I found these awesome burlap wreath tutorials at Top This Top That and Life on Mars. Here is my version. With all the holidays coming up, there are so many possibilities!
18" wire wreath
2 rolls Burlap garland (10 yards each, 5 1/2 inches wide)
initial or other embellishment
fishing line to attach embellishment
staple gun (not shown)
scissors (not shown)
Fold one end of the garland a couple times. Stick the floral wire through the end and wrap once around the garland. Using the wire, attach the garland to the wire wreath.
Begin pulling loops through the wreath from the back. The size of the loops will depend on how fluffy you want the wreath. Work back and forth across the rungs, pulling the loops through to the front.
Twist the garland slightly so that the loops are not all the same. Push the loops together as you work. The wire wreath is divided into 9 sections and I made 12 loops in each section.
Here's a look at the back showing how I worked the garland back and forth across the rungs. Check the back every so often. Otherwise you may end up with a complete mess back there.
When you finish with the first roll of garland, tie the end to the back with floral wire, and attach the second roll. I used two rolls of garland, but that will depend on the size of your loops. Fluff and rearrange the loops until you get the look you want.
Staple fishing line to the back of your initial or other embellishment and thread the line through the garland to the back. Tie securely. Don't pull too tight or the burlap will be mashed flat.
Add as few or as many embellishments as you like. I personally like a simple wreath.
As I was writing this, I began wondering if this method could be used with deco mesh. I found a Pinterest board full of ideas.