I believe it is safe to say that while I definitely enjoy crafting, I enjoy crafting a billion times more when it is easy and painless (the hot glue gun is my enemy). I also feel that a quick project is a great *fix* for my nervous energy on a random weeknight, and it is wiser for me to save the time-consuming projects for the weekend. Otherwise, I tire quickly, and end up leaving half-finished projects strewn about the house until Saturday morning rolls around. That said, I present to you a lovely, simple, and quick project you can do, on your couch, while enjoying your DVRed episodes of The Daily Show & The Colbert Report after work. Or maybe that’s just me.
The Super Easy Burlap Wreath
I am experiencing a burlap phase. I’m having a great time experimenting with burlap, and collecting ideas on Pinterest. I plan to incorporate burlap in my rustic, autumn wedding, so many of these burlap experiments may inspire some wedding decor ideas.
This wreath was oh-so-easy! I was inspired by this version on Top this Top That.
You will need:
~ A wire wreath form
~ Burlap ribbon (I used about 2 and a half rolls of 4″ burlap ribbon from Michael’s)
~ Floral wire
The wreath form pictured above is 12″ in diameter, however I actually ended up using a larger, 22″ form.
To start, weave a piece of floral wire through the end of your burlap ribbon. Attach the ribbon to the frame.
Now, begin to ‘loop’ the burlap through the wreath form. Basically, the idea is to create loops in varying sizes and directions through the rings of the form.
I followed a weaving pattern, from the outside ring through to the inside ring and back out again, creating loops & occasionally ‘squishing’ everything towards the start to create a full look.
When the ribbon ran out, I tied it off using the floral wire and started a new roll. Here I am just over halfway finished and moving on to my final roll of burlap.
It took me about 30 minutes to complete the wreath. There is something about the combination of rustic, natural looking burlap and this cheerful, loopy look that just works so perfectly!
Hope you enjoy!