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Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath

Welcome all to your home with a beautiful burlap wreath that is easy to make and looks incredible hanging on your front door!

Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Next take your 2 1/2 inch wired ribbon, measure it across the section of wreath where you want to place it and cut a little extra to allow room to make knots. Knot each end and leave a little tail, quickly heat seal each end with a lighter. Take your alphabet tiles and space them out how you like on the ribbon. Lift each tile up and secure with your hot glue gun. Side note, be careful and I suggest placing a piece of cardboard underneath your tiles and ribbon while they are drying. Take a needle and thread and sew each knot onto the burlap. The tiles are pretty heavy so I also glued right in the middle as well.
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Take your tulle roses and attach one over each knot.
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Take your 2 inch Styrofoam balls and wrap with your orange “jumbo” ric rac. I didn’t really have a method for this other than to just keep rotating and trying to keep it evenly round as you cover, gluing every so often. Take a small section of brown, twist it together, glue ends and then finally glue to the top of ball for the stem.

Take a small piece of your jumbo chartreuse ric rac and roll it for a leaf, attach to the top, next to stem. Repeat this with two more, so you have a total of 3 pumpkins. Set aside for now we will attach at the end.

Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
On to the ric rac flowers! I have to say I have never seen such cool ric rac as the jumbo and mega ric rac, it was perfect for these flowers! I used the colors butter, chartreuse, ivory and brown. You will need at least 2 yards of each to make a larger flower for your wreath (like I did).

Cut your strands in half, and heat seal the ends. Line the ends up and pin, braid a few waves of the ric rac, weaving it over and under the other strand. Take it to your sewing machine and sew straight down the middle. I stopped and braided a few waves, and then sewed, continuing until I reached the end.

Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 

Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 

Roll your sewn strip into a ball, gluing at the bottom (beneath 2nd half of stitches) every so often. You can unfold as many “petals” as you like to open your flower or leave it rolled closed, totally up to you!

Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Cover each bottom of your ric rac flower in glue and press into wreath until it is secured. You can place them however you like, I grouped mine together.
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
If you aren’t a flower person another idea is to print leaf templates onto cardstock, cut them out, color them (so no white shows through) with a crayon and cover them in buttons. The Ribbon Retreat has such a fun variety of buttons to do this with!
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Measure another strip of your 2 1/2 inch ribbon across the bottom left of your wreath. Take your alphabet tiles and spell out what you like, I did our family name, The Conways. Repeat same process as you did with the top banner to secure.
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Now all we have to do is hang our pumpkins inside the wreath! I cut a hole in the back of the burlap and knotted my twine to it a couple times, then glued the twine to the pumpkin behind the stem with a little piece of felt.
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog 
Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
This wreath was so much fun to assemble and added so much character to my front door! Thank you all so much for reading along and hope you all have a lovely holiday season with your loved ones!

Thanksgiving Burlap Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog