Sunday, March 30, 2014

Partial Burlap Wreath

Apparently burlap is in style, so I figured I should jump on the bandwagon. This was my first attempt at using it to make a door wreath. I wasn't very adventurous as I only did a partial one lol

What you need:

  • roll of burlap
  • a great wreath (medium)
  • wooden letter
  • spray paint (your choice of color)
  • flowers
  • beaded accents
  • hot glue
  • staple gun
  • 4 wooden skewers (yup the kind you grill with lol)
  • twine
  • safety pin
  • scissors
  1. Spray paint the front and sides of your wooden letter, then set it to the side so it can dry.
  2. Tie about 2-3 feet of twine to the base of a safety pin. Tie the other end of the twine to the bottom right corner of the beginning of the burlap. Loop the safety pin in and out in a zigzag fashion pulling the safety pin tightly to scrunch the burlap. Continue this pattern until you have enough gathered burlap to cover half of your wreath. Once you have enough remove the safety pin and tie a knot with the twine securing the gathered burlap.
  3. Hot glue the burlap onto the wreath from the top middle to the bottom middle.
  4. Insert two skewers into the wreath about mid way on the left side. Position your wooden letter so that the skewers line up at the top of the letter. Flip the wreath over and secure the wooden letter to the skewers using a staple gun. I stapled the letter to the skewers in 3 separate place to ensure it was sturdy. Repeat this process again for the bottom of the letter. Trim any of the skewers that stick out on the left side of the wreath with scissors. 
  5. Using floral pliers clip 3 flowers (you could do more) and hot glue them onto the wreath. I glued them in the center, left center, and bottom center. Glue your beaded accents around each flower.
  6. Lastly, use scissors to snip any stray pieces of the the wreath. Sometimes twigs and branches hang in the oddest places. Then hook the wreath onto a wreath holder and you door will look fabulous. 

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