Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Burlap love

I've seen burlap all over the place but I hadn't ever done anything with it. Until a few weeks ago when I made a wreath. Here's how I did it:




Gather supplies: straw wreath, burplap, die cut machine, fabric and the glue gun. I didn't take step by step pictures, but it's pretty easy to do.
  • cut long strips of burlap about 3 inches wide and wrap around the wreath
  • cut out 9 scalloped circles. I use my Big Shot, but they could be cut by hand. Fold 2 over and glue down to wreath. Place one on top of other two.

  • make a rolled fabric flower. I'm sure there are lots of great tutorials on the internet for these. I just took a long strip of fabric about 2 inches wide. Folded in half. Tie a knot at one end, then started wrapping the fabric around. About an inch in, twist it and glue it. Wrap around, twist and glue. Repeat.
  • do the same with a rolled burlap flower. It's really messy but very cute.

  • glue all the flowers onto the wreath and hang it with a piece of ribbon. (I nail mine right to the door. It stays very well- even in the wind.)



7 comments:

  1. Are you taking orders? :)
    That looks awesome!

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  2. I just LOVE your burlap wreath...maybe I will make one for Christmas with some of my red and green burlap...thanks so much for this cute idea!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. This turned out really cute! Love the idea :)

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  4. I Love your wreath. the little fabric flowers came out so cute. I love what you can do with fabric. Awesome

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  5. What an adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a happy and blessed Labor Day!

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  6. i love your wreath! i featured it on my little blog! ;) im in the process of making my own! thanks for sharing!
    www.moddybee.blogspot.com

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