Burlap wreaths are among the most popular DIY crafts we love to indulge in during festive season. A beautiful, fluffy and quirky burlap wreath not only decorates your front door but also exudes welcome charm and festive cheer.
If you want to DIY a burlap wreath for Halloween or Thanksgiving then this is the perfect time to swing into action. Making one is simple enough for your kids to try out on their own. With your guidance and support where required your kids can craft lovely burlap wreaths that can be used to decorate your home. They also make for wonderful gifts to your near and dear ones.
You do not need expensive craft supplies to make a burlap wreath. It is possible to make one spending as less or as lavishly as you want. You may choose to buy embellishments or you can keep it simple.
Here is a short step-by-step tutorial to help you out.
Time: 20-30 minutes
Age: Kids above the age of 4 can enjoy this activity. Older kids can embellish as they please.
Burlap Ribbon Roll
Unravel the top hook of the hanger to reveal the open end. Stick this end through a hole in the corner of the ribbon. The wire comes out through the other side and you have to push it in through the corner of the opposite end. So the second hole is made on the opposite side of the ribbon vis-à-vis where the first hole was. Ensure that you stay with your little one and help him along because you do not want him to prick his fingers or get the process wrong.
You put the wire in, cross over and push it into the opposite corner again. You are zigzagging in and out through the ribbon, allowing a gap of about 3 to 5 inches between each hole. Also there is no twisting of the ribbon and you go in through the same side you came out of. The lesser the distance between the holes the tighter the wreath will be. A larger gap between holes means your wreath will be fluffier and larger. Once you are done with the entire roll you can just tuck in the end into the wreath and your DIY burlap wreath is ready.
Next comes the fun part where your little ones can decorate the wreath. Flowers, pumpkins, candies, bats, owls, googly eyes, spiders or witch hats all make for great decorations. There are interesting video tutorials on the web for Halloween wreaths and kid-friendly Halloween craft ideas. You can also buy embellishments at the Dollar Store or on Etsy.