Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath Tutorial

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Simple Burlap Witch Wreath Tutorial

Today in the wreath shop we’re making this fun Witch Hat! Just a few simple supplies and you can turn this into the focal point of your Halloween decor this season. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath Tutorial

In this how to video, I’m sharing how to make a Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath! Can you believe we’re using a wire easel as the base? Use any colors that say Halloween to you and make one for you and one for a friend! Here’s how:


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How to Make a Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath:

  • First, prep the plastic canvas mesh by cutting to a 13″ x 6″ size.
  • We’re using the easel as the base for this project. Cut off the brace that keeps the easel open and the long back leg using bolt cutters. Watch your fingers!
  • Before attaching the mesh to the easel, insert pipe cleaners through the mesh holes. Note: See video for pipe cleaner locations in the mesh.
  • Next, attach the mesh to the easel with florist wire in several places.
  • Now we’ll work on the top. Unravel your burlap mesh and start by folding a flap of the mesh over the top of the easel. Note: I tried using regular Deco Mesh (not burlap) and it was a little too thin.
  • Cut a piece of paddle wire and attach wire through the mesh and around the frame. Tie off one end of the wire to one side of the frame.
  • Start wrapping mesh around the frame while working down. Cut a new piece of wire and attach wire through the mesh and around the other side of the frame.
  • As you continue wrapping the mesh, weave the wire through the mesh each time around alternating sides. Note: You’re basically sewing the wire through the mesh as you go.
  • Stop wrapping the mesh when you reach the plastic canvas. Finish sewing the wire through the mesh and tie off the excess ends. Then cut off the leftover burlap mesh.
  • Next, take the end of the leftover burlap mesh in your hand about 3 inches down from the top. Then measure down 10 more inches. Fold it back onto itself, gather it in your hand and attach with a pipe cleaner to the plastic canvas.
  • Continue gathering sections and attaching with pipe cleaners across to the right. Then work your way down and back left. Gathering the burlap mesh and attaching each time. The bottom piece should be fairly flat.
  • When you are happy with the burlap mesh and the shape of the hat, cut off the excess material and tuck it in with one of the pipe cleaners.
  • You can now tidy up by cutting off the legs of the easel that are not in use and any extra mesh that is showing at the bottom. Note: You can hot glue silk flower leaves or something similar to cover the canvas mesh on the back to give a finished look.
  • Now it’s time to make your bows! I used 11 inch loops for my patterned ribbon and slightly smaller loops for my solid ribbon and attached them together to make one bow. Attach that using the pipe cleaners. I also added a black Deco Flex Tubing bow on top of the ribbon.
  • Continue making and adding bows for every pipe cleaner. Trim the excess pipe cleaners when done.
  • Lastly, add Halloween picks using hot glue to attach them in the burlap mesh.

How to Make a Simple Burlap Witch Hat Wreath Video…

Isn’t this a fun project? You could also make a Santa hat, a Scarecrow hat and more!

Do you decorate for Halloween? What do you put on your door?

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  1. Tonya Whitten on September 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Hey Julie,
    Im curious where you got your camera and tablet package that allows you to zoom in on yourself and your projects? I dint gave anyone to be my camera man/woman either and would live to know how you do it?
    BTW, I absolutely love all of your tutorials! Been doing this for years but I always learn something new from you. Thanks!

    • Tonya Whitten on September 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Sorry for spelling errors, the initial response box was so small I couldn’t see what I was writing and it wouldn’t let me proofread either.
      Can’t wait to try thus!

    • Julie Siomacco on September 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      I use the mevo camera for live streaming. I purchased on Amazon here (affiliate)
      You have to have good internet speed and wifi in the house for it to work. If wifi is weak, you can get a wifi booster and put closer to your craft room. Since I’m dealing with teens in the house too and wifi, I got the mevo charging power pack so I could hard wire in with an ethernet cord, plus longer battery time. (aff) But I wouldn’t get the power pack unless you get the mevo and try it first with your wifi.

  2. Cheryl wells on September 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    You are a hoot! Love watching and learning from you! You are just so down to earth and real it is truly a joy to watch you be so creative! Love love love watching and learning I am looking forward to try and make a Santa hat. Thank you so much for sharing

  3. Deb on October 4, 2017 at 8:36 am

    You have taught me so much and I do appreciate it . I just make my wreaths etc to share with family and friends but, we all get to enjoy what I learn from you. By the way I love your little dogs running during the tutorial. Thanks again.

  4. Laurie Carlson on October 7, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I love this tutorial!!! I have 2 questions,
    #1) I was curious how many bows you ended up having?
    #2) What type of hot glue do you use for your wreaths for a high humidity area?

    Thank you so much for sharing

    • Julie Siomacco on October 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Not sure on the bows, but you can watch the video I provide at the bottom of the post and count them. I use high temperature glue from Hobby Lobby.

  5. Helen on October 22, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I purchased your deco mesh wreath e book and now cannot figure out how to get to it. My children think I should not be allowed to have a I Pad, if that tells you anything! I really have learned so much from your Facebook tutorials…

  6. Bev on August 18, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I loved this tutorial! Awesome Wreath. I’m kind of new at this and really need the tutorials to learn. I have already learned so much! Thank you!

  7. Paula Boglioli on August 25, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Julie. Love watching you & Damon. You are all so talented. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Think I bought the wrong size easel. Mine is 18 inches. Was your 30 inches?
    I will need to adjust the white mesh screen accordingly.
    Thank you again. Hipe yo make one of your Craft Expos 1 day. Maybe if you all do a late summer one next year

  8. Karen on August 29, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Want to play with this wire frame to make a candy corn. Saw one last year from a frame like the round ones already made. Couldn’t find them so this has given me a new idea to try.

    • Julie Siomacco on August 30, 2018 at 7:34 am

      Yay! Awesome idea!!

  9. Lisa Jones on September 1, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Beautiful! You havr truly inspired me. God Bless You

  10. Tracy Grover on September 23, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    I think I would be fun to keep the easel leg and have it sit on the floor or fireplace hearth. So cute. Think I need to go shopping for supplies! Thanks!

  11. Cheryl on October 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I Love your tutorials? I’ve been decorating for a while now but it’s so nice to get different ideas still. You are awesome. It’s nice to hit on your pics and watch you do a video for NOTHING!!!!!($) You are a blessing to so many. The ones that can’t come to you personally. Thank you? I enjoy watching you so much. You’re so down to earth and it’s nice to see how you do everything, not see you do something and then wow all of a sudden you’re here and you don’t know how you got there!!

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