Friday, January 22, 2010

A burlap wreath



Burlap meets velvet...







I first saw the idea of a burlap wreath on Jen's blog at The Candlelit Cottage, who saw this on another blog. I am not sure of which one it was, so if this is your idea, please let me know so I can credit you with this idea! :)


I must admit I always love the wonderful things I see you all doing with burlap and they always look SO cute...the weird thing is though when I would go to the fabric store and look at the burlap, it just didn't seem like "me"...

But when I saw Jen's wreath, I knew I had to try it! It was one of the sweetest wreaths I've seen...

I originally chose velvet ribbon for the bow, but it made too small a bow, so I copied Jen (again) and made one out of some fabric I had on hand. But I had to tie the wreath up and hang it with something, and so the velvet ribbon it was after all! I love the difference of textures...









Now I am looking forward to making another one with a different color of burlap...and it is ever so simple! All you need is a wire coat hanger, burlap and ribbon! I "opened" the hanger and fed the burlap onto the hanger in folds. It was easy, but it did take me some time, and it took about two yards of burlap. Whether this is normal, I don't know! I just went with the flow! I adjusted the burlap folds how I liked them, and reconnected the two ends of the hanger...






Well, that is all for me for now! :) You all have a good night! :)

Blessings,







10 comments:

Linda said...

Looking good...I soooo need to make me one of these beauties!

Blessings,
Linda

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Super cute Jenni-Can't wait to see the other colors you do. I bet you could dye the burlap any color.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

Love,
Me

Southern Belle said...

I must say you have the patience of a saint to sit there threading the burlap through the wire. I love the colors you choose for the wreath and it is really cute! Just curious though what the wreath would it look like if you used a larger width piece of velvet ribbon on the top?

Oh, and have no worries, I will be sure to call you if the Baby arrives. Praying you week is everything it can be and more!

Love ya,
Christine = )

♥ Amy ♥ said...

Thats fantastic!

have a great weekend xxx

jen said...

Thanks Jenni!! Your wreath looks great!! I can't stop making them either. I think I'm going to make them for my friends for Valentines day!!

Ok...your kitchen is looking so darn cute! I was wondering what kind of moulding you used around the bottom of your cabinets. I would like to dress mine up a bit and after seeing your brackets, I'm going to switch mine out for some fancier ones. Good job on everything!! Are you doing it on your own???

Hope your weekend is going good!

Darlene said...

Hi Jenni,

I LOVE your burlap wreath! It turned out sooooo CUTE!

Amber M. said...

Jenni. Absolutey. Darling.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Ohhh, that turned out super cute! I want to make one, but I don't have anywhere to put it.

~ Sarah

Liz said...

That is such a cute wreath! You did a great job on it!

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

Jenny, I love it. Especially with the big fluffy gingham bow! I think I might need to make one too :)