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