This was my first project for What Would You do with it Wednesday over at The Country Chic Cottage.
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.
Step 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I used my glue gun to hold them together. There must be a better way, but I don’t know what it is! 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!
I’m going to make more of these to put throughout the living room and dining room.