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Thursday, November 1, 2012

DIY: Burlap Wreath

 

Welcome to November everyone! It is so hard to believe it is November, Thanksgiving is only three weeks away, and before we know it Christmas will be here.

I needed a new wreath for fall that would get me through Thanksgiving and I have been eyeing all the wonderful burlap wreaths on Pinterest. When I purchased the burlap for my Table Runner I purchased extra to take a stab at creating a wreath.

For this project you will need a styrofoam wreath (I used a 12” wreath), burlap, and lots of pins.  

I also used a roll of burlap I had previously purchased to wrap my wreath but this step can be skipped if your wreath is hanging on a door and if you use enough burlap to cover the front.

Next comes the fun and messy part - cutting out 4” by 4” squares. To make this process a little quicker I cut a large strip that was 4” wide then used by rotary cutter to cut my squares.

Once all of your squares are cut then you start folding and pinning them onto your wreath. Jennifer at Oh My Owls has a great tutorial on how to fold your squares. The best way to ensure you have a full wreath is to pin the next square so that it covers the pin of the previous square. I had to cut additional squares as I went along so I do not know exactly how many squares I have but I did use over 100 pins. This is what it should look like when you are finished.
I wanted my wreath to reflect fall so I created some flowers using canvas, burlap, and muslin and added cranberry wood beads. I had purchased a leaf garland at the dollar store so I cut it into individual leaves, placed them on my wreath and added my flowers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To hang the wreath I attached a strip of burlap to the back of the wreath, created a bow from the roll of burlap and stitched it to the top of my burlap strip to finish off my wreath.
Now I just have a couple more fall projects to finish up then I will start on Christmas!
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Happy Crafting!
 
Tracey



6 comments:

  1. Cute, Tracey!! I've been wanting to make one of these puffy burlap wreaths for a while now. And I love your flowers and leaves!

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  2. Hi, Tracey

    You wreath is beautiful and I can't wait to make one. I love stopping by your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Have a great week.

    Vanessa

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  3. Just gorgeous! Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today!

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  4. Tracey! Your burlap wreath is beautiful! I would never have the patience to make one. :)
    I love how you embellished it!
    gail

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  5. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you'd like. :)

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  6. The link for the squares is http://www.ohmyowls.com/2012/01/burlap-bubble-wreath-tutorial.html

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