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Hi, this is Jennifer from Green Door Designs! I am so excited to be posting on Amanda’s blog today. Amanda and I have been friends for years, but since we live a few states away from each other, blogging allows us to keep up with the “daily” lives of each other families! Amanda was gracious enough to post on my blog last week while I was on spring break, so I am very happy to return the favor.
I posted my the spring updates to my house a couple of weeks ago and one of the items I showed was a new wreath. I had a teaser, but not tutorial. Today, you get the tutorial!
Spring Burlap Wreath
– foam wreath from hobby lobby
– left over burlap scraps from prior projects
– bundle of green/blue fabric pieces from Hobby Lobby
|wreath and burlap|
|fabric from hobby lobby|
Step 1 – wrap the wreath in burlap
|in process, the back of the wreath|
I found it best to cut into fairly thin strips, and then I just started wrapping. I would hot glue the ends, and then, if the strip was long, in the middle. I would then hot glue when the strip reached the end. If it looked like it wasn’t going to end on the back and would only go half way around, I would just glue it and cut off the excess.
|Wreath wrapped, I just trimmed any of the stray strands that bothered me|
Step 2 – make your accessories/flowers
I made two different things. First, I made one burlap “flower” – I basically cut two sets of petals (folded the burlap in half and then half again and cut the edges in a round fashion) – I determined that wasn’t going to make a great flower so I ended up putting a rosette in the middle – I am actually happy with how my “mess up” worked out.
The rosettes – I cut strips of fabric into 1/2 inch strips.
Some i folded in half before rolling, others I just rolled. I think they kind of turned out the same and both generally required me starting and stopping and starting over again! For the really big one, I glued two strips together before twisting.
|pre-rosette – this one I cut wider and folded in thirds|
Basically I twisted the fabric to make a twisted strand and then started rolling the strand on itself. I would hot glue throughout to keep it together.
Step 3 – attach accessories
|Close up of the flowers – the burlap petals and the rosettes|
I attached the flowers via hot glue to the wreath, just sort of eyeballing how it looked as I added layers.
Step 4 – put on your door!
|On the front door!|
It is done, and I think it looks great! Much better than the sticks I had before that people were getting poked with – LOL. NOTE – I need to put something to keep the wreath from twisting, the flowers are heavy and so it keeps wanting to settle on the bottom vs. staying on the side. I might use some 3M strips to the back of the wreath holder.
Enjoy – the wreath was pretty easy to make – the rosettes took the longest. If you are much more talented at making rosettes than me – it shouldn’t take you as long!