After a project for a friend's Bachelorette Party this summer I was left with a whole role of burlap. Personally, I find most burlap crafts cheesy... I'M SORRY, BUT IT'S TRUE! (Though I do like burlap table runners for a neutral, rustic touch.)
The best part about this wreath is that you can switch out the ribbon and accents for any holiday or season... There is NO GLUE involved!
- 150 greening (floral) pins
- Straw Wreath (18")
- Approximatly 2 yards of burlap (I have this one from Amazon.com, but just a general tip... get your burlap from a fabric store and NOT the craft store. It will save you $$$!)
- Ribbon of your desired style and length
- Seasonal accents (I used some left over florals from a flower crown project.)
- Cut long strips to cover the straw wreath.
- Pin ends of strips with greening pins.
- Cut burlap into perfect 4 inch squares -- you will approximately need 120 squares. (I did this sort of haphazardly and in retrospect I wish I would have been a little more scientific.)
- Fold a square of burlap into a half diamond.
- Then, fold the half diamond into a little 'rosebud' by bringing the corners together. (See photos.)
- Pin the 'rosebud' to the wreath.
- Repeat until one full row directly on the front surface of the wreath.
- Then repeat twice more for the inner row and outer rows.
- You will be doing 3 rows in total.
- Add ribbon and seasonal accents with PINS, NOT GLUE!