Saturday, August 23, 2014

Burlap Squares Wreath

Burlap Wreath

From North of the Boulevard~

Burlap! So many ways to use it. It's such a versatile fabric and so forgiving if you make a mistake along the way in your project. This particular wreath is almost mistake proof though. 

Burlap Squares Wreath

How I Made It

Materials Needed:

Styrofoam wreath form
2 Shades of burlap
Straight pins with medium sized heads
Hot glue
Burlap ribbon for bow
Embellishment -I used a wooden initial
Felt for making rosettes

Twine for hanging

For this wreath, I cut the fabric into four inch squares, lots and lots of them. At first, I only used the darker shade, but it didn't have quite the right look. Adding the lighter shade around the side gave it a much needed contrast. 

To place the squares onto the wreath, start with a Styrofoam wreath form.  Fold each square into a puff by pulling each corner into the center. 

Place it on the wreath and hold it in place with a straight pin with a medium sized plastic head.  Continue adding the squares until the wreath form is full. 

Burlap Squares Wreath

I added three shades of felt rosettes, bunched together and secured with hot glue. 

Burlap Squares Wreath

I found a package of unfinished wooden initials at Michael's in the dollar bin, four in a pack in different shapes and styles. This one was just right for this wreath. I used a Sharpie Paint Pen rather than getting out a brush and paint. It worked great and zero mess! It's hot glued in place at the top of the wreath. 

The bow is made using this tutorial How to Make a Perfect Bow . It's the best method I've found. The bow comes out great every time. I added a loop of twine for hanging. The bow and twine are hot glued in place.

While this wreath is a bit time consuming to make, it's really easy to create. And the results are well worth the time spent I think.

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