Monday, January 4, 2010

DIY Burlap Wreath and a tutorial

The Christmas decor is down and it's time to fill in spaces with something for the new year. I had a pine wreath on this mirror for Christmas and liked the way it looked so I wanted to replace it with another wreath. I didn't have what I wanted on hand but I did have burlap. I always have burlap. I have seen wreaths similar to these on blogs so I decided to whip one up for myself!
It's VERY simple- that's why I was capable of making one, so here's how it's done:
1. Get a wire hanger and shape into a circle. If your hanger you find is anything like mine was, this is easier said than done.




2. Cut 4-6 inch strips. I started with 6" but decided I liked the 4" better. I used about 5 strips that were about 3 feet long.




3. Poke hanger through burlap in about 3"folds and scrunch down.




4. Keep poking and scrunching, poking and scrunching... and poking and scrunching. Then just when you think you might be done you most likely need to poke and scrunch just a little more! I then hung with my favorite Ballard Designs check ribbon.

I am linking this to Kimbas DIY day. Check out the other DIY projects!
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67 comments:

  1. That looks so great! And so easy too!

    Hannah

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  2. Very cute! I have some left over burlap too...

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  3. LOVE, love, love it! I've got burlap scraps... thanks for an addition to my project list. :-)

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  4. Really Really cute! I will put that on my to-do list! Very adorable!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  5. I have been very hesitant to get on the burlap bandwagon but I might be sofening after seeing your wreath, I really like it.

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  6. Oh I love this - It's gorgeous! Great idea - Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. I love this! I just bought some burlap yesterday and I know that I will end up with some extra! I can't wait to try this...
    Bethany @ Happy By Design

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  8. Totally Cute I love burlap!

    I can't wait to try this

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  9. That is so stinkin' cute!!!!

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  10. I adore this and am putting it on my list to do - TOMORROW. Thanks for sharing it with us all.
    I love it so much I posted about it for more people to see.
    tammy

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  11. This is a really precious wreath! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

    Many Blessings. ~Melissa :)

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  12. This is really darling. I love burlap but never thought about making it into a wreath. Too cute.

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  13. Love this, thank you for sharing! I think I'm going to make one for Valentine's Day with a red ribbon. I was looking for something festive and this is a great one.
    ~Michelle

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  14. This is so cute. I'm gonna make one for moi!

    Rhonda

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  15. Darn cute and sassy! Oh and don't forget pretty darn easy. Love it!

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  16. What a great idea!!!! I love it!!!

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  17. Oh goodness, this is so cute! Thank you for including the tutorial! I will need to try this!
    - Trish

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  18. I bet you've started the next wreath craze! I'm definitely going to make one (at least one) for myself. Things were looking a little sad around here with all the Christmas pretties packed away. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  19. I did this today and posted with a link back to you. Thank you!
    ~Michelle

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  20. My home definatly needs one of these beauties. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  21. That is brilliant! And something I could possible make!! Love it!

    Amy

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  22. That's awesome! Thanks for sharing the lovely tutorial. I think I'll make a valentines one.
    Linda

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  23. Love, love, love it! Do you mind if I feature it on my blog? I'll link back to you of course. :)

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  24. Kara of course I would love for you to feature it! Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I love this idea. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  26. Thanks for the great tutorial. I made one tonight. I used 6 strips of burlap and it still wasn't enough to fill the hanger, so I ended up cutting the hanger with a wire cutter. Fun, free project!

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  27. Stopping over from Funky Junk- I love this wreath!

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  28. I just linked this to my page! I totally love it. I have been looking for wire hanger craft ideas

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  29. Oh my gosh.. at quick glance I thought it was a book page wreath. Now THIS one I could handle. It looks alot less time consuming. Bookmarked! Very well done.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

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  30. I just found this today -- this is awesome!!! Many thanks!

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  31. Love it!! I referenced to it for my post tomorrow - and used a photo - everyone must see this and just how amazingly simple it is! Happy Tuesday!

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  32. Great wreath. This is a must try! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. This is GREAT!!!! I am going to have to make a few of these for my house! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  34. Beautiful! Putting it on my "to-do" list. :-) Thanks for the tutorial!

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  35. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your wreath on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  36. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial. Can't wait to make one.

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  37. I saw this first on Craftholics Anonymous & followed her link to yours too. adorable!! TFS!

    here's mine:
    http://nothingbutchatter.blogspot.com/2010/01/2-in-row.html

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  38. Where have I been? This is BRILLIANT! Ok my dear...this is on my list of things to do this week. I hope to post pics of a wreath that is half as adborable as yours.

    Cheers~
    e

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  39. LOVE! I think I'll make this my, "Tomorrow night project"...hopefully mine turns out alright!
    Katie @ andjoyfulinhope.blogspot.com

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  40. This is adorable thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!!

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  41. Just finished mine- LOVE it!
    Thanks for a great and EASY idea!! :)
    Katie @ andjoyfulinhope.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh! Love it! Can't wait to make one for my front door. Thanks for the idea.

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  43. Thank you so much for this idea! I love mine and finally put the pics on my blog this morning!

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  44. Hi...Just wanted you to know that I made my own burlap wreath following your tutorial and I love it. I just blogged about it and linked it up over Funky Junk Interiors. I gave you a great shout out about it. Thanks so much. Amy

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  45. Just finished mine! It looks so cute! Will post a link to my blog once it is up. Thanks for the idea.

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  47. Posted pics at The Potter's Hand. Thanks for the great tutorial.

    http://the-potters-hand.blogspot.com/2010/02/latest-diy-project.html

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  48. also use brown packing paper! It works great!

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  49. I love it, thank you so much for the directions!

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  50. I love the picture of yours. I used exacly one yard of 54" wide chocolate brown burlap cut into 4" strips, which I was very lucky to find on sale yesterday for $4. However, I can't get mine to look as cute. I will keep trying. I think I have to keep twisting the burlap. But definitely a super easy and inexpensive project! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Totally Awesome idea. You win the blue ribbon on this one. Love it and can't wait to make one tomorrow.

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