Friday, October 14, 2011

Burlap Rose Fall Wreath

Has anyone else noticed how Burlap has taken over the craft world?  Who knew right?  I mean--it is seriously the messiest thing known to man to work with.  It's difficult to cut a darn straight line with it.  It really isn't that fun to iron either.  But I guess I'm as crazy as everyone else because I am in LOVE with it!  

So, in about 3 weeks I'm helping head up this BIG Ladies Craft Night--we are calling it Friday Frenzy(Cute no?)--for about 250 women that I go to church with.  We had to come up with some cute and CHEAP ideas for the ladies to want to sign up for and make.  So one of the things I came up with is this Burlap Wreath.  Here's whatcha need to make it:

1 straw wreath with plastic cover still on--I used an 18"
1 yard burlap to cover wreath
2 inch strips of different colors of burlap for roses--# depends on how many roses you want:)
Hot glue gun and glue
Brown paint
paint brush

1. Take your straw wreath and paint the plastic cover that's on it brown.  It doesn't need to be pretty and you don't even have to do the back of it if you don't want to because it's going to be up against a wall--no one will see it!  And it will be all wrapped in Burlap anyway so just do a 2 minute paint job and call it good:)
 2. Next, cut your base burlap into 3 inch strips...I used 8 strips--but i didn't cut it the length of the burlap--I did the short side because it was easier to get a straight line and I'm all about making life easier:)   Now hot glue your burlap to the wreath and start wrapping.  When you use up one strip of burlap--grab another one and just keep wrapping until your entire wreath is wrapped and looks pretty.  Note: I glued just the ends of my burlap to the wreath... (Wish I had a pic of the finished wreath with just burlap--but hopefully you will look at the first pic above and get an idea of what it should look like:)
 3.Burlap roses--Take a 2 inch strip of burlap and add a dob of glue in the middle--fold it over. 
 Like so...

 Start twisting your folded burlap strip like this. This creates a center for your rose...Make it as big or as small as you like:)  Once I have my center--I add another dab of clue to keep it in place.
 Once you have your center and after you've added your dab of glue--you can loosen up the fold--but I like mine to stay folded somewhat.  Just wrap your burlap around.... glueing as you go.  I like the scrappy look of the burlap but if you are not a fan keep your burlap folded and twist a little tighter.
 Once you get it to a size you like, cut off the tail and glue it to the back of the rose.
 Voila!  Now make as many as you want for your wreath!  
4.  I actually pinned my roses onto my wreath first, so I could get an idea of what it looked like.  I moved them around until I was sure I liked how they were positioned, and then I glued! 
 Now take some buttons, or jewels, or whatever other embellishment you want and glue it on!  I actually LOVE the look of these roses by themselves but a little embellishment/bling makes everything better right?  And....

BAAAAMMMM!  This project seriously took me 1 hour to make.  
 Now go buy some burlap(Hobby Lobby has GREAT color selection) and get wrapping and rolling!  I love this wreath because it looks GREAT on my front door AND/OR it looks GREAT on my mantle in my family room--it's awesomely versatile!
If you are interested in coming to our Friday Frenzy on November 4th check our Contact Us Page and email me--I'll send you our sign up sheet that has pictures of all the other fun things we are doing, including the burlap wreath.  The more the merrier!  It's in Colorado so remember to keep that in mind:)  It'll be a rockin' awesome night with a bunch of crazy women and yummy food and glue guns and sewing machines!  



Cute idea! I love this wreath! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Stache Party! I hope you'll come back next month to link up!


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