17 September 2011

DIY Burlap Wreath

Pinterest got to me again...I LOVE PINTEREST, have I mentioned that lately?  If you're not on there, you need to be, and if you are on there, follow me and more than likely, I'll follow you back

I've been wanting to do something razorback/hog (ARKANSAS) related on a wreath ever since football season started, so a few weeks ago, I searched all over pinterest for DIY wreath ideas.  When I saw this on pinterest, I knew I had to do it because I have some burlap left over from who knows what.

So off to Hobby Lobby I went. 

My supplies consisted of:
*styrofoam wreath - I got 18" I believe.
*wooden letters
*black spray paint
*red paint
*wooden rod thingy (gah, what are those called??)
*leftover burlap (I used about 2 yards?)
*balled pins (found in sewing section)
*hot glue gun

I followed directions mainly from here - Today's Fabulous Finds blog.  But long story short, this is what I did:

1.  Spray painted my letters black.
2.  Cut my burlap in about 4"x4" squares.  I would estimate I ended up using about 180-200 squares for this 18" wreath. 
3.  The bubbling is demonstrated in the blog I mentioned I above, but I just kind of worked with it and found something that worked for me.  Just bubble up each square and pin into the styrofoam.  Some people glue, but I think I would stab my eyes out if I had to do it that way - pins are the way to go!  I didn't put burlap bubbles on the back or really much on the top.  This wreath is meant to be seen far away :)

4.  Half way through, I hot glued the rod thingy on top of the wreath in the middle, so the letters would have something to stand on.  I did burlap bubbles around it.

5.  Once I finished the burlap, and finished painting my letters how I wanted them to be, it was time to glue the letters on.  I figured out where I wanted them to go, and then started with the O and glued it to the rod (I actually glued little cushion thingys underneath so it would stand out further.  Then went to the G, and then glued the H and S on the bubbles and a corner of the letter next to it.  Let it dry for an hour or two.

6.  Go hang it up and be excited you accomplished something cute, simple, and crafty!

I plan on probably doing a halloween one soon with black or orange burlap, I think that would be cute!  Fall wreaths would be perfect for this as well.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!

Oh and...



Kim said...

I was googling around looking for awesome wreath ideas and saw burlap bubbles around and thought it would be awesome for our wreath--then stumbled to your DIY! I'm from Fayetteville! Great Arkansans think alike, eh?

Do you know about Arkansas Women bloggers? It's a great group you should check out!

JanT said...

It's called a dowel.