Tucker Lover

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How to make a burlap wreath

I have never made a wreath before and I just love how this turned out.  My inspiration was from http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com/
I followed her directions and watch some you tube videos and finally figured out how to do this.
You will need
Burlap ribbon, a wire wreath frame, hot glue gun, scissors and floral wire or pipe cleaners.

This is the ribbon I used.  It is from Michaels and it is 4 inches by 21 feet.  I used 2 of these.  (Alot of people use 6 inch wide, which would give you a bigger ruffle.)

Tie the ribbon onto the frame..(I suggest you tie it on at the vertical wire...that would make more sense)

Then you just tuck through (from the back) into all three slots on the wreath.  Make them as big and fluffy as you want.

Now here's the important part...slide the 3 bundles to the left and hold them tight to cover all the green wire and to make them "flouncy".  Then, turn over your wreath and run a line of hot glue to keep it together.

Then just keep going.  Tuck all three, slide and bunch, then glue...tuck, slide glue...tuck, slide, glue .....til you are done.  Then tie off the burlap in a hidden place when you are done.
I have never made a wreath bow and there are tons of videos on you tube about it.  This one made the most sense to me:

"Burlap bow tutorial by Kelli Wright" on you tube.

Then I just ran some floral wire through the back of then bow and twisted it on to the wire frame.
Helpful hints:
1) The ribbon I bought from Michaels has a finished edge and I like that because it wasn't messy.
2) The green frame shows a little bit.  When you hang it, you can adjust the ribbon to cover it, but I king of wish I would have spray painted it brown first.
3) It takes alot of ribbon.  Use your coupons!
4) use wired ribbon for the bow.  It is "forgiving" and you can make the bow look perfect!

Thanks for looking.  Leave comments below and ask questions if you need to.  I hope I made this easy to understand!


1 comment:

  1. I love the ribbon color you picked - I wish mine was a little darker so it was more fall-y! Happy Wednesday!