In my quest to leave no space undecorated, meet this new door wreath:
I know I'm biased towards my homemade creations, but I do think this wreath is a total cutie! While a little time consuming, it is a totally doable project. Ready to begin?
burlap (about 1/4 yard)
fabric (about 1/4 yard)
glue gun (yes, I bought one! And it was only $2.99. Not sure why I was holding off on this purchase....)
Cut burlap into long strips, about 2 inches width. Using your glue gun, attach one end of the burlap strip to the foam wreath. Tightly wrap the burlap strip around the foam wreath and use the glue gun to attach the end.
Keep adding burlap strips to the wreath until the wreath is covered.
Make fabric rosettes. I discovered a product called Fat Eights, which is pre-cut quilting pieces that all coordinate with each other.
There are many tutorials online, including one I used in this post. Here is a tutorial within a tutorial!
a. Cut your fabric into a long strip, about 1.5 inch width.
b. Fold strip in half and then in half again. Roll fabric around itself, twisting as you go.
c. Add glue dots to hold fabric in place. You have to be pretty dexterous for this!
The width and length of the fabric strip will determine the size of the fabric rosette.
After making your fabric rosettes, slap a lot of hot glue on the back, press and hold onto the burlap wreath.
Continue to add fabric rosettes in a fun pattern!
To make the wreath holder, I cut out a strip of purple fabric and used fusible interfacing to attach it to a wider strip of burlap. Using a 3 inch strip of fabric, twist to make a small loop. Then run a quick stitch across the stop of the ends of the burlap and fabric to attach together and create a loop (make sure the wreath is inside the loop when you sew it!)
Hang up your wreath and admire! People will feel so welcomed when they stand at your door!!
I made this as a gift for a dear friend, but I may need to make one for myself too!
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