November 15, 2012

Saw it, Pinned it, Did it: Burlap Wreath

Happy Thursday! I don't know about you , but I am loving the Saw it, Pinned it, Did it link up that Katie and Stephanie are hosting each week...it is just the motivation I need to get some of these Pinterest projects made!


This week I challenged myself to make this beautiful burlap wreath.

Here's what you'll need: a straw wreath (about $3 at Joann's), glue gun, fabric scissors, and two different colors of burlap. You'll need about 3/4 of a yard of each. 

 First, cut a strip of burlap and wrap it around your wreath. 

 I tried skipping this step but quickly realized it's necessary not only to make the wreath look good but also it's easier to glue the burlap squares to the wreath if it's wrapped. So learn from my mistake!

Next, cut your burlap in to 3 and 1/2 inch squares. 

Next, grab a square and wrap it around the bottom of a pen.

This will create a point. Place a glob of hot glue on the point and then stick it to your wreath. 

Then repeat....like a gazillion times. Make sure you place the squares close together so it's super fluffy. 

Halfway through this project Hudson woke up from his nap so I moved everything up to my ironing board so I could stand with him in the moby wrap and keep working. Sophie took it upon herself to "help" out too.

And here is the finished product! It took me about 2 hours to complete the wreath. 

I glued some ribbon on the back to act as a hook.

It looks really cute on the mirror in our living room. 

I'm so happy with how it turned out!
 
Don't forget to link up and check out all the other fun projects!

31 comments:

Pamela said...

OHH my goodness! SUPER cute!! I love it!! Looks so good. Love how the cat was watching you, ha!

Alexa said...

That wreath is too adorable!! Yours looks even better than the original! :)

Married...with a Pup said...

Love it! This has been on my to-do list.

natasha {schue love} said...

Looks awesome!! And its nice that it's neutral for this time of year!

Bridget said...

It looks so good!! Def adding to to my list of things to make!!!

Katie said...

love it girl! I have this pinned too actually! :) need to make!

Leah said...

Love it, I might have to make this one! Especially love that you can keep it up all year around.

Stephanie said...

OMG LOVE! How do you cut your burlap so neatly?! Mine is always jagged and effed up looking!

PS-it took me TWO hours to make a measly burlap ornament using the same technique...I can only IMAGINE how long this wreath would take me lol.

This is gorgeous! THanks again for linking up with us! You dabest. :)

Michelle said...

wow looks great!

Blue Dog Belle said...

Love it!!!!

Kelly B. said...

SO cute! I love it! I also love when kitty "helps" haha.. TJ (my kitty) LOVES to "help" (photobomb)

erin vancura said...

so cute!!! i love this!!

Shayna said...

Aahhh!! Julie I love it! It turned out great!!! Now, I want to make one! HAHA! :)

Charlotte said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

erica said...

That wreath is way too cute! I think I need to make one. xx

Jodie said...

Love it! Love the color choice!!

Amy said...

Wow! Your wreath turned out so cute! Great job. I might have to try this!

Emily said...

oh my goodness this is adorable!! LOVE it!

Brandi said...

Oh my gosh I really love that wreath! Looks great!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I'm impressed! I pin so many things that I have yet to actually do or try.

Just found your blog, it's lovely :)

Linda said...

Beautiful project and looks great on your mirror!

Marianna Dunn said...

oooo I LOVE this! :)

Anonymous said...

This is SO cute!!!!!

Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

Looks awesome, Julie! Love the color combo!

Emily said...

Love this wreath! Great job Momma and impressed you were able to do this with a baby on your hip aka Baby Bjorn!

Tiffany Woodall said...

LOVE IT! This will look gorgeous in my new master suite that we are "establishing" in our home. So glad I found your blog ... can't wait to read more.

Portuguese Prepster said...

looks adorable!

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The Best of Both Worlds said...

That is super cute!

Tiffany said...

Love this!! It turned out great!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said...

You did great! I'll definitely have to try this too.

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