Sunday, October 5, 2014

Burlap Wreath

I've made several of these wreaths over the past couple of years and I just love how they turn out.

I created this one this past summer for a friend's birthday present and several of you have been asking how it was made.  I thought I would take you through it step by step.  It's really quite simple.
I purchased a large roll of this burlap with red stitching around the edges (it also comes in blue stitching), a large metal wreath frame (got mine at Michaels), 3 clip on flowers and a wooden initial.

You start by bunching up the fabric and putting each (approximately 6" bunch through the opening of the metal wreath.  You will notice that the ring has three openings.  You push through each of the 3 slots and then bunch it up against the metal so you can do it another three times.

Continue to do this and make sure that each bunch is extremely tight to the next one.  This is where the work comes in..... pulling and pushing so that the burlap is tight against each other and the metal ring as you don't want it to slip out.

It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.  The more burlap bunches you can squeeze into the ring, the nicer and fuller the wreath looks.

 Love it hanging on her front door! 

1 comment:


Que bonita!!!!!!! bss