlap from Hobby Lobby but still haven’t made a wreath yet, so many fabulous ones in blogland, it’s such a difficult decision which to go with. Now yours has added to my dilemma. :0)

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    Chelsea @ two twenty one
    September 17, 2012 at 3:42 am

    LOVE it! And for less than $5? Love it even more!

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    Kathryn Ferguson Griffin
    September 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    What a great wreath! Love the design. Visiting from Sundae Scoop. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    September 18, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Love it – adding to my burlap list of things to make!

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    September 19, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Love this. Super easy and cheap!

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    September 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Great job on the wreath! It looks fantastic!

    Found you from the linkup!


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    Jen @ frazzled 5
    September 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    This is beautiful! New follower, one closer to 2000- HIGH FIVES

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    Honey at 2805
    September 22, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Your wreath is adorable and I would be delighted for you to show it off at Potpourri Friday, in progress!

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    September 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Oh this is just too adorable!!!

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    September 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Just made it and it turned out so cute. http://halpinboys.blogspot.com/2012/09/blog-post_27.html

    Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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    September 28, 2012 at 2:45 am

    So I just made this wreath- definitely more than 5$ when you have to pay for the add-on decor (ribbon, letter, pumpkin, berries). My question is how did you secure the letter to the wreath since its on just a thin wire? Where did you purchase your letter? I checked michaels, hobby lobby and several other local craft stores… None are as unique as yours. Thanks so much!! My email is lilotisme@gmail.com

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      Classy Clutter
      October 10, 2012 at 1:55 am

      Hi Cheryl!

      Using embellishments that you have on hand is key to making it under $5! I got my letter from Hobby Lobby last year but you can find great, inexpensive wooden letters on Etsy.com!


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    mama lola
    September 30, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    this is such a fantastic idea! i love burlap and i have piles of it in the basement! i just blogged about wreaths and will have to incorporate burlap into my on design- thanks for sharing!

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    Ashley C.
    October 13, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Love anything monogrammed, so I most definitely love this wreath!

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    megan {homemade ginger}
    October 30, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Adorable. I love the monogram in the center!
    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

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    Leslie Stewart
    November 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Great wreath! You are so talented!
    House on the Way

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    Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters
    November 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Gorgeous wreath!!! I’d love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It’s open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you’ll stop by!


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    October 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I’m having the hardest time figuring out how your wreath looks so full with only 1 yard of burlap????

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    January 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    My mom and I just made one and it came out great. Thanks for sharing the idea. I haven’t added the letter yet but was wondering how you attached it to the wreath?

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    January 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Ijist put this together today. Thank you for the great idea. I haven’t added the letter yet but was wondering how you attached the letter to the wreath?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      January 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Hi Aliison!

      I made a loop out of ribbon and hot glued it to the back of the letter than tied that around the wreath! Hope that helps! I’d love to see your finished wreath! xoxo

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