Burlap Wreath, Good for Tailgating, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Too

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

DIY Burlap Wreath

 As much as we love football here at The Home Depot, we thought it might be fun to try to make a wreath that could be used not only for football season but throughout the year. We decided on this super simple and inexpensive burlap wreath, which by simply switching out some ribbon and a few trinkets, can take us from Tailgating to Halloween to Christmas.

Find the full step-by-step below!


For this simple and pretty burlap wreath project, you’ll need the following supplies:

DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Supplies


Step 1

Begin by shaping your pipe insulation into a circle and securing with duct tape to create a wreath form.

DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Secure pipe insulation

Step 2

Next, cut several thick strips of burlap. They don’t need to be perfect or neat, as you’ll just be very informally wrapping the wreath form in these strips.

DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Cut burlap into thick strips


Step 3

Begin wrapping the wreath form in the burlap, and secure with jute twine. This portion doesn’t need to be perfect, mostly you just want to cover the pipe insulation so that it won’t show.

DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Wrap wreath form with burlap
DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Cut burlap into thick strips


Step 4

Next, start creating folds with the burlap and securing to the wreath form with floral pins. The folds don’t need to be perfect, just manipulate the fabric to create fluffy waves.

Work your way all the way around the form, securing the burlap with floral pins every few inches. Your wreath should start looking quite full!

DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Create folds with burlap
DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Create folds with burlap
DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Create folds with burlap


Step 5

Once you’ve made your way all the around the wreath form, you’re finished with the burlap. Now, you just need some festive ribbon and a few trinkets to create a theme on your burlap wreath. Change out the ribbon and trinkets based on the season, and this wreath could last you year round!

DIY Burlap Tailgating Wreath | Create folds with burlap

DIY Burlap Wreath

For more tailgating ideas and inspiration, follow The Apron blog’s Tailgating series. We’ll gear you up for game day with tips, like a sweet tote for tailgating gear, and more awesome DIYs, like a homemade PVC flag pole for your tailgating camp.

And check out the other fun wreath tutorials we have here on The Home Depot Blog, too!

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