What can I say? I'm on a roll! I have been merrily making burlap wreaths for about a week now. I am covered in burlap lint and have several glue gun burns, but I am excited to send out my wreaths and to grace my front door with this one! Burlap Wreath #2!
It's not quite Fall yet, but I feel the cool air and shorter days beginning to grace us. So for a simple and shabby look at my front door, I experimented with combining the idea of the burlap bubble wreath and the burlap rose wreath.
My Pins of Inspiration!
Both blogs have some seriously cute ideas! Visit their sites for more!
1) a wire wreath ($2.99 at Hobby Lobby)
2) Burlap ribbon about 4 inches wide. ($4.99 a roll at Hobby Lobby and I used 2 and 1/2. I also got them 50% off)
3) Glue gun and plenty of glue sticks
5) burlap in different colors such as orange, brown, and cream.( I had left over from my previous wreath and burlap is about $3 a yard and you'd need less than half a yard. I also got the orange burlap from Hobby Lobby but in the ribbon form.)
6) Pearl pins(walmart for 2.77, but I had plenty left from previous wreath)
7) Floral wire
How to bubble:
1) Unroll one of the burlap ribbons and on one end, weave some floral wire in between the fibers. Secure this end to the wire wreath. I started on the outside.
2) Now pull the ribbon over and under, back and forth, between the wires. Push up to keep it tight.
3) Just keep going until you r ribbon ends and then secure this end with more floral wire.
4) repeat 1 thru 3 until the entire wire wreath is covered in burlap bubbles.
You can visit http://somekindoflovelyride.com/2012/05/05/super-easy-burlap-wreath/ for more specific photos and directions.
For the flowers:
1) Visit this tutorial: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/burlap-roses-tutorial . She explains it better than I ever could!
2) Hot glue flowers to wreath and pin the middle with the pearl pins.
For the Bow:
1) Take a piece of the orange burlap and fold ends under, meeting in the middle.
2) Take some twine and wrap int around the center. Hot glue gun in place.
3) Cutting two more orange pieces, hot glue gun underneath and cut the "V" ends.
4) Hot glue the bow to the wreath or secure with floral wire.
This wreath took me an hour total. about 30 minutes to do the bubble part, and another 30 for the roses and bow. Super easy!
Now onto my last wreath! Happy Pinning!