DIY Tutorial: Burlap Wreath

Monday, January 9, 2012

Here's a super cute and super easy diy project from Jen of Scissors & Spatulas! Not sure how I came across her site, but thank goodness I did... She has great crafts and lots of tutorials. FUN! I especially like this welcome wreath she put together for a baby shower. Adorable! I'll have another tutorial from Jen later this afternoon. Yippee. Happy Monday!

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From Jen... I made pink and blue tissue pom poms to match the paper products I had bought. They had a pre-made banner to match also, but me being me was up for the challenge of a DIY banner, of course! But then I got to thinking, "If I'm going to put the effort into making this thing, why not make something she can use again?" And so I decided to make a wreath instead. Then she could hang it on her door when the baby arrives.

Materials Needed:

Burlap
Pink linen
Hay wreath
Scrapbook paper
Ribbon

Step-by-Step Instructions:1. I cut the burlap into strips about 2-3 inches thick.
2. I wrapped the burlap strips around the wreath using hot glue to secure the fabric on the back side of the wreath.
3. I used my Cricut to cut two different size triangles and letters for the banner. {I used the Basic Shapes cartridge for the triangles and the Cuttin' Up font cartridge.}
4. I layered the cut pieces {large ivory triangle, smaller print triangle then letters} and used an adhesive pen to stick them together. These are my pennants which read "baby girl."
5. I measured and cut two pieces of grosgrain ribbon slightly larger than the diameter of the wreath. I stretched the ribbons across the wreath and wrapped the excess ribbon around the backside.
6. I secured the ribbons with hot glue on the back side of the wreath.
7. I then used a hot glue gun to attach the pennants to the ribbon.
8. Next I made some rosettes out of burlap and pink linen. I started by cutting the fabric into three inch strips. Then I twisted the fabric somewhat tightly and began wrapping around and around in a spiral fashion, securing with hot glue on the under side every other circle.
9. To finish the rosette, I tucked the end of the fabric on the back side and secured with hot glue.
10. For the center of the burlap flowers, I rolled thin blue silk ribbon tightly and secured the end with hot glue.
11. I placed the flowers around the wreath and added some triangles from the scrapbook paper to mimic the pennants.



Tutorial & Photography: Jen of Scissors & Spatulas

1 comment :

The Indie Tot said...

I love burlap ~ this is super cute!