Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Sprucing Up {Burlap Wreath}

I am a little behind in sprucing up our front porch. I have grand designs swimming around my head but I don't know exactly when I'll get the time to bring them all into fruition.
Between my full time job and being a mom and wife I find myself with very little time and much stress.
To de-stress I often find myself crafting in the middle of the night. Such was tonight.
I have been looking at some really sweet burlap wreaths--- well....since last year and had the hankering to make one tonight.
So I gathered some supplies I had on hand:
white burlap
yellow and brown felt
hot glue and glue gun
wooden tag
vinyl letters cut with Cricut or
white ink chalk or sharpie
green paint left over from my bedroom

And I bought the rest at Hobby Lobby (where else right?)
18 inch straw wreath $3.99
Small nest with eggs $3.99
I first cut out along 72 inch strip of burlap about 3 inches wide.
I then wrapped it tight around the wreath to completely cover it. I pinned the strip down while I hot glued the ends. {note: I left the wreath wrapped in its plastic for better handling and so I can re-use it if need be}

 Then I cut out several strips of burlap in the same length but about 5 inches wide.

I then hand stitched a ruffle making sure to double or even triple not the ends so that the ruffle would not unravel.

I then pinned it where I wanted it to go.
Then I made the small felt flowers.

You simply take a square of felt and fold in half then again. Then you just round out the corners. Cut off the pointy end. Dab a bit of glue in the center then again inside the bottom tip.

Continue until you have about 4-5 of these. Then take a smallish square to glue them on by the cut tips. Let them set then fluff them out.

Very simple.



 {sorry about these two crummy pics. It was late and I only had one hand free}
I pinned the flowers on the burlap ruffles then hot glued in place.

I hot glued the nest and underneath I simply tied a ribbon with another yellow flower in the center.

I took my wooden tag and tied a small ribbon through it and hot glued it to the back of the nest.

Finally I took some white cording to hang it from and hung it from my door.

Instant spring :)

What I like is that I can remove the nest later on in the season and plan on putting some starfish for a bit of summer.

How are you sprucing up your front door?

Linking up to the following parties:
Under the Table and Dreaming
At the Picket Fence
Between Naps on the Porch
Dittle Dattle
The Lettered Cottage
Coastal Charm
Delightful Order
Funky Junk Interiors
Making the World Cuter
Skip to My Lou

Momma's Got It Together Weekend Block Party

Would you like to comment?

  1. LOVE your wreath! I shared it on my TT&J FB Page :)


  2. This is so stinkin cute! We have a linky party that starts tomorrow...I really hope you link this up!

  3. This is drop dead GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE IT!!! :o)

  4. I love the big ruffles! I'm wondering what it would look like to ruffle it all over..... hhmmm...I see a wreath project coming up! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing your wreath with us!!

  5. I am in awe at how creative you are!! Your son's room is amazing. I love what you did with the lamp and clock-genius!

  6. Love this wreath! Is there a tutorial on how to make the ruffles somewhere??

  7. I saw your wreath at Under The Table and Dreaming and had to come and take a better look. :) I just love it, great job!

  8. How idea you had here! Hop over and share it at my party...hope to see ya there:)


  9. That's like burlap magic! I don't think combining burlap and ruffles would've ever occurred to me. So cute.

  10. CLASSY!! Love it. This is the second idea using burlap. Thanks for sharing, (running to hobbylobby for burlap)

  11. Ohhh cute wreath! I made a burlap wreath for spring too this year! Love working with burlap!

  12. Thanks for stopping by Maria! Yes it is fun to work with burlap. Before this year I'd never even thought of working with it :)

  13. Cute wreath! I love the nest and eggs and burlap ruffles.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  14. Thanks for stopping by. I will definitely come see you :)

  15. It is so pretty, I love the bleached burlap and the nest is perfect. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Easter. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.


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