Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Burlap Flower Wreath

Hey everyone! I have been dying To show off the fun wreath I put together yesterday. I ran into Hobby Lobby on Tuesday night for the first time in probably a month (gasp!).

Here is what I walked out of there with.

What you will need:
A medium sized grapevine wreath
An unfinished wooden letter
Chevron Burlap ribbon
5 burlap tulips
craft paint... i used Americana Desert Turquoise
Hot glue gun (not pictured)
Twine (for hanging, also not pictured)

I have to say that I am in complete love with these burlap tulips. 

I have never seen them before and thought I was going to die from excitement. Hobby Lobby has a huge selection of burlap flowers. I WILL be back for more. Believe you me. ;)

I started out by painting my wooden letter. When painting unfinished wood I like to lay out some wax paper to use as a surface. It not only keeps paint off my counter, but it also won't stick to the wood like newspaper will.

Next I plugged in my trusty ole glue gun and played out with the layout while it warmed up. I pulled the sticks out of the tulips and glued everything into place.

I wrapped a piece of twine around the top of the wreath to make a loop for hanging. (Make sure you do this before adding the bow.

I cut off a piece of burlap ribbon (about 15 inches long) and formed it into a bow. All I did was make it into a circle by gluing the ends together... And then I punched the middle together and tied it in place with a piece of twine. I hot glued that to the top of the wreath.

Here is my finished project. All together the material cost me less than $25. (I used a 40% off coupon on the burlap ribbon.) Assembly took me about 15 minutes, not including drying time. 

What do you think? Have you tried any fun projects using burlap flowers?

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1 comment:

Crystal from My Ramblings said...

Cute! I've never seen burlap flowers... obviously, its been a long time since I've been in Hobby Lobby.