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Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Burlap Wreath Tutorial

There are two things that I have been obsessed with lately: wreaths & burlap. It doesn't help that there are a ton of D.I.Y. wreath ideas on Pinterest. If you were paying attention, you might've already seen this beauty when I revealed the exterior paint job we did on our home. This is the first wreath I'd ever made and I was really pleased with the way it turned out. I also made it easy to change it up a bit so that it will continue to work for each season. Read on for a tutorial on how to make this easy D.I.Y. {Spring} wreath.

Items Needed:

  • Foam Wreath Form
  • Burlap 
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Wooden Letter
  • Paint

So the first thing I did was paint! My wreath form was white and I felt like it would be noticeable under the burlap so I painted it the same color as the letter {which I also painted} you see in the pictures above and below. I chose this color because it is the same color as my home and it also matched the print on the burlap. 

Once the paint was dry, I wrapped the wreath form in burlap and used a hot glue gun to secure it into place. I also hot glued the letter onto the wreath form. I was a bit concerned in the beginning if the letter would hold up to the elements, but I'm happy to say that several months later, it is still firmly in place. 

Next, I stripped the rubber coating from my artificial flowers with a pair of pliers so that their wires were exposed. I was able to simply poke the wires through the foam form and adjust them to the right heights. When thinking up ideas for this wreath I knew that I wanted to be able to easily change it from a spring wreath to a summer wreath and so on. It was important to me that I be able to use it over and over again. The artificial flowers are easily removable leaving me the ability to add something different for the next season.

When I was finished I had just a little left over burlap and since I didn't want it to go to waste, I tied it in a knot and glued it to the top of the wreath to serve as a bow. 

I'm loving this burlap wreath and I'm looking forward to creating something new with it for the summer months!

Have you ever made a wreath? Share a picture of your wreath with me on my facebook fan page, I'd love to see it! 

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