I mentioned during Christmas time that I have never been much of a wreath person. I honestly just didn’t think to hang them as we never did growing up. Well, we bought this house last summer and the previous owners (a wonderful couple with four adorable curly haired kids) always had the prettiest wreaths displayed on the big front door that overlooks a well trafficked highway. I have felt that if I didn’t continue that standard, that I would be letting the reputation of our dear little home down and I just could not live with that. So, a wreath to represent my favorite season just had to be made.
I have always loved the look of burlap wreaths, but the brown just didn’t seem fitting for the brightest season of all. Lo and behold, I found the perfect alternative! Yellow burlap! That paired with the flowers we picked out at Hobby Lobby create a divine spring arrangement.
- Burlap- I bought 15 feet and it was enough to cover half the frame.
- Wire frame
- Fabric Flowers
- a safety pin
As I was trying to learn the best method to fix the burlap onto the frame, I found that the picture tutorials on Pinterest were terribly hard to follow. That may be just me, but give me a woodworking project and all I need is a picture. Throw some fabric at me, and I am completely lost. I don’t know if there are others out there like me, but if there are, I put together a video tutorial for your benefit 🙂 (Please excuse the poor sound quality and the fact that there is no pretty background music like I had originally intended)
If you aren’t a video learner the steps are as follows:
- Secure the burlap to the frame by threading the end through the wires, looping it around to the back, and safety pinning it.
- Then, starting from the outside and working inward, you are going to push the burlap through each of the spaces between the wire and pull until you have about a 2 inch loop.
- Once you reach the center, push the row you just did to bunch it up and get that bubbly look. Then, begin threading the other way: from the inside, out.
- Adjust as you go and keep your loop sizes consistent (so you don’t do what I did, which was looking back to realize my first loops were a lot smaller than the ones I was currently on).
- To end it, just do what you did to begin it and thread it through the wire with a safety pin.
To attach the flowers, I had gotten some with really long stems, which worked in my favor when I realize I had only gotten half the amount of burlap that I needed.
By threading the stems in and out of the wire I was able to cover the space nicely.
Actually, I think it turned out better for it because it may have been a little overcrowded to put the flowers over the burlap.
Thanks for checking out my burlap spring wreath! Let me know if the video tutorial is something I should do in the future. It takes a little more work to put together, but it’s worth it to provide clear instructions, so feedback would be appreciated!