DIY burlap wreath for the garage entrance

I am officially reporting in that I have – so far – survived The Great Garage Disaster. Last week, I was able to get everything cleaned up on one side; paint the walls and the ceiling; and even sneak in a fun, little craft project, which I’m sharing with you today.

Sometimes you’ve just got to get your craft on to keep your sanity, right?

If you recall, the door from our garage into the house has a vinyl sign on it that reads, “Welcome Home.” However, the piles of junk we previously had to wade through to get to the door were, uh, maybe not so welcoming.

So after I cleared out the junk, painted the walls and scrubbed down the door, I was ready to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the door to truly give it that welcoming feel.

I started with a foam wreath form.


I wrapped the whole thing in burlap and secured the end with spray adhesive.


To embellish this Plain Jane burlap wreath, I created little rosettes, which I free-form cut out of felt pieces and fabric scraps.


I stacked the felt/fabric pieces on top of each other, with the largest cutouts in back and the smallest in front. I secured all the pieces together by stitching a button in the middle.

DIY-wreath-sewing-rosettesI made eight different rosettes in various sizes and colors to complement the color scheme I’m going for in the garage. Some of the rosettes I cut with regular scissors; others I cut using pinking shears.

After the rosettes were put together, I attached them to the wreath with spray adhesive.


Finally, to personalize my wreath, I spray-painted a “P” silver and used velcro with adhesive backing to attach it to the wreath. (I bought the wreath, burlap, felt and letter from Walmart. All other supplies I had on hand.)





Who says you can’t get crafty in an industrial space? 😉



This project took me a total of one hour to complete and cost about $15 in supplies.

Have you done anything special to create a welcoming entrance to your home?

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5 Responses

  1. Margaret Varner says:

    I have always wanted to make one of these burlap wreaths for years..never knew it was so easy..I love how it looks and LOVE the writing free hand welcoming home sign..beautiful..great job..Did you use stencil to paint the welcome sign on the door?

    • Susan says:

      Thanks, Marg! I used adhesive sticky vinyl on the door. The letters were cut out on an electronic cutting machine. But you could easily replicate the same look with stencils and gold paint.

  2. Really nice! I like the idea of welcoming *yourself* to your own house so warmly. (We hardly ever come in through our front door — it’s always the garage!)

  3. Peggy says:

    Those little rosettes are so cute. And I would have never though of Velcro!

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