Burlap is enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity as a crafting fabric these days, isn't it? I've seen some really great examples of burlap wreaths around the web, and thought it was high time I created my own version.
Usually my projects involve upcycling vintage materials, but the only old material in this project is the buttons. The challenge for me this time was avoiding a trip to the craft store. I actually rounded up all of these materials in my home and didn't have to purchase anything new. The wreath form came from a garage sale long ago, and I've been buying burlap ribbon lately, not knowing exactly what I would be using it for until today.
I started removing the plastic wrap from the wreath form and straw began shedding all over, so I decided to leave the plastic alone. Then I began wrapping the wreath form with one of the burlap ribbons until it was covered, securing it with hot glue.
So far I've only spent about five minutes on this project. Next, I wanted to make a couple flowers. I tried removing the wire from the large burlap ribbon and sewing a gathered flower, but it didn't turn out. My "plan B" worked better, which was making loops of ribbon like one would make for a gift package ribbon and hot gluing them together:
For the centers of the flowers, I used one special button or two glued together using my E-6000 craft glue. Then the flowers were glued to the wreath. That's all there was to it!
I'm sure you can think of a variation on this basic idea:
I usually like lots of color, but I can go along with neutrals once in awhile too:
I'd say this wreath is a good one for in between seasons, like right now:
Have you been inspired to try a project with burlap recently? I'd love to hear about it, so leave a comment if you have a moment!