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September 12th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Fall Burlap Wreath

The onset of fall weather and the smell of apples cooking makes me want to start bringing out my fall decorations. This year, I decided to make my own wreath out of burlap. It was really easy and very customizable, so it can be used year-round.  I love the way it turned out with a couple of fall additions.

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First you need a Metal Wreath Ring. It’s only a couple of dollars and is sold in many different sizes.  You also need a couple spools of wired burlap ribbon, which come in all kinds of patterns, colors, and textures. I used the 2.5 inch x 7 yard spools and went through 2 of them. At our local hobby store they sell 30 foot spools which probably would have been a better option in hindsight…it depends on how many wreaths you want to make. When I looped my burlap I did smaller, tighter loops, so if you like it more loopy then you will want more feet of ribbon.

The first step is to tie the ribbon onto the wreath frame. I looped it through the wire and then tied a knot to hold it. Every time I added a new spool of ribbon I repeated this step.

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The next step is to pull the burlap up through the first space. Pull the burlap through to make a loop. Once you complete a loop, take the end, twist, and do it in the next slat. Once you have finished the first row, weave and loop in the other direction to make a second row. I used this video to help to demonstrate the process.

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You keep this process up until you go all the way around the wreath. At the end, I tied another knot (just like I started), and concealed it under the loops.

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Then I picked up some decorative pumpkins and fall berries on sticks to weave into the wreath, and made a bow with some fall ribbon that I had on hand. I didn’t want to glue anything on the wreath so I can change out the decor for different holidays, but feel free to make yours permanent. I am thinking about adding a painted “R” in the middle at some point for our last name initial.

Here are some other wreath inspirations for you to make one all your own!

 

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May 15th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

DIY Flowers & Crafts

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It’s the perfect time to get out your craft supplies and create some beautiful flower masterpieces! One of the nicest things about flower crafts is that there are so many great materials you can use….fresh flowers, fake flowers, felt, tissue paper, etc. the possibilities are endless! It’s also a great way to bring pops of bright color to your home. Flowers make great home décor, and instead of buying or cutting fresh flowers that will die in a matter of days, using other lasting materials will ensure you can enjoy your floral décor for years to come. We even found these adorable DIY flower invitations (see picture below), which are perfect for any type of spring or summer party. While you’re working on your creations, we also included a few ideas for kids to do alongside you. Let the crafting begin!

 

 

For the kids:

 

Speaking of flowers, what’s your favorite?

 

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