Thursday, October 9, 2014

DIY Burlap Wreath

DIY Burlap Wreath - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

I love crafting.  It's one of my favorite hobbies!  And at this time of year, it combines two of my favorite things: projects and holidays.

I think my favorite crafting project I've done so far is this DIY burlap wreath.  I started this wreath last year (I'm notorious for starting and then never finishing a project - please tell me I'm not alone here!).  It was based off of this one I found on Pinterest from SAS Interiors.

Then, when I saw Andrea post the same burlap wreath (but decorated for Halloween) on her blog Momfessionals a few weeks ago, it inspired me to actually finish mine. 

So I made my burlap wreath exactly like theirs, but I did come up with how to decorate it on my own.  ;)

Here are the materials I used for my take on this burlap wreath:

Burlap (2.5-3 yards)
Wire coat hanger
Wire cutter and pliers
Scrap burlap in fall colors (for the leaves)
Burlap ribbon (for the bow)
Fabric scissors
Sharpie
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Yarn sewing needle
Safety pins
Jute and/or Yarn

1.  I followed Andrea's directions that she posted here to make the wreath.  My only changes were that I cut the burlap 3 inches wide instead of 4, and I only used 1 coat hanger.  You could use burlap ribbon if you want a more clean cut look.  Personally, I like the fly-aways!

DIY Burlap Wreath - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

As you can see, my wreath is two different colors.  A happy accident, maybe?  I ran out of brown burlap, but I had some white that was leftover from another project.  So I just finished it off with the white.  I mean, I did it on purpose...color blocking, you know...;)  

DIY Burlap Wreath - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

2.  For the leaves, I drew the leaves free hand on the colored burlap with a Sharpie and cut them out.  You could also trace an actual leaf if you need a stencil.

Then, I pulled out a string from the edge of the larger piece of the scrap burlap and used that as my thread to stitch in the veins for the leaves.

3.  For the bow, I used orange burlap ribbon and followed these directions by Shanty 2 Chic here.  

DIY Burlap Wreath - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

4.  To attach the leaves and bow to the wreath, I used safety pins because I want to be able to use this burlap wreath for other holidays.  So when fall is over, I'll unpin the leaves and bow.  Then, I can add new Christmas and winter decorations to switch it out for the new holiday season.  A multi-holiday burlap wreath!

DIY Burlap Wreath - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

5.  Finally, I hung it up with jute and yarn in our kitchen - I wanted my burlap wreath to be somewhere where I would see it often throughout the day because I love it so much!

DIY Burlap Wreath - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

This was such a fun project!  I'm looking forward to making the Christmas and winter decorations to go with it once Thanksgiving is over.  And then there's Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and the various patriotic Red, White, and Blue holidays.  And even birthdays too.  :)

Do you have any holiday decorations that work for multiple holidays?  I'd love for you to share!


DIY Burlap Wreath - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

               

I'm linking up with these awesome parties!




This project was featured on:
The Diary of a Real Housewife


40 comments:

  1. This looks so cute! I love how it came out! I have had making a burlap wreath on my to-do list for so long, I need to just get to it!

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    1. You definitely should - it's pretty easy! I'd love to see how yours turns out! Thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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  2. Oh, my friend, you are not alone in the unfinished project thing... I started making stockings last year and did not finish! They are sitting on my sewing table and I'm hoping to finish them this year. Love the wreath and have a great Friday!

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    1. As long as we eventually finish them, right? Haha Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend! -Jess

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  3. cute wreath!! i havent really decorated for fall yet. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. Thanks! I've been crafting so much lately, but I haven't actually decorated the house with them yet. Haha That's on today's to-do list! Thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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  4. I think the two toned burlap is working on your wreath. I'm not sure I could tie such a beautiful bow! Looks great.

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    1. Thank you! I was worried the white was going to look strange, but now I think it gives it a little something special. And...the bow is definitely a cheat (the secret is in the link in the bow section above ;) I wish I could tie a bow that nice too! Haha -Jess

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    1. I wish I could take the credit, but the bow is definitely a cheat (the secret is in the link in the bow section above ;) Haha Maybe someday...I'm sure it's on Pinterest! -Jess

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  6. You all are just too talented! These are darling!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your compliment!!! Thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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  7. Wonderful wreath! I would love to make something like that! It doesn't seem TOOOO hard, either. Maybe I'll do that next weekend.

    Have a great one, girl!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see how yours turns out! Please share it! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend! -Jess

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  8. Absolutely love how this turned out! And the best part is that you will be able to use this every year! Fabulous! :) :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty proud of this project! I just love how it turned out. Looking forward to your link up next week! -Jess

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  9. I love the idea of having a wreath that can be used from season to season. So cute!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad I can use it for multiple holidays too because I love it so much! Thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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  10. Love the burlap wreath...you make it look so easy! Have a great weekend!

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    1. It really is easy! You should try it :) And thank you for the compliment and for stopping by! -Jess

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  11. Love the rustic feel and colors you chose and it works beautifully with the door color!
    I would love if you share it with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2014/10/big-autumn-bash-the-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the invite! I linked up all our fall decor posts :) Thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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  12. Love all your fall crafts! Thanks for sharing them- so inspiring!

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    1. Thank you! I've been on such a crafting kick these last few weeks...it's been so fun! Plus, seeing all these inspiring crafts on DIY blogs...I just had to try some myself! Thanks for visiting our blog! -Jess

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  13. I love this! I'm crazy over burlap!! Thanks for linking up~
    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I kind of, just a little bit went crazy on buying burlap at my last Hobby Lobby trip so I figured I better use it! Haha It's been so fun making all of these projects over the past few weeks! Thanks for hosting the link up! -Jess

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  14. Cute! And great idea to make it adjustable for different seasons.

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    1. Thank you! I love that it can work for other holidays too - because I love it so much! Thanks for hosting the link up! -Jess

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  15. Great job! I like that you'll be able to switch out the adornments to use it for other occasions. Thanks so much for linking up at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. That's my favorite part too! I'm looking forward to making the Christmas "accessory piece" for it soon! Thanks for the hosting! -Jess

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  16. love the shabby rusticness :) you picked some great colors too for the adornments, really pop!

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    1. Thanks! I love bright colors so I couldn't resist :) Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! -Jess

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