Sunday, September 17, 2017

Chevron Burlap Fall Wreath

I love burlap and chevron so when I saw this burlap ribbon, I "needed" it!  I've had it for a while, but used very little of it on the last project it was used on, which you can see here.

This wreath has had a few different looks so far, but I'm finally happy with how it looks now. 
All the little floral picks, pumpkins, leaves and pine cones that you see on the left of the wreath came from Dollar General.  They added up to about $5.
I bought the straw wreath form at Goodwill several years ago for $2.  I added the orange tulle to it using the "push into the straw" method.  I was planning on making a jack-o-lantern face with it, but didn't care for how the tulle application turned out.  It then sat in my holiday decor closet for another few years until this year when I spotted it way in the back.  I pulled it out.
I grabbed my floral goodies that I got at the dollar store and hot glued them to the sad looking wreath.  NOPE! I still didn't like all!
One week later, I decided to try and salvage this big ole wreath and make it look pretty again.  So, I pulled almost all of the tulle out of the wreath form.  I only left a small amount of it on either side of the floral grouping.
Off to my decor closet I went because I knew I had this burlap ribbon in there somewhere.  Its pretty wide, so I rolled a bit out (I counted out four rows of chevron) and cut a piece off.  I folded that in half and cut it again.  I then folded those pieces in half again and cut those.  The smallest pieces is what I used to finish out my wreath.
I used my crochet hook to push the burlap into the wreath form.  You could also use a phillips screwdriver as well, I've done that before too.  I just found center of my ribbon piece and pushed it into the wreath form until I liked how it looked.
Push down firmly until you like how each piece looks.  If you don't like it, pull it out and try again.  This method is very forgiving.  I kept adding little pieces until I reached the other side.  You can hot glue the pieces on if you feel you need to, but mine stayed in there really well.
Now I like the wreath a lot!  I don't know what it was about the tulle, but it just didn't suit my fancy! lol!  I guess I'm a burlap kinda girl instead of a tulle kind of girl. :)
These little florals are pretty cute for dollar store goodies, that's why I grabbed them up when I saw them.  Stuff goes fast at our dollar store so if you don't grab it when you first see it, it wont be there when you go back.
I really made this to hang on my front door, but its so huge that the door won't shut all the way, so now its hanging in the living room and I love looking at it.

Do you make a new wreath for every season or holiday?  If so, what's your favorite kind to make?

Want to see more of my wreaths?  Click HERE.

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