Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial

I find that many new DIY recruits don’t exactly know where to start when it comes to kicking off their DIY career. If this is you, I recommend starting with a DIY wreath. Wreaths aren’t too hard, they don’t demand a ton of supplies, they have loads of potential, once you get the hang of them you can create one for each season/holiday and feel really creative, and who doesn’t love a new wreath? Nothing says All-American Home like an inviting wreath on the front door. Here’s your chance…

Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial
Note: This same tutorial can be used to create a wreath for EVERY holiday this year!! It’s early in the year so you have plenty of time to perfect your wreath making skills and build your DIY confidence along the way. I made a similar wreath a couple of years back for fall and found great tutorials here, here and here!

Bubble Wreath

Materials:
Scissors
At least 175 Large Head Pins
At least 1.5 yards of Burlap (Red)
Some Ribbon (or fabric in my case) to cover the wreath form (Pink)
Wreath Form (any kind, mine was about 3.99 @ Hobby Lobby)
Optional: Embellishment to put on the wreath
Note: I completed this project on a drop cloth because burlap tends to shed. When you’re simply shaking out your drop cloth after the project and not having to lug out your vacuum, think of me. =)
Burlap Bubble Wreath

To get started, wrap your wreath form in fabric or ribbon. This step is not necessary but adds a pretty backing.

Easy Valentine's Day Wreath
Burlap Valentine's Wreath
Cut the burlap in approximately 4 inch squares. The square part is far more important than the actual size.
Burlap Bubble Wreath Tutorial
Create one bubble at a time. Add the pin and stick onto the wreath form.
How to make a Burlap Bubble Wreath
Burlap Bubble Wreath
Once you pin all of your “bubbles” close together you will start to see the bubble look. There’s really no right or wrong way to pin.
How to create a bubble wreath
I added this embellishment as eye candy, but I love it even more for eating up a lot of space that I don’t have to “bubble”.
Easy Valentine's Day Wreath
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat and before you know it (about an hour of bubbling later)…
Valentine's Day Wreath
…your Burlap Bubble Wreath is complete!
 Burlap Wreath
I added a fun Valentine’s Day ribbon to hang this lovely lady from our door and I wasn’t completely sold.
Valentine's Day Wreath Tutorial
After a few minor changes & some extra ribbons, I was in l.o.v.e. Talk about a new DIY project that will make your heart melt!

 

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  • Good question, Jennifer. I actually don’t have a storm door either and the pins were not a problem at all! Just sticking them inside of the wreath form was good enough to keep that snug and protected from the elements.

  • I’d say about 1 foot diameter. Any size would work though! Good luck!! -B

  • Hi Dee,
    So happy to hear it turned out well and you now have a beautiful wreath!

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
    Casey & Bridget

  • Thanks for sharing!