Burlap Changeable Wreath

OK, So I found a really cool paper flower on, no other than Pintrest, (of  course) Loved the look, and the the springyness (new word for ya.)  And thought to myself, it’d be a cool wreath for the front door, which was feel way under loved. I made lots… and lots of them. Could not for the life of me figure out how to string (glue) them together to form a wreath, boo hiss. So I put them up… Then once again on Pintrest.. inspiration struck. How about a Changeable Wreath, (Light dawns) Off to my handily placed Joann’s (right around the corner, less than a mile) where I got the rest of what I thought I needed which was a floral wreath form, 14 inches and 2 rolls of burlap ribbon, 2 1/2 inches wide. This is the first time I ever gotten out of Joann’s for under 20.00, (I’m not counting the fabric I also got, Sorry Honey!)

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The squares I cut out are 6 x 6 inches, Lots bigger than the original tutorial But as I had envisioned a whole wreath, I just went with it.

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Fold into a triangle

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Fold each corner up, to meet the center

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Looks kind of like a bird

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Fold the flap in half, so it points outward, both sides

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More bird like

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Fold the top part of the fold down even with the main part

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This is the part that I found somewhat confusing, Open the folded in half part, and fold down the tip, on the fold mark you just did.

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Hopefully you can see what I did

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Pull together, to meet in the middle, spot of glue on the inmost petals… There is your first petal. Make tons more…

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Glue 5 petals together, I just a line of glue down each side, I glued 3 together then the last 2, and stuck it all together. See Easy Peasy. 🙂

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Spot of glue in the center, add a bead (or not)… rhinestone would be pretty and add some sparkle.

I used newspaper (obviously) but you can use any kind paper you’d like. The first one took a bit of time, but the more I made the faster they went. I could do it while watching T.V so not a brain drain project. Once you get the hang of it. On to the second part of the project.

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Wrap you wreath from with burlap, you could use strips you cut, or the ribbon I got.

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I used regular old straight pins to hold the burlap in place. I’m gonna guess that T pins would have been helpful but I didn’t have any.

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All wrapped

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This part I just kind of winged. I made a loop, then pined down at the bottom of the loop.

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Twist the ribbon make another loop, pin. I do you a couple 3 pins, just to help keep it secure. Pin close to the bottom, the rest of the loops hid the pins

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See the pins at the bottom of the loop

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Keep pinning and looping all the way around.

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Here’s the way I grabbed the ribbon to loop it.

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All done!

To add the flowers I glued one flower to a strip of burlap, (lots of glue… stuck the flower in the center of the glue, then crossed my fingers)  When it all dried, (yay, it worked) I nestled the flowers in where I thought it looked good, wrapped the burlap strip around to the back and used a few pins to hold it all together. Then when I get bored of that look I can change it out.  Now off with you… It’s a beautiful day, Go Create!  Till next time, XOXO

One thought on “Burlap Changeable Wreath

  1. Once upon a time I used to be able to make newspaper PONTIFF hats… Yeah- yeah- I’m going to go to h***… I learned the year the Pope came to Colo for World Youth Day… A completely useless skill… but it sure beats a traditional paper hat! 😉

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