kathleen diy article picAfter 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.)

After peeling through thousands (yes, thousands) of burlap related pins on Pinterest I finally landed on one from skiptomylou.org and decided to put my own spin on it. 

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! 

 

MATERIALS

  

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut long strips to cover the straw wreath.
  2. Pin ends of strips with greening pins.
  3. 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.)
  4. Fold a square of burlap into a half diamond.
  5. Then, fold the half diamond into a little 'rosebud' by bringing the corners together. (See photos.)
  6. Pin the 'rosebud' to the wreath.
  7. Repeat until one full row directly on the front surface of the wreath.
  8. Then repeat twice more for the inner row and outer rows.
  9. You will be doing 3 rows in total.
  10. Add ribbon and seasonal accents with PINS, NOT GLUE! 

 

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