DIY Burlap Wreath

If there is one fabric that could sum up Fall for me, it’s burlap.  I love how versatile it is: being used for pillow cases, table runners and wreaths.  It’s rustic feel and earthy smell just scream Fall.  So I thought I’d take advantage of the Fall decor sale at Hobby Lobby and  buy some supplies to make a new DIY burlap wreath for my front door.  The whole thing cost me $12, and was so easy to make that Jayna {my 6 year old} made a second one for my grandma!DIY Burlap Wreath-so easy my 6 year old made one too!What You’ll Need:

a wire wreath form
several rolls of burlap
a roll of colored burlap for the bow
a wooden letter
white paint
floral wire
DIY Burlap Wreath MaterialsYou’ll notice that there are 4 wires in the frame, separating the frame into three different sections.  I’m going to call them “inner,” “middle,” and “outer.”  Start in the “inner” section and tie a knot in the burlap around the innermost wire…it will be hidden, so it’s ok if it’s messy.Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and BowThen, you will push a little of the burlap {the part right next to the knot} through the “inner” section, creating kind of a loop….don’t pull it all the way through.Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and BowHolding the loop in place, take a hold of the long piece of burlap and twist it up against the wire, securing the first loop in place.  Then, push a second loop through the “middle” section, and twist.  Continue with a third loop through the “outer” section, and twist.  The fourth loop will be through the “middle” section again.  Keep alternating the loops through the different sections and twisting once in between each loop.  You’ll quickly see how easy it is, and how you can kind of manipulate the loops and twists to create your wreath.Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and BowIf you run out of burlap…get another roll, tie it off and start again.  The back will be a bit messy, but it won’t show.  When you’ve made it all the way around, lace the end of the rest of the burlap around the wire a couple of times to secure it.  Then, twist the tail and loop it back around and tuck it back through the wire.  Make sure your loop is big enough to hang on a hook or a door hanger.I tied it to the wire, and then just tucked the leftover burlap throughout the back of the wreath, weaving it through the wire as needed.Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and Bow

 The next steps are easy.  Just paint your wooden letter, and wrap floral wire around a couple of parts of it.  Leave the wire long enough that you will be able to wrap it around the wreath, creating a temporary decoration for your wreath.  Then you can switch it out for different seasons and occasions. I used green floral wire, so I just painted over it with my white paint.Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and Bow

For the bow, use your colored burlap and drape about 2 feet over your arm {1}.  Grab ahold of it wherever you want your knot to be {2}.  Pull the back tail of the fabric over your fist and wrist {3}.  Turn your hand to the side, and bring the back piece of fabric {the one you draped over your wrist} under your hand and tuck it through the piece of fabric covering your wrist {4}, creating your second loop.  Pull it through the knot enough that you can easily slide your hand out of the knot {5}.  Then  work the fabric to make the loops the same size, and to make your knot how you’d like it to look {6}.

Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and BowWeave another piece of floral wire through the back of your bow and secure it to your wreath.  Then you can make other bows in other colors to change up the look of your wreath.Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and BowI love how the “R” pops against the color of the wreath and the door!Step by Step Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Burlap Wreath and Bow

The perfect DIY Burlap Wreath for Fall!
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Sunday Scripture: Flood

As I sit here and type this {Saturday night}  there is torrential downpour outside of my window.  I have  been scrolling through pictures, both satirical and scary, of the flooding in Downtown Charleston and all around me.  The internet flickers, the power is finicky and I’m pretty sure my lawn furniture has floated away.

Sunday Scripture: Flood

And I thank God for my secure house and roof, the good drainage system in my neighborhood, and my friends and neighbors who have stayed in contact to make sure we are all right.  God is Good!

Have a blessed {and dry} week!!

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