Burlap Halloween Wreath {Make this for $5}

I decided I needed really would like a Halloween wreath on my front door. Being a full-time college student & married to a full-time college student, we are on a major budget… especially when it comes to Holiday Decor. BOOO! I got the idea to make a budget friendly wreath to help make my home festive! 
Burlap is SUPER cheap! I got 2 yards of black burlap at Joann’s for around $4 using a coupon.  They had 50% off any reg-priced item this week! YAHOO! 
Got the spool of Orange and Black Zebra ribbon at Wal-Mart for $1. LOOOVE this ribbon btw! 

Here’s how I did it:
1. I unwound the hook of the hanger so it was one long wire.
2. I formed it into a circle shape.
3. Cut my burlap into 3″ strips. I used about 1 3/4 yards of burlap.
4. I folded the strips back and forth as I threaded it through the wire.
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 glued it on! Voila! DONE! 
It seems like a lot of steps but the most time consuming part as cutting the strips.
It looks super cutie on my front door! 
PS. My hubby gave in and let me put up the decorations a few days early when he saw how excited I was about it all! What a sweet man! 
Like it?  Do you have your Halloween Decor up yet? Leave us a link and show us what you’ve been up to!
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    September 30, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Wow! That’s really cute! I also made a wreath- mine used felt sheets and was under $6! You can check it out on my blog. I’m going to university full-time and so is my husband so I know exactly where you’re coming from money-wise. I love Joann’s & their coupons!!!


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    September 30, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I’m the crazy girl that put up decorations Sept 1st. I think you can blame this heat wave on me. I swear, cool down already!
    Anyways, I’m more of a Fall lover than a Halloween lover (don’t hate me)
    I’m also a cheapy with no money and this is all I have done around my home. (it’s pretty much all handy-me-down stuff and $1 scarecrow finds)

    LOVE this wreath and I totally want to do it. My leaves on my door are pretty dinky.

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    September 30, 2010 at 5:39 am

    this is fab! i’m your newest follower + i would love for you to link this up at a crafty soiree linky party tomorrow at http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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    September 30, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I like it! I am going to try this myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    September 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

    That is precious, and so easy, like you said. But looks like a million bucks! I’ll be doing this come thanksgiving & christmas, although I may start with a linen colored burlap and just switch out the ribbons on top for the holiday 🙂 THANKS!

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    September 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    What a fabulous idea to thread the burlap onto the wire. So easy and it makes for one beautiful pillow!

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    September 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I love it! So simple and easy! I’ll have to try it and maybe use the 50% off coupon I have from JoAnn’s!

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    September 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Very cute! Love your thiftyness.

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    allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com
    September 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Mallory! First, I love your name! Second, I adore your wreath! Isn’t burlap fun? I kinda want to take mine down and replace it with a version like yours! I love the texture of the folded burlap! Gorgeous! The ribbon totally makes it though – might have to make the trip to Walmart just so I can play copy cat!
    PS – Excited to be your newest follower!!

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    Krista Benskin
    October 1, 2010 at 1:15 am

    That turned out great! I too made a wreath on the cheap courtesy of my Magnolia Tree. You can see my Fall and Halloween decorations on my blog. I might have to use your burlap wreath idea to make small wreaths for my stairwell(I have cats that like to eat leaves). 🙂

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    October 1, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Hey Savannah it’s Mia! I’m also a nut who has had halloween up since mid Sept. I’m willing soup and cornbread to AZ! A few days ago I took a few pics of some halloween decor and posted it on my blog. http://www.meandjilly.blogspot.com
    Please enjoy:)

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    October 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Love this wreath! I think I am headed for JoAnn’s!

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    October 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I have been looking for a simple idea for a wreath, and this is perfect! I love it!
    Love your blog too! Now a follower!

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    Jill@Barnes Yard
    October 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Yay, I can’t wait to make this! Thanks 🙂

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    Heidi@Mommy Tools
    October 4, 2010 at 4:43 am

    O.K…now I want to run down to JoAnne’s and get me some of that black burlap! Love it!

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    Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
    October 3, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Gorgeous! Wish the stores close to me had black burlap!!

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    La Vie Quotidienne
    October 5, 2010 at 4:02 am

    This is not only very cleaver and original but true to your blog…very classy. I love it!

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    Sandy Ang
    October 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Such an original and sophisticated wreath !

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    Lolly Jane
    October 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    clever girl! so stinkin cute!

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    October 6, 2010 at 1:57 am

    This is so cute!


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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    September 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love how simple and classy it is!

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    September 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Love it!

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    September 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    It is gorgeous – not frightening at all!! And the price is even better. Must find my burlap and steal your fab idea. Thank you for sharing!

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    Hello, I'm Laura
    September 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    What a completely adorable wreath. I love it.

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

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    September 5, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Checking you out from Nester’s linky party – LOVE this. Looks great!

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    Life with Kaishon
    September 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I like it a lot : ) Very cool. Happy Halloween!

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    Megan Brooke
    September 8, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Hopping over from Sarah’s Before and After party. I loooove anything having to do with burlap! 🙂 Such a cute Halloween wreath idea!!

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    September 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Very cute and creative! And I love the $5 price tag!!!

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    September 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I really like this..gonna have to make me one..Would love for you to share at my Link party “Creative Halloween Ideas”http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

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    The Davis Family Three
    September 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Wow! This is so cute! I love it!

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    Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com
    October 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Love this one too!

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    October 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I made this in orange and glued black silhouettes of a tree, cat and moon on it. Looks cool!! Thinking about making it “reversible” and gluing Thanksgiving stuff on other side to use all through fall. Thanks for the terrific idea!

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    October 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    What a great wreath! I may have to add this to my to do list. Thanks for sharing!

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    Crafty Mischief
    October 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I love this wreath! I didn’t even know that they made black burlap! I guess I’m going to have to make a trip to JoAnne’s! I found you at I Heart Naptime. Thanks for sharing!

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    Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE
    August 29, 2012 at 4:16 am

    So darn cute! I am featuring it tomorrow on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!

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    August 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Stopping over to pin this from your feature at 36th Ave. Too cute!


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    September 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I’m loving all this colored burlap! I like the unfinished look too, its perfect for Halloween.

    If you get a chance come link up at my Fall Edition Pin Party.


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    Becca @ The Sassy Penguin
    September 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Love the simplicity of this. The zebra print ribbon is fantastic!

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    Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com
    September 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    What a GORGEOUS wreath!!! I’m featuring you tomorrow…thanks for sharing at my party! XO, Aimee

    it’s overflowing | simply inspired home living

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    Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft
    September 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Super cute! I’d love for you to link up your project to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/09/do-something-crafty-58/

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    Linda @ it all started with paint
    September 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Look how clever you are with your hanger and JoAnn’s coupon and $1 ribbon! Looks fabulous!



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    The CSI Girl
    October 3, 2012 at 5:32 am

    I would love for you to enter this into the fall/Halloween Wreaths challenge at The CSI Project. The party begins tomorrow night. Come on over!

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    October 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I LOVE this wreath! Super cute+super cheap=my kind of project! And I <3 Joann's and their coupons. I featured it over on my blog, if you want to check it out.


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