It's summer. In full swing. And I just moved into a new house. Time to spruce up the front door!
The Summer Burlap Wreath
This is a fairly simple afternoon project. It's really cheap too. I used less than a yard of burlap at $3.29 a yard and the wreath form was only a couple bucks at walmart. The rest of stuff I already had (FREE!). Yay I like that price!
Let's get started!
You'll also need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
floral or fabric pins
scrap fabric for flowers
felt for flowers
ribbon about 1 yard
Fold your burlap selvedge to selvedge and then in half cut side to cut side. You will now have 4 layers.
Cut your layers into roughly 2" strips. If you have a thicker wreath form you can cutter wider strips.
Wrap your strip around and add another line of glue below the pins. Carefully wrap and hold until it's set and then remove the pins.
When you get to the end of the strip, glue it on the back side and cut so that the "seam" is on the back.
Start a new strip and continue on pinning...gluing...and wrapping...
Until the whole form is covered. Overlap your starting point a bit and then fold the end of the strip and glue in place.
I wanted to add some summery fabric flowers.
Now get your scrap fabric and cut a strip 1-2" wide.
Now tie one end in a knot.
Put a triangle shape glob of glue of your felt like this.
Now arrange your flowers the way you like them and glue them down. You can leave them flat like I did for a more 3 dimensional look or glue them completely curved around the wreath form for a different look.
Tie your ribbon in a knot around the wreath. Your knot should be at the length that you want the loop to be when finished.
Rotate your knot to the back
and tie another knot around the front.
Now you can slide the bow up and down how you like it!
I debated adding a little "hello." sign to this but I thought it was so pretty as is!
I'd love to see pictures if you've followed this tutorial. As always, if you need clarification. let me know!