I have been eyeing this Burlap Rag wreath for sometime now, so I decided to attempt it for myself. I loved it so much I had it be one of the featured crafts at Kreative craft night...it was a huge hit! Here is a simple tutorial on how to make one for yourself.
Step 1: Attain all your materials
Choose the size wreath you desire and buy a wire form, the one featured is a 12inch, but the one on my door is an 18inch (which is a standard wreath size). Have sharp scissors or roller cutter (like a pizza cutter, but for fabric) to cut Burlap into stripes...and of course Burlap, lots of Burlap. For an 18inch wreath you need about 3 yards of Burlap.
Step 2: Cut Burlap
You will want to cut your yards of burlap first into large sections of 12inch wide Burlap and then cut your strips about 1-2 inch thick. For a very full wreath you want 250-260 strips or for just a little less full 165-170 could suffice.
Step 3: Tie up your strips
The wire form is broken up into 4 rows of wire around and then there is a vertical piece that stabalizes them, therefore making little sections- for an 18in wreath form there are 9 sections. So for every little section each row of wire you will want to tie 6-8 strips per row for a very" full" look OR if you do not want to put so much work into it, but still have a good looking wreath you can save a little time and effort and combine the 2 wires in the middle as 1 wire (aka you will only have 3 rows across to tie strips instead of 4). I double knotted each strip, that aided in creating a "fuller" effect.
Step 4: Repeat Repeat Repeat
The wreath is really starting to come together and take shape, then before you know it....Boom!
It is done! Fluff the burlap, add some extra strips to any holes until your happy with it. All in all this takes an hour and a half to accomplish, including all the cutting and tying of the burlap strips.
Step 5: Embellish ... add YOUR flare!
Since it is close to summer time, I chose white sea-stars to embellish my wreath and of course a 'K' for a personal touch (it's the first initial of our last name). What is SOOO great about this wreath is it's versatility. It acts as a blank canvas to fun things you want to put on it- ANYTHING looks good on it- therefore it could stay up all year... just add things to fit the season or holiday. You definitely get the most bang for your buck with this wreath! I am seriously in LOVE with mine! Check out some cute picks from Kreative craft night Here and see this wreath come to life by the women who attended that night!
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