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Anchor Burlap Wreath and Swag with Navy Accents

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This anchor wreath project began as a challenge to myself to see if I could copy another one that I saw, and also to see if I could make it for less than the one that I saw, was being sold.

I started out by purchasing rope, polka dotted navy ribbon, and anchor themed ribbon.


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Things that I had already purchased previously included:

  • burlap mesh
  • gold chevron ribbon
  • cream ribbon
  • burlap ribbon
  • brown and white pipe cleaners
  • wire wreath frame
  • craft wire

The ribbon and the mesh I had purchased at Christmas clearance prices.

I started the wreath by attached the burlap mesh with the pipe cleaners. Then  I added the burlap ribbon by winding it around the mesh. I cut the chevron ribbon and the cream ribbon into equal lengths, and cut the ends into an inverted V.

I decided to make a matching swag because I had enough leftover material.  It was the first swag that I’ve ever tried to make.  Again, it was a challenge to myself to see if I could make one that looked nice.

For the swag, I started with a length of craft wire.  I attached the burlap mesh, burlap ribbon, and chevron ribbon to the wire with pipe cleaners.  I made sure to cut them long enough to allow for curling the ends on each side.  Then I attached the cream ribbon lengths (with inverted Vs cut into the ends).

I bought some ceramic starfish like this one.  The trick was– how to attach the starfish to the wreath and swag? After some searching, I hot-glued craft wire to the back of the starfish.  Then it was very easy to attach the starfish using the wire ends.

I wrapped the rope around the anchor like I had seen in the wreath that I was copying. Then I attached the anchor to the middle of the wreath. I wrapped the anchor ribbon around the wreath.

I attached the navy polka dotted ribbon to the wreath and the swag.  I made bows out of the burlap ribbon and attached them to the swag in three places.

Here they are!  The anchor wreath and matching swag.  Do you like them?


I was happy with how they turned out.  And yes, I was able to create them for a little less than the wreath I had seen.

To see how I remade a wooden Anchor Basket, Click Here.


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  1. So glad you visited and linked-up at Tuesday Turn About! Hope to see you again this Tuesday, Liberty!

  2. What a fun and festive project! Don’t you love scoring some clearance ribbon/supplies, too? Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!

  3. Hi Liberty!
    I love the wreath and swag! I found your blog through Inspire Me Monday. I would love for you to link-up at Homestyle Gathering! The party will be open until 7 pm (eastern time) on Saturday.

  4. Well, this is just lovely, Liberty! I saw this by way of TFT! We’d love for you to come share each week at Tuesday Turn About! The party closes on Fridays at midnight, CST! Hope to see you there!

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