Saturday, March 12, 2011

Burlap Wreath

I am lovin me some crafting lately and since it is March I have St. Patrick on the brain. I was surfing away in the blog world and found this (from Me and My Scraps) and this (from Tatertots and Jello) which is what inspired me to make my very own Burlap wreath.. I think you could do this with just about any holiday. I am thinking a forth of July one would be adorable. But for now I decided to do a green themed one for St. Patrick's day that I can keep up the whole month of March.

These are the supplies you will need:
-Wreath form (I got mine at Michaels for like $3)
-Burlap (I got 2 yards and that was too much so I am sure 1 and 1/2 would be enough. I got this for $2.99 a yard)
-Assorted fabric (I used three different St. Patrick's day or green fabric for mine)
-Buttons (a lot of people just have these laying around but since I am just starting out and still needing to stock up I just got a package at Michaels that had green, brown and tan...which was prefect for mine)
-Hot glue gun
-Something to trace circles from (I used a glass that was 3 in on top and 2 inches on bottom it was perfect for the size circles I wanted)

This is what I did:
- Use a glass or cup and trace your circle
-I made 25 2 inch and 25 3 inch circles with each of the fabrics and burlap (I had some leftover...but better too much than not enough you could probably get away with 15 of each size on each fabric)

-Cut out all your circles

-Using my hot glue gun. I secured layers of circle together. Mixing and matching as I went. Some with burlap on bottom, some of top and some just fabric.

 -I then hot glued the buttons on top. I used one button on some and three on some others to give it a different look I also used different colored buttons (You could also use brads but I liked the button look better)
-Then I laid all of my circle flowers on my work surface so that I could see them all

-Cut a four inch section down the length of your burlap. I cut three strips
-Wrap the burlap strips around the wreath form gluing it at the beginning and at the end to secure it. Make sure to over lap the burlap and pull it tight so the wreath is completely covered. 

-I them just started hot gluing my circle flowers on my wreath form
-I didn't really have a pattern to mine I just made sure like ones weren't right next to each other
-I like it being a bit more random

-Just keep on filling them in here and there until you get a little somethin somethin like this beauty

-I am so excited on how it turned out and I even found the perfect place for it in my living room by a few other Green things :) It would also be cute on the front door

This was such a fun project for me and kept me busy. It was super easy but tracing and cutting out the circles was a bit time consuming. I just traced and cut while me and hubby watched some of our fav TV shows together after little M went to bed. I like to do something while I am watching TV anyway so this was perfect. 

St. Patrick's decor is not the only projects that I have been up to lately. I am also working on Little M's nursery. Yeah I know he is ten months old but since we moved after he was only 2 months old I couldn't decorate before he was born because we were living out of boxes and then he was born and life was turned up side down. Now that I am getting used to the whole multitasking mom thing my goal is to finish all the projects for his room before his first birthday.

Anyway....the picture above is a sneak peak on a little somethin somethin I am working on now.

My burlap wreath is linked up to:

Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. Love your St. Patty's version of the burlap wreath. So cute. Looks like you're up to something fun with that tree. Nice to meet you & thanks for the bloggy visit and comment love :)

  2. Wow! That's an amazing wreath, love all the little touches. :-) Thanks for linking up!

  3. Super cute! You're right; that would be perfect for the 4th of July too! I'm excited to see the completion of the "sneak peek" project!

  4. You are too cute!
    What a fabulous idea!!!! I want to make one now!
    ...Funny you want to come see my house because I am in a "decorating rut" I think my house looks terrible right now!!

  5. So pretty!! I can't imagine how patient you must be to have cut all those circles out. It looks wonderful. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

  6. I know I have already commented but I wanted to make sure you knew how much I was touched by your comment! Thank you for your kind, sweet words.

  7. I love this. So simple and versatile. It is now on my to do list.



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