Crafting a New Wreath

Did you see this fabulous burlap wreath that Jen from Tatertots and Jello featured on January 3rd?

I loved this wreath the instant I saw it and knew that I would make one for myself. Click here for Jen’s excellent tutorial.
I was determined not to buy a thing to make this wreath. I realized that I would not have enough burlap to do my wreath exactly like Jen’s, so I improvised. I used leftover fabrics from past sewing projects along with burlap. I used every last scrap of burlap that I had stashed away! The buttons are extras from clothing purchased over the years. Do you have a bag full of those, too? This was a great way to put them to good use.
This is my version of Jen’s wreath.
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I started the project by making a template out of cardboard for the two circle sizes. I raided my fabric stash to find several fabrics that coordinated. I cut the circles and then glued one on top of the other and finally glued a button on top of that.
I sorted the circles by color to make sure that I evenly distributed them around the wreath form as I glued.
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I cut strips of fabric and wrapped them around a straw wreath form to cover it.
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One area didn’t get covered with fabric, but I didn’t worry about it because I knew I could hide it.
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The last step was to glue the burlap and fabric circle all over the wreath.
Ta-da! All finished!
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I had enough fabric circles left to make a second wreath.
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For now these two wreaths are spicing up my screened porch.
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I’m joining Metamorphosis Monday at Susan’s Between Naps on the Porch, DIY Day at Kimba’s A Soft Place to Land, and Saturday Night Special at Donna’s Funky Junk Interiors. Be sure to visit these three blogs for many inspiring ideas.

Comments

  1. Oh Paula, how cute is that!!???
    Way to go….love them.

    Suzanne

  2. Paula that is so cute. I mean no disrespect to the original blogger, but I like the way you did yours better. The colors are so cute. Another masterpiece from SP.
    Hey I have a ton of unfinished projects around here. Are you going to be in Colorado anythime soon?

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  4. Confessions of a Plate Addict says:

    Is that not the cutest thing! I have a big stash of fabrics in assorted but coordinated colors…what a great way to use them! Love it!…Debbie

  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You did great, Paula!!! 🙂 I am not good at coordinating different fabrics at all. You did a wonderful job. 🙂

  6. Thanks soooo much…I have seen some burlap wreaths…this one is new to me…guess what? I LOVE IT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  7. Jenglamgirl says:

    Totally love it. I did see Jens too! Love your color choice and where you hung them. Way to go. I want to make one too!

  8. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Great wreath- very fun and funky! So unexpected and creative. I love this. It could be done for any season and for many ocassions. Nice tutorial too.
    Thanks for this wonderful post.
    Yvonne

  9. Paula! Great job!!!

    I love your wreaths – they are soooo cute! I have had a few people make their version of the wreath and I am going to do a post about them. Do you mind if I use yours and link back to you?

    Very cute!

    XOXO
    Jen

  10. Amy@TheLemonCottage says:

    Super cute!
    I love how you coordinated the fabrics.
    ~Amy

  11. Beth@The Stories of A to Z says:

    I loved Jen’s and I love yours too! Very cute.

  12. Those look really nice on the red brick Paula.

  13. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen this wreath, How cute. I love that you made one for each side of the door. Stop by if you get the time and see the paper one I made a few posts ago.

  14. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Those are so very cute! Thanks!

  15. You are so talented. You are always doing or making something. How do you do it and teach, too? Oh, to have your energy again!

  16. Stacey @ Fun to Craft says:

    I too loved that wreath. I was excited to see yours in a different color scheme. Still just as cute!! I love all of the different looks you could give it just by the different fabric. Very CUTE!!

  17. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says:

    I came over from Tatertots & Jello. What a cute wreath you made! I love the added fabrics, it gives such a nice & colorful touch! I enjoyed visiting your blog here, have a Blessed Day!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

  18. Devonay@LumpkinAndMe says:

    Love the added fabrics! They really soften up the burlap! Too cute!

  19. Gotta love versatile burlap! Love what you did with it. Your wreaths are adorable! Looks like a lot of work !! I’ll put that at the top of my rainy day list. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa

  20. Julia from findingbeauty@home and BellePapier says:

    So pretty! Love your variation!

  21. Very cute! It helps that your fabric stash included pretty fabrics, too. I really like the one you wrapped the wreath in.

  22. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Your wreath is completely adorable!

  23. Stephanie Lynn says:

    Love the fabrics you used! Adorable!

  24. I *love* your wreaths!!! I just bought some bright & fun fabric to do mine. Can’t wait!!

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