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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Burlap Wreath with Fabric Flowers Tutorial

This was my first project for What Would You do with it Wednesday over at The Country Chic Cottage.
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I knew I had seen a burlap wreath project somewhere, but I couldn’t remember where.  A little google image search helped me find a tutorial at Where the Heart Is.

Step 1: Find a wire hangar.  Thank goodness my inlaws didn’t completely clean out the basement when they moved.  This is probably the first time I’ve been happy about that.
img_0581Step 2: Shape it into a circle.  I managed to break off the hook on accident.  That shows you how hard the metal was to bend. img_0583
Step 3: Cut burlap into strips.  I used 11 or 12 strips, I think.  I think I figured out that it was over a yard of burlap. img_0584
Step whatever number I’m on now:  Poke the hangar through the burlap, folding as you go.  I did this forever, until it was really full. img_0586
Flowers:  I planned to use parts of this tapestry to make the flowers and add some color.  The tapestry is old, had been cut in half, and had been patched in places.  I wasn’t digging the “palace” so I used that part on my flowers. img_0589
I also cut out some pieces from this matelasse bedspread.  I got it on clearance at Walmart a couple years ago for $25.  I covered two chairs with it, and my dining room chairs, and I had a yard or two left, so I cut off some of the awkward pieces to use for this project. img_0592
I used my glue gun to hold them together.  There must be a better way, but I don’t know what it is! img_0597 I shaped them by folding the circles in half, and then folding them into triangles, kind of.  It’s hard to explain.  I just folded and glued until it looked good!
img_0598I’m going to make more of these to put throughout the living room and dining room.
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Ta-Da!!!!
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11 comments:

  1. Your burlap wreath is so CUTE...thanks for bringing it to my party. Hope you and your family have a wonderful EASTER!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Loving this! I also used coat hangers to create a shamrock/4 leaf clover front door hanger a few weeks ago. I love their possibilities and their price! Thanks for sharing your great burlap idea! Come see me sometime at sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! It turned out so cute. I like the flowers, too. Great job!

    Nancy

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  4. Oh that's awesome! I'm loving all these wreaths posted.. It's a kick in the butt to get another one for my front door!

    Rachelle

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  5. That looks lovely. That's going on my list o' things to do!!!

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  6. That came out really nice. Love the flower!! :) Thanks for linking up. :)

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  7. This is great, and I love that you just use a hanger! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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  9. How Cute and I think I could make one of those.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Barbara

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  10. That is really cute! You're very talented.
    ☺ Celeste

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  11. So pretty! I love all of those ruffles! Thanks so much for linking up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party! It's so fun to see your projects!

    I hope you will come back and link up again!

    XOXO
    Jen

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