Baby Shower Pennant Burlap Wreath – DIY

Today I’m going to share with you a wreath I made for a friend’s baby shower. No friends with a bun in the oven? Don’t go away yet. . . this wreath can be changed to suit any holiday or occasion.

So my friend was having her first baby, a girl, but she wasn’t sharing the name. I helped throw a shower for her and I was in charge of decor and favors. I looked at a pre-made banner while out shopping but, me being me, was up for the challenge of a DIY banner! But then I got to thinking, “If I’m going to put the effort into making this banner, why not make something she can use again?” And so I decided to make a wreath instead. This way she could hang it on her door when the baby arrives.
So I made my weekly trip to Hobbly Lobby and walked the entire store and came home with burlap, pink linen, a hay wreath, scrapbook paper, and ribbon.
This is what I did with it. . .
{The pennant says “baby girl.” Remember, we didn’t know the name}
Here is how I did it. . .


I cut the burlap into strips about 2-3 inches thick.
I wrapped the burlap strips around the wreath using hot glue to secure the fabric on the back side of the wreath.
I used my Cricut to cut two different size triangles and letters for the banner. {I used the Basic Shapes cartridge for the triangles and the Cuttin’ Up font cartridge.}
I layered the cut pieces {large ivory triangle, smaller print triangle then letters} and used an adhesive pen to stick them together. These are my pennants which read “baby girl.”



I measured and cut two pieces of grosgrain ribbon slightly larger than the diameter of the wreath. I stretched the ribbons across the wreath and wrapped the excess ribbon around the backside.
I secured the ribbons with hot glue on the back side of the wreath.


I then used a hot glue gun to attach the pennants to the ribbon.
Next I made some rosettes out of burlap and pink linen. I started by cutting the fabric into three-inch strips. Then I twisted the fabric somewhat tightly and began wrapping around and around in a spiral fashion, securing with hot glue on the under side every other circle.


Here is a finished rosette. I tucked the end of the fabric on the back side and secured with hot glue.


For the center of the burlap flowers, I rolled thin blue silk ribbon tightly and secured the end with hot glue.
I placed the flowers around the wreath and added some triangles from the scrapbook paper to mimic the pennants.

And here it is! The baby girl pennant burlap wreath. Again, change the colors and words to make this wreath suit any occasion!