Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Burlap Fall Wreath


I know a lot of you are fans of my Crocheted Fall Wreath, but something about it was rubbing me the wrong way. I think it was the turquoise yarn. I was trying to convince myself that I liked it, but it just didn't mesh well. So I have been thinking about making a new wreath and became inspired by my Yarn Wrapped Letters for Fall. I decided to make a coordinating piece for the front door!

This was actually pretty easy to put together. Here are the materials:


-16" Styrofoam wreath
- Roll of Burlap Banner (purchased at Michaels)
- Hemp Twine
- Berry Garland (also purchased at Michaels)
- Yarn
- Felt in fall colors

First I wrapped the styrofoam wreath with the roll of burlap. I added a dab of hot glue to seal down the first piece and then was able to tightly wrap the burlap around the rest of the wreath with very little glue.

Then I started on the rosettes and leaves. I provide a tutorial for both of those over at my post for my Yarn Wrapped Letters for Fall.

When I had everything laid out and positioned the way I liked it, I started to hot glue the pieces onto the wreath. The berry garland was made up of bendable wire which made it easy to just poke right through the burlap and styrofoam.


Next I made the pennant banner. An easy way to make nice pennant triangles from felt is to just cut a straight line down the corner of the felt sheet, then cut the top at a slight angle.


I hot glued the the hemp twine in the shape of "fall" letters and then glued each felt pennant onto a piece of burlap. Then glued it to a long strand of twine.


Now it was ready to hang!




Do you love it as much as I do?! Stay tuned to for more fall decor on the blog this week!

15 comments:

  1. I really love the banner- so unique!

    --Margo
    http://www.craftpond.com

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  2. So beautiful! The banner is just perfect. Megan

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  3. Gorgeous!
    I really need to find me some burlap in the near future, my front door is begging for a wreath like this...

    Kindly,

    Ilse

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  4. Sarah, this is so pretty! Love flowers and the fall pennant banner! And it matches your letters perfectly!! =)

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  5. Ohh... I love this! I didn't know Michael's had roll's of burlap. I might just have to go buy one to make up my own wreath. I just started following your blog recently, and you have some wonderful ideas.

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  6. I LOVE this! I'm pinning it...and looking for some burlap!

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  7. Gorgeous!!! I am soooo happy I found your blog. Great inspiration :)

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  8. Beautiful! The letters in jute are my favorite, along with the yellow felt flowers. Great job!
    Chrissy @ Everyday with the Jays

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  9. Trop beau....bravo Sarah,j'aime beaucoup
    Bisous

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  10. I love it!!! I love the jute letters, they are my favorite part!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE your wreath!!! So cute!! I am visiting from Shine on Fridays!
    I currently have a link party going and would love for you to stop on over and share this!
    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/09/thursdays-temptation-35-fabulous.html
    Jill

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  12. In love with this! Such a great idea and I love the banner and the colors, this pattern could work so nicely with other holidays/seasons as well.

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  13. Can you believe I have never made a burlap wreath. Love this tutorial!

    Marlene Detierro (Valor Janitorial Services)

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