Good afternoon everyone....
I have been lusting after those beautiful burlap wreaths I have seen all over Pinterest. You know the ones that are full of so much texture and just so vintage and rustic looking. Well, I finally decided to make one form myself instead of enjoying them through pictures.
Isn't it gorgeous. And, so simple to make. I did it in one evening while also watching some TV.
You will need:
2 yards of burlap - any color
Styrofoam wreath form
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
I bought 2 yards of burlap at Walmart for close to $5.00. They only had a white burlap but it does come in other colors. Most of the wreaths I saw were a dark brown in color but this was not available at Walmart and that being the only place for fabric I chose the white.
I cut it into 4" x 4" squares.
Begin by taking a 4" square and folding diagonally making one corner touch the opposite as pictured above.
Next I made a little fold ( or tuck ) at the center and applied hot glue to it.
Then I poked the glued area into the Styrofoam wreath. You can use a pencil, screwdriver, knitting needle - anything that will poke the fabric down into the Styrofoam. You can see how it looks in the above picture.
I did the outside edge first making sure no green showed when I looked at it from all angles.
Then I started filling in around the top and the inside edge.
Keep working around the wreath filling in any gaps you may see green through. This makes a very full wreath.
So simple and so lovely. I love the fraying of the fabric it adds to its personality and shabbiness.
I hung it on our front door where it really stands out against the black. What do you think? Is there a beautiful burlap wreath in your future?
Until next time - have a great day
and create something you love.
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