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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Burlap Wreath

   This week I made this cute burlap wreath.  I like things rustic and country looking and this looks great in my barn wood entry way or on my front door.  It's very easy to make and pretty inexpensive.
Supplies Needed:
1 straw wreath
Hot Glue and glue gun
Ribbon or strip of material
Rotary cutter and matt
Or just use scissors

Begin by cutting burlap into 5 inch squares.  Your going need lots of squares, you can make the wreath as full as you like.
Heat up hot glue gun and start rolling each square from opposite corners and put a dot of glue to hold it.  Your making burlap tubes.
After you have several tubes made up you can begin gluing them to the wreath, you can make up more tubes as you go along.
After you make it all the way around the wreath gluing on your tubes it's time to go around again. This time I glued them between the cracks of the first ones.
On my third time around I glued the tubes in-between each of the last ones.  This time I curved them to the underside and glued it to the straw wreath to give it a more finished look.  You can continue with as many rows as you like to make it fuller.  I kind of wish I had made mine a little fuller.
Next I took a piece of material and ripped a strip off just big enough to hang my wreath from and to make a bow at the top.  I hot glued the strip of material to the back of the wreath.  You can also use ribbon to do this step.
I tied a ragged looking bow and hot glued it on and now it's ready to hang.   Burlap also comes in different colors.  I think a bright yellow or orange would be cute for fall.

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