A couple of weeks ago, I shared a tutorial for these burlap flowers.In an effort of continuity (or because of a week long obsession with burlap?) I also made some burlap pillow covers and this burlap flower wreath:Wanna make your own? Here’s how:
1. Buy a straw wreath.
2. Draw a bunch of flowers with puffy paint on burlap. I think I covered about 1-1.5 yards of burlap with flowers in order to have enough for the wreath. You don’t HAVE TO do this step…but the paint adds some nice color, and provides a “fray barrier” since the cut raw edges of burlap definitely fray!3. When the paint has dried, cut out the flowers. Don’t be perfectionistic about it: I think it is actually better of the cuts are rough and uneven.4. Layer a couple of flowers.5. Poke the center of the flowers into the straw wreath. Don’t be too lazy to run out to the tool-shed for a flat-head screwdriver….pens and pencils are not strong enough to get the job done.6. Depending on how permanent you want your wreath to be, it can be helpful to add a dab of hot glue at the place where you are going to poke the flower into the wreath. (I did not remove the plastic wrap from the wreath intentionally…I figured this would hold the straw–and therefore the fabric–in tighter, and also that it would be less messy.)7. Just keep on keeping on. Layer a couple flowers and poke ’em in. There are no real rules about how to do it, but I started by going around the inside and filling my way out. In areas that looked thinner, I went back and poked in a flower (without doubling them up). When you are finished it should look something like this:In addition to the burlap flowers, I poked in some yellow fabric flowers around one side of the wreath for a bit of variety and a splash more color.Don’t feel obligated to hang your wreath on your door. There are plenty of other places around your home that could use a nice wreath. Mine sits on the entryway table right INSIDE the front door.This button can now be found on my portfolio page: