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)
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Yarn sewing needle
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!
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...;)
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.
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!
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!
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