Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Burlap Autumn Wreath

I wanted a new wreath for my front door for Autumn but didn't want to have to buy anything. I randomly looked around my house for things I could use to make a wreath that looked seasonal. I found a hanger, some burlap that my sister in laws used to decorate for my baby shower and some ribbon. I was determined to make something of this! Well, this is what I came up with and I must say that I am very pleased! Especially since I don't have a lot of patience and this only took about 15 minutes! So simple. Even you un-crafty people could make this and do yourself proud!

What you need:
Burlap (or scrap fabric) I would say 1-2 yards
Metal hanger

First undo the hanger at the top and twist the two ends together to make a circle. This will be your wreath form. You can make it as large or small as you would like by just twisting the metal hanger ends together.

Next, cut the burlap into strips. Careful, burlap makes a mess! I suggest doing this on a table, not on your couch like I did. I had to change my clothes afterwards because I felt itchy. They can be as thick and long as you would like but I made mine about 2 - 2 1/2 inches wide and about 10 inches long. They need to be long enough that you can tie them around the hanger.

Tie each piece of your cut burlap around the hanger. I didn't even knot it. Just keep scrunching the burlap together and the wreath will fill out nicely. Keep doing this until you are satisfied with the amount of burlap on your wreath.

Next, tie your ribbon on and put it on your door! There you have it!

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