Friday, October 11, 2013

Burlap Wreath

I love wreaths, love making them for each season, and this year I wanted a burlap one. Well, I love burlap. This is why:)
Browsing for inspiration , I saw this on Etsy , fell in love , but resisted the urge to buy it, as it is a bit pricey ( but hey, I see now, it is a lot of work:) .

I  decided to make one. 
By the way this shop has the most beautiful wreaths I have ever seen.

- Foam form from Michaels. Use your 50% cupon and you get it for $ 4.99. wink wink!
- Burlap - You wil need 1 yard. Cheap!
- Safety pins, I used the ones without the head. Lots of them.
- Scissors.

 Star by making lots and lots of 5 " squares with the burlap

Fold in a rectangle ( lengthwise) and then as above.

 Start attaching them to the foam with the safety pins. This is what I love about this, no glue, no mess, so clean looking!
It took me a good hour of ( not so hard) work, but so worthy!
My burlap wreath for Fall!!

 Make a cute bow with whatever you like ( i used the burlap, but you can use any beautiful fabric, ribbon, you name it)

 I may change the bow if I find cute painted burlap ..or paint some..let's see, will updated it for you girls, if this is the case:)

 Happy Fall!

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HEY!!! I decided to update it and  painted some burlap ( check here) in a chevron pattern. Some colour but still chic and rustic, I 'd say?

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  1. Gosh you did a terrific job!!!!! I only have one fall wreath (given to me by my next door neighbour in NL), but two doors on my house. See my problem?! I am absolutely loving this look!!! So rustic, yet so chic!

    1. Thank you, Sue!! THIS is exactly what I love about this ...chic yet rustic!
      This lady that created it ( I just plain copied:) is a genius!

  2. I might have to make one of these. It looks lovely.

    1. Thank you , I am sure it will turn out lovely as well!

  3. This looks beautiful ! Love the bow. You did a great job !

  4. Wow, great wreath, and I am not a fan of burlap. I will definitely have to give this a try'

  5. Sweet and simple and lots of work but truly worth it, I think. Your finished wreath is lovely.

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  7. I love your burlap wreath. I haven't seen this particular technique before but I sure love the finished look of it. It's so much cleaner and less messy looking than some burlap wreaths and I love the herringbone/texture look of it. It makes a perfect neutral wreath that can have change-ups for different seasons. Would you be willing to share this wreath post and any other of your great posts at our Making Monday link party? We would love it. Thanks. Have a fabulous day.

    Lori @ A bright and Beautiful Life

    1. Lori , this is great, I surely would love to share it there! Tell me how to!