Sunday, October 21, 2012

Burlap Wreath Craft Party

This is such a fun fall project!
The best part is getting together
with the girls

Crafting and Laughing
two of my favorite things.
And when you mix that
with Burlap and Apple Cider
you make
a great memory with friends.
Plus, you just might have
a new awesome fall decoration.

Before I show you
the fun design variety
the girls came up with,
let me show you the basic construction.

You'll need heavy wire.
14 guage seems to be the best.

Cut a piece about 38" long.
Twist one end so that
the burlap doesn't slide off.

Cut  9 or 10  4" strips of burlap
from selvedge to selvedge.
Cut along thread line.
You can get 9 strips out of
1 yard of fabric.
The burlap was $2.99 per yard.

Cut off selvedge ends.
Pull off a few threads to have a frayed look.

Pull 4 threads from both sides
of 4" strip.

Keep the threads.
You'll need them later.
You will have 9 or 10 strips
that look like this.

Thread the burlap onto the wire
inserting wire in the middle
and weaving in and out at random lengths.
For example ,
take a couple of 2" stitches
then take a longer 4".
Just mix it up as you go.
The shorter stitches will
help to give you volume in between
your longer folds.
Keep going
until all of your strips are on the wire.

Bend wire
to secure at the top.

Fold 2 long threads back and forth
in random lengths that look like a bow
and tie around wire
placing all around the wreath.

This is the fun part
tying on the threads.
Then you can decide how wild and wooly
you want it to look.
You can cut some threads
and leave some in loops.

Now it's time to make the
"wrist corsage" that will wrap around the top center.

See, you will use a 24" length of burlap about 2-3" wide.
You can make flowers out of sisal rope...

You can make flowers out of ribbon or fabric strips.
Tie a knot in one end.
Start wrapping in a circle.
Then you can start back folding on the turns
to create angles on the flower.
Or keep it simple,
just work in a circular pattern.

Tie your long hanging ribbon on first.
Then tie your flower band on top.

Look what my creative friends came up with!

I love that each wreath
has it's own personality
just like my sweet friends and family!

Have a great week,

Link Parties:

Monday:           DIY Showoff
                        I Should be Mopping the Floor
                        BoogieBoard Cottage
                        Keeping it Simple
                        Between Naps on the Porch

Tuesday:         Coastal Charm
                        My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
                        Cozy Little House
                        Home Stories A to Z
                        Elizabeth & Co.
                        Lil Luna

Wednesday:    Savvy Southern Style
                        DIY Showoff Fall Festival

Thursday:        Beyond the Picket Fence
                        The 36th Avenue
                        Stone Gable
                        House of Hepworths
                        Embracing Change
                        A Delightsome Life
                        The Shabby Creek Cottage
                        Joyful Homemaking

Friday:             At the Picket Fence
                        Common Ground
                        Blissful Bucket List

Saturday:        Funky Junk Interiors
                        Tatertots & Jello
                        It's Overflowing

Sunday:          Submarine Sunday



Artsy VaVa said...

That looks like so much fun! Love how the wreath turned out!!!

The Checkered Apple said...

What a fun craft day! It looks like everyone was having a great time. And the wreaths are all cute too!

Linda said...

What fun!! Love how they all turned out!!

Kristi said...

Love it, so much different than the one I just made, I may have to make another.

Susie said...

That looks like fun! They are so cute too! I am stopping by from I should be mopping the floor blog hop!

Anonymous said...

These look great, Deb! And it looks like so much fun! I am sure everyone had a great time and they turned out wonderfully.


Connie said...

I love, love, love this wreath and thank you so much for the tutorial.
I have been meandering through some of your posts and they are full of charm and loveliness.
I found you through mutual followers and I hope that you will become a mutual follower, too.
Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

Anonymous said...


I am your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. :)

Looking forward to more posts,

Anonymous said...

Lovely burlap wreath! I would LOVE for you to share this wreath at my Submarine Sunday link party!

T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty

MLourdes said...

What a creative idea to spend fun time with your girls... I love your Burlap Wreath. Thanks for sharing.

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

I love this! So cute! I'm hosting a SHOW-case Craft Showcase if you would like to be a part of! :)

Kathy Penney said...

Looks great! I have a craft party group I go to once a month. Looks like you guys have as much fun as we do. :-)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Looks like such fun and the wreaths look awesome!

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

Hello! Thank you for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :) I host it every weekend so I hope you return to post more of your great things!

Have a great week!


Margo said...

What pretty wreaths! Thanks for linking up to last week, we'd love to have you back!