I thought it would be fun, since burlap is on sale this week, to show you that burlap isn’t just for autumn projects. I know that I sometimes think of it that way. But burlap can be a fun spring or summer material as well.
Don’t you think this wreath has a fun and bright spring/summer feel color to it?
This is actually a fairly easy project to make in less than an hour too. Let’s get started!
White Styrofoam Wreath Form (Mine is 12”)
2” Wired Burlap Ribbon in your choice of colors (You’ll need about 7-8 yards of your base color, white in my case. Then you just need about 15”-16” of the other three colors you plan on using.
Cut a length of one of your wired ribbons to about 15”-16”. Start bending the wire on one side of the ribbon in sort of a zig zag shape. This will ruffle your ribbon slightly.
Scrunch the ruffled piece of ribbon up with your fingers tightly so it forms a sort of rosette shape. I just made mine into a round shape and then pushed all of the folds in toward the middle.
Squeeze a good size pool of hot glue onto your wreath. Then take your rosette and place the center over your pool of hot glue and press it down for about 20 seconds. Be careful not to burn yourself. I used the end of an old pen to hold mine down lol.
Continue to do this with the other two colors or lengths of ribbon you are using.
On the red piece, I decided I wanted it to have a more ragged, shabby looking edge. So I cut the wired pieces off of one side of the ribbon and pull some strands out of the weave like this:
And here are the three completed rosettes after I stuck them to my wreath.
At this point I am well pleased with how the wreath is turning out, but it’s dangerously close to feeling a bit ‘autumnish’ (cause that’s a word). So I decided to add some spring/summer shades of shabby flowers on top of my burlap rosettes with my handy dandy hot glue gun. Then I added my embellishments to the centers.
*Note* I apologize for the quality of this photo. It is slightly blurry and I did not realize that until it was too late.
Make a pretty bow from the leftovers of your base color burlap ribbon and hot glue it to the center top of your wreath.
Ta da! A beautiful an inexpensive burlap summer wreath!
And, you can customize it for autumn too if you really feel the need later 😉
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