I finally finished my fall wreath that I have been planning to do for weeks now. I bought a roll of burlap back in the summer with intentions of getting a head start on my fall decorating, but that didn't happen. I have seen so many beautiful burlap wreaths on Pinterest, and I wanted to add one to my fall decor.
Here is the roll of burlap that I purchased at Michael's.
I planned to use a metal wreath frame, but wasn't loving the way the burlap looked on it. I still had 2 pool noodles that I had also purchased during the summer. So I decided to use that. I taped the noodle together and wrapped it with brown tissue paper, because I didn't want the blue to show through.
The next step was wrap with burlap. After wrapping with burlap, it was smaller than I wanted it. I decided to go with a puffy wreath to make it larger.
I cut strips of burlap about about the width of the inside of the wreath.
. Next, I folded the ends together and wrapped with floral wire.
I didn't take a picture of the next step, but I simply wrapped heavy floral wire twice around the end of each piece. I left about 2 inches sticking out and stuck it in the foam. You can see from the photo below, how much larger it made the wreath. I also stuck a piece of ribbon in there to see if I liked it. :)
The photo below is kind of scary looking, but I wanted to make sure I had my burlap flowers evenly placed around the wreath. Sorry the photos were taken inside, but I had to finish this last night.
Once I had the burlap "flowers" placed on the way I liked them, I filled in the outside edges with burlap. The photo below shows the outside filled in. I also took a few straight pins and pinned down the rough edges of the burlap to give it a smoother look.
Here's a quick little tip.....if you are trying to decide if you want to use rosettes or flowers, toilet tissue makes super fast, beautiful rosettes! :) I quickly made these and stuck them on the wreath to see if I wanted to use rosettes. I do love the white flowers with the burlap, so when spring rolls around all I have to do is change the flowers. Well, make real fabric rosettes that is!
Here is the wreath after I decided to use fall flowers instead of rosettes. This morning I took this photo, but decided it still needed some color.
Here is the finished wreath. I weaved some dark red ribbon through the wreath and stuck a few pieces of fall ribbon in the wreath. I also moved my berry spray to the top.
This was a super easy wreath to make, but this burlap is sure rough on the fingers. It would be better to spread it over a few days instead of one night. I just pinned my flowers on the wreath, so it can be changed seasonally.
I thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I always love hearing from you! Happy Fall, y'all!!