My love affair with burlap continues. Months ago I entered a giveaway to win a wreath just like this.
Of course I didn't win. Surprise, surprise! So, I decided to make my own.
And in case you are as obsessed with burlap as I, here is how you can make your own, too.
For starters, you will need a scissors, about 2 yards of burlap, a foam wreath form
and some of these little pin guys from the floral section of your favorite craft store.
Okay, here we go. Cut a 2 inch strip of burlap and wrap it around the wreath form, hot gluing as you go so it stays in place. (Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, you'll need a hot glue gun, too.)
It should look something like this.
Next, cut about 1,000,000,000 squares of burlap, approximately 2.5 inches. (Yes, this is a slight exaggeration, but not by much... you'll need a TON!)
Then, one by one, you will fold them in half.
And then fold them in half again.
Stick a pin through the corner that has both folds. (The corner shown above.)
I used two folded squares per pin.
Finally, start sticking the pins into the wreath.
Keep sticking, and sticking, and sticking. This should should take about FOREVER. Just when you think you'll never be finished, it will be done! I placed pins on three of the four sides of the wreath so that the side against the door was flat.
I added an ivory bow for a little something extra. You can add whatever you'd like... get creative.
Hope these directions are clear. If you make your own I'd love to see your pictures!
Have a great Wednesday!