Monday, November 8, 2010

Burlap Rosette Wreath



I stumbled on this burlap wreath tutorial the other day and thought it would be a great wreath to get me through the holidays. It's simple and elegant. The burlap makes it a great fall decoration, but I think it could hang on my door straight through Christmas. {if I don't get bored and make something else before then}

Start with a wreath. 
You could use foam, sure. But you'd miss out on the lovely straw mess you see in my pics:)

Cut strips of burlap a few inches wide.

Wrap strips around the wreath, hot gluing the ends, until it's completely covered.

All burlapped up

Take a strip of burlap, and start twisting it and wrapping it around itself, gluing it as you go.


Make a whole bunch.

Attach a ribbon to your wreath for hanging.

Start gluing on your purdy posies.


Just for a little glam, I added some sparkle. Why not, right?
I put some fabric paint glitter on a paintbrush...

...and brushed it onto the rosettes.
It's hard to see it in the photos, but it does add a little something.

Tie a bow and glue it to the hanging ribbon.

I don't have a hook on my door, so I use a staple gun to fasten the ribbon to the top edge of the door. 
It works great. No hook or hole needed. 
When I remove my wreath, there's no trace of what was there.





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13 comments:

Marianne said...

I love your wreath. I might borrow the idea of burlap flowers from you and do something like that for the wreath I made this year. Eventually I will blog about it, hopefully soon. First I just have to find my camera and get the photos transfered to my computer.

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Thanks, Marianne! Can't wait to see yours!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is CUTE! I like the black ribbon with it, and stapling it to the top of the door is so smart.

Robin said...

I love this...burlap is one of my favorite things to decorate and craft with and your wreath is one of my favorite things I've seen with burlap!!!!!
xo
Robin
Thanks bunches for linking~

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Thanks, Robin! It was so easy! LOVE your party...I can never get enough holiday spirit and crafts! {Shh...I'm listening to Christmas music already!} :)

mercedes scott said...

I've seen several renditions on this theme.. but have to admit I really LOVE yours! It looks so very elegant, especially with the black ribbon. Great post and pics!

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Thanks, Mercedes! I'm normally a color girl, but I'm glad I went with neutral for this one:)

Mom2fur said...

That's beautiful, and very unique!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

So pretty! Gotta love burlap:)I love the contrast of the beatiful ribbon! Nice work!

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Thanks, Mom2fur and Krista! I have some burlap leftover, so I'm waiting for inspiration to strike for my next project:)

Susan said...

Absolutely fantastic! Love, love the burlap.

ann @ mylifeasprose said...

love this! what a fabulous idea! :)

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Thank you, Ann:)

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