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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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!!!!!
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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