Sunday, March 16, 2014

My first ever burlap wreath.

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Last year I painted our boring black front door bright turquoise, and it was love in first sight... But ever since I did it, I wanted to make one of those cute burlap wreaths that you see all over the web.

This week I finally bit the bullet... Now I just grossed myself out imagining a burlap bullet in my teeth... Yuck. But anyway, here it is:

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This wreath cost me about $10. I only needed to buy three things:

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Guess, whose kitchen table is in desperate need of refinishing? I temporally lost my craft area due to remodeling of the guest room (where I permanently occupy a closet with my sewing machine), so I had to use our kitchen table to the dismay of the rest of the family - oh, who am I kidding? The boys would eat on the couch in the living room rather than at the table any day. I digress...

So I only needed to buy three things - a 10 ft roll of burlap (got it from Michaels for about $5 after 40% coupon), a metal form (ab. $3.50) and a big MDF letter that came from Hobby Lobby (on sale for only $1.50). All the rest of the stuff I needed, I already had on hand.

So, first I primed the letter, painted it white and taped to create stripes:

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I then used some leftover spray paint in forest green. While the paint was drying, I made the actual wreath. I'm not going to post a tutorial because, honestly, there are hundreds of them online, and it really is a 15-minute project, very easy to make. Two warnings though: first, is that 10 feet of burlap was BARELY enough to cover the form. Next time I would get some extra just in case. Second is that if you have allergies, especially to dust, be sure to borrow a heavy-duty gas mask from somebody (dead-serious here!) because the burlap lint stuff will be EVERYWHERE and you are guaranteed to sneeze for the rest of the day. It's not my first time to work with burlap (I even made the stockings out of it) but it was for sure the messiest.

To "fancify" (is it even a word??) the finished product a bit, I added fabric flowers made from some scrap fabric:

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I think, from the beginning to the end, it only took me about an hour (minus the drying of the paint).

Ta-da... Why did I wait for so long??? I do love our front door even more right now. Thank you for stopping by :)

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I shared this project with these awesome parties:

By Stephanie Lynn     I should be mopping the floor     Uncommon Designs     Ginger Snap Crafts
Family Home and Life     DIY Show Off      Love Bakes Good Cakes    The Shabby Nest  
The Chick on a Shoestring Decorating      The Mandatory Mooch    Natasha in Oz   Thrifty Decor Chick

39 comments:

  1. Lovely wreath. Wondering what the "S" stands for and how you fixed it
    Carolx

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    1. Oh, it stands for our very Irish last name :)

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    2. And I just tied it up to a metal frame with a piece of ribbon. Very simple :)

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  2. Wow! Its amazingly simple to make, but its lovely on your front door. It does add a welcoming touch to the door - which colour I love!

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    1. Thank you for you kind words, Mareeyah :)

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  3. Looks gorgeous!!

    I love the burlap ruffles and the striped "S" is stunning.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Enie! You are so sweet :)

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  4. An impressive project especially if it only took an hour. Do you think all of that will hold up well in the weather?

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    1. We'll see, I guess! :) My Halloween wreath did just fine but I will probably remove it if there is gonna be a huge storm or snow (no, please, no...)

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  5. Nice, Lena! I love burlap! I really like the color of your front door too- so cheerful! Great job on the wreath project!

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  6. Very pretty!! You did a great job!!

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  7. It's beautiful Lena !!!
    I've ordered some burlap for a project - a wreath being one of them !
    XOX

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    1. Oh, I can't wait to see what you will come up with :)

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  8. Super! I love it! Very professional looking. Are you taking orders??

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  9. Very cute. You sure make it look easy, even to design-challenged people like myself! Love it.

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    1. Oh, it really was easy! The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry... Seriously :)

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  10. This is so cute!! You are a burlap wreath PRO!!! Thanks for sharing at our Monday Funday Link Party!! :)

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  11. Awesome - I am feeling tempted.

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    1. Get some burlap and come over. I'll be happy to help you :)

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  12. Your wreath is fantastic Lena~ I have never worked with burlap before, I only use it to cover my roses with, but your wreath is so cute I might have to make one:) I would like to invite you to share your burlap wreath on The Four Seasons Blog Hop~ It starts on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm. Stop by Turnips 2 Tangerines:) Hope to see you there~ Lynn~

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    1. I should! It really is so easy! And I definitely will enter :)

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  13. That is awesome..... Thank you for showing us how.... I would love to make one, one of these days...Lisa

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    1. It's easier than it might look :)...

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  14. LOVE IT! Great job! I've made one myself last year and just love the look of burlap wreaths! Absolutely LOVE your monogram in the middle, too! :-)

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  15. I might have just discovered my new back door wreath. I have burlap (two 10 ft rolls) the form and an initial that's already been painted...Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. such a cute project! I am a burlap lover, and always will be

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  17. That is super cute! I'm going to dry this. So easy too.

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  18. Beautiful! Great way to welcome spring!

    We would love for you to come and link up at Your Designs This Time, Mondays 8:00am EST.
    http://www.elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  19. What a gorgeous wreath-what a welcoming way to welcome your visitors. You are very clever!

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could link up your post to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday party. It has just started and this would be a great addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  20. Love burlap wreaths! So cute!

    We would love for you to come and link up with us at Your Designs This Time, Mondays 8:00am EST. htttp://www.elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  21. very beautiful!! all the colors and materials work so perfectly! thank you lena for inspiring!

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  22. Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party! I've just shared this on Google+ and Pinterest.

    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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