Monday, October 24, 2011

How To: Make a Burlap Wreath

I have been seeing this fluffy burlap wreath floating around Pinterest and was very intrigued. You see, I have a slight obsession with wreath's. Mainly, all the book page wreath's you see around blogland. Good thing I have a husband who tolerates this love, cause they may or may not occupy lots of space in our home.

Anywho, I saw this wreath and I had recently tried making a burlap wreath using a wire coat hanger and burlap garland. They did not turn out so hot. I think I didn't use enough burlap. So, I took the burlap from those and created this:

I realize the bottom is fuller, I started to
run out of burlap towards the top, woops!

I used pipe cover from Home Depot for the wreath form. They are super cheap and Husband had just bought a bunch for some pipes in our basement and had about 6 feet leftover. So I stole that, cut it in half and made two wreath forms. Basically just put end to end and tape and viola! A wreath form!

Then I took the burlap from the failed wire hanger wreath (I bought the burlap garland at Michaels with a 40% off coupon for about $2.50.) and wrapped a piece around the form so you didn't see the black. I then folded the burlap in half width wise and hot glued it together. This gives it that poofy look.

Then I just zig zagged the burlap around the wreath using plenty of hot glue to stick it to the wreath where need be. You will be able to tell the spots that need filling in and just fill in with the garland as you go. I used one roll of garland for this wreath, but you could probably use less or more depending on how full you want your wreath. I personally, would rather it be more full, but I'm cheap and want another wreath out of my other garland, so I just used the one roll. Then, to hang it on the wall, I just took some red grosgrain ribbon I had laying around, tied it around the less-full spot on the wreath and hung it from that. I tried a bow, but with it doubling as a wreath hanger, it looked sort of wonky, so I just stuck with the strands.

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