Thursday, June 30, 2011

Square Burlap Wreath

I've been wanting to change my door decoration from springy to summery.  And with Independence Day coming knew I wanted something patriotic but wanted something that I could quickly change out when the holiday was over.  What better thing then a burlap wreath!  I had just enough leftover burlap from this. 
Now I looked at the Dollar Tree and Dollar General for a wreath but couldn't find was either a really small foam circle or a wicker circle...neither was what I'd hope for. 
So I dug in a box bound for Goodwill and found these.....
....don't remember what they're for or why I had them but with a little glue it made the perfect square, well more of a rectangle!
And away I went!

wreath form of choice
hot glue gun
needle & thread
fabrics of choice
embellishments of choice
mod podge
(I had all of this on hand so 0 cost for me!)

Laid the wood pieces out to make sure I glued them correctly.

 Hot glued corners.

 Starting at a corner, glued a corner of a burlap strip to wood. And wrapped and wrapped. I used about three strips due to using leftover burlap, it wasn't quite long enough for one strip.

 Finished wrapping.

 Then made some ruffles. I believe they are about 4 inches wide.  I just took needle and thread and made long stitches along the edge.  I tied the thread to the end of the piece of burlap. (photo)

Then just pull thread to make ruffle. Easy as pie! I used 3 ruffles.

 Hot glue ruffles to back of wrapped wood frame.

 And tahdah!! Now I have an interchangeable wreath for my door! So excited!

 So now to decorate!  Took a small strip and made a 'hanger' and glued to the center of the back.

 TIP: when dealing with burlap and hot glue I use this wooden spoon to press on the burlap, saves the fingers!

Then I made 3 medallions with the red pom poms. 1 large and 2 small.

Glued felt to back of medallions and then glued on pins.

Then just pinned on the medallions! But......I think it needs a little something else.........

........welcome Lady Liberty!! Again, visited The Graphics Fairy for this beauty!

 Took a square piece of navy fabric and glued the edges.  Then mod podged Lady Liberty to the front.  Added felt and a pin to the back.

Pinned her on and yes!  LOVE it!!

I'm so excited about this!  I can't wait to make some other embellishments to change it out!!  Don't worry...I'll be showing ya when I do!!

See my Link Parties page for where I'm linking up to!!


Ashley said...

i looks great!!! i love it with the pops of red!!!:)

Lindsay said...

I love it! I love how it's square, interchangable, and that ruffle!!

Whit said...

Wow that is a beautiful wreath! I found you through the Paisley passions linky party and just had to stop by. I am your newest follower and cant wait to check more of your blog out. Come and visit me and say hi and please follow back :)

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

Jamie said...

This is soooooo awesome! What a gorgeous wreath :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That turned out so cute! Excellent tip for keeping those fingers blister free.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This is such a cool idea! I love that you can change it up. You did such a good job

Ashley said...

thanks so much for linking to "Tell me Tueday!"

jess@balancing the dream said...

Great tutorial!! I love using burlap!!!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

This is fabulous Jennifer! I absolutely love it :D

c.w.frosting said...

love that it's square! great job! visiting from the hazel & honeysuckle feature =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting