Burlap is the perfect material for autumn weddings with its fantastic texture and vast range of effects. In this DIY tutorial we’ll show you how to use colour and layout to create beautiful ombre backdrops, table centrepieces, and chair decorations in gorgeous colours with our burlap wreaths.
Colourful DIY burlap wall wreaths and table centrepiece.
Step 1: Gather your wreaths together in a selection of large and small sizes. This will give variation, and a beautiful effect, when they’re put together on the wall. In this tutorial we’ve used five wreaths—three large, and two small.
Step 2: Choose the spray paint colours you’d like your burlap wreaths to be, and prepare all of your materials in a well-ventilated area, such as outdoors.
Step 3: Use a drop-cloth to protect the surface you’ll be working on, and slip on your painter’s mask.
Cranberry red burlap wreath DIY wedding decor.
Step 4: In quick, even spurts, spray your paint of choice over the burlap wreath from about a foot away and keep your application quite light. If you apply the paint too heavily, and while too close, the paint may pool. However, there’s no need to strive for perfection, as imperfection adds far more texture and looks wonderful for the rustic feel of burlap.
In this tutorial, we sprayed our three large wreaths with cranberry red, ivory, and then left the third as it comes—in vintage pink. We sprayed the smaller wreaths with antique gold. These were all then arranged on the wall as a backdrop, and as a finishing touch we added our water-picked lisianthus flowers by resting them on the inner burlap ring.
Pink, ivory, and gold DIY burlap wreaths.
For other effects, you’re limited only by your creativity. Make a larger backdrop with more wreaths in different sizes and shades—just imagine the range of colours, and don’t be afraid to use two colours on one burlap wreath! When arranging them, have the colours slowly shift like a colour gradient to give a more condensed ombre effect, and you could even wrap flowers around the wreaths.
More rustic burlap DIY wedding decoration ideas with flowers and bags.
These techniques are great for any wedding theme too. Just imagine the effect if you were to spray your burlap wreaths, flowers, or pouches with paint and then spray with glitter or wrap them in fairy lights! With careful colour and accessory choices, you can cater for any theme you want.
An earlier version of this DIY appeared on our sister blog, Weddingstar.
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