Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Striped Burlap Wreath



Finally, something on the door again....

I was tired of looking at the bare door.  We had a few holiday wreaths this spring.  Then the Command hook fell off at some point.  So, it's been empty for awhile.

This week my back has been hurting.  Despite yesterday being almost unbearable, I managed to get up and moving a little today.  Instead of heavy lifting (which is what I need to do!), I thought I'd sit and make a wreath.

I found a straw wreath form, some extra tan and white burlap, some green felt, a few greenery pins, and some ribbon.

I cut the burlap into strips... just eyeballed it... maybe about 1.5-2" wide.  The more non-precise the better.  Looks more frayed and natural.  I started the wrapping by secure the strips with a greenery pin (on the inside of the circle... the backs of my wreaths show through the glass door, so the back needs to remain pretty.)

I began wrapping two strips at the same time, pulling tight to keep it from looking too loose.

As the strips would end, I just put pins wherever they ended.  I just made sure the pin was middle of the strip so that the next wrapping would cover it.

Once the wreath-wrapping was completed, I then made a few little burlap roses and a green felt flower.  

I added felt leaves and attach with some pinches to them.

Then a pretty animal print ribbon bow... and wah-lah...




A snazzy little wreath to dress up the door for awhile.  This should carry me till fall, right?

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13 comments:

  1. Love it! I would buy one from you....

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  2. Love it!! You are so talented!

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  3. I loved the striped effect by using two shades of burlap. Your flowers turned out really nice too.

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  4. This is great!!! Love the burlap flowers and ribbon!!!
    following you now
    ladeedacreation@yahoo.com

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  5. You had me at BURLAP! Bookmarking this one for sure! Visiting via 30 days link party.

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  6. Very pretty, Christy! I love that you used what you had on hand!

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  7. Love how you used two colors of burlap...looks outstanding!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. This is awesome! I love the animal print bow as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. I LOVE your wreath! I have a question, though. I'm working on my own wreath, and I was wondering how did you hang yours? Do you attach something to the wreath? Thanks!

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  10. LOVE this! How did you make your burlap roses??

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  11. Awesome wreath! LOVE the shabby chic look of it!

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  12. I really love this! I may have to copy your idea:)

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  13. I love this! Great work.

    Also, just thought you should know your image has been ripped off:
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