Thursday, February 2, 2012

DIY Burlap Wreath

Though not really an event piece, more so a home decor piece, however this burlap wreath was so easy to create I hope it inspires you to DIY your own burlap event decor. Goodness knows I die over it!

Super simple and quite affordable. The one thing that kept me from completing this sooner was the fact that my darling fuzzy lover Lancelot seemed to LUUUUUVVVVEEEE the burlap wreath. And, with all my confessing, when using a hot glue gun you cannot actually burn yourself (!!!!!!!!), remember the glue can seep through the burlap and give you second degree burns - dang my serious accident-proneness.

First, get all your supplies together.

The padded wreath and burlap ribbon I purchased at Michael's.
The ribbon I found at Anthropologie.

PS, after Christmas you can score incredible deals at craft stores. Additionally, check your newspaper and more importantly online for weekly coupons! They can really save you money on more expensive craft store purchases.

Then I plugged in the ever scary glue gun and started wrapping the burlap around the wreath. (Before I started to glue I did a test wrap to make sure I would have enough fabric to cover the entire wreath twice.) I did not take off the plastic covering on the wreath because I felt like it stabilized the shape.

Covered Wreath!

I decided to leave the access burlap attached and create a flower out of it, enter-twining the gorgeous thick mustard yarn I had.

He loved it!

At first I was going to possibly wrap the ribbon around the wreath and maybe add the butterflies, but in the end I decided to leave it simple and gorgeous.

Perfect Spring Door Decor!

Have you made a Burlap Wreath?

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