Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fall Burlap Wreath

I am excited to have Meredith from Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home blog here today!  Take it away Meredith: 

Hi everyone, I hope you all had an awesome week! I'm Meredith and I blog at Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home!
I started blogging this past March, so I'd say that makes me fairly new to the wonderful world of blogging! I like to share simple crafts, home decor ideas, recipes, and other easy DIY projects.

I've officially jumped on the burlap train for most of my fall decor this year. I just could not resist after seeing so many wonderful projects floating around the blogosphere. It was Sarah's Fall wreath and Allison's Fall Ruffled Burlap Berry wreath in particular that have inspired my version.
Here's what I rounded up at Michael's to create my...

Ruffled Burlap Wreath

floral pins (the u-shaped kind)
burlap garland
berry garland
felt pumpkins & leaves
styrofoam wreath form (18")
I'm just going to be up front and admit that I had a 12" wreath form in my craft closet. All of these pictures show that size until I realized that it was going to be way too small for my front door. So I ran back out the next day to actually buy one that would work. Luckily I was able to use a coupon and found an 18" flat form at Hobby Lobby.
The first thing you'll want to do is wrap your wreath form with burlap as tightly as you can. I used a floral pin at the beginning and at the end once it was all wrapped.
Now that the wreath form is wrapped you don't have to worry about seeing bright white poking through if you have a gap in your ruffles.
Just start ruffling, bubbling, and pinning around the front side of the wreath.
I was intimidated to start the ruffling step, but once I began it was super easy.
Once you've got the burlap ruffled all the way around the front side, you're ready to begin the fun part--adding the berry garland and the little felt pumpkins and leaves! To add the felt pumpkins, I simply put a dab of hot glue on the backside and attached a floral pin to each of them.
Alright, so I mentioned before that once I finished the first wreath and hung it on the door, I quickly realized that it was sadly too small.
So, I sucked it up and realized I'd have to take apart the small version and grab a bigger wreath form next time I was out and about.
Luckily since I used the floral pins I could just take everything off and reattach it to the larger wreath. It was so easy!
And I can definitely say that I think the larger wreath looks much better.
It screams Fall if you ask me!
{oh my!}
What holiday projects have inspired you this season?
What's your favorite fall decor item of choice this season?
Have an awesome weekend everyone!
Thanks again to Karen for having me over to her place today!

1 comment:

  1. That turned out super cute!!! What a great way to use the burlap. I just did a burlap wreath- it was different. I really like this way better. lol.

    Thanks for sharing! ♥


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