Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Burlap and Vintage Button Wreath

This wreath inspired me...


...so I decided to make my own!  With my own, personal twist of course!

And here is my finished product, now hanging proudly above our Master Room bed.  *smiles*  
(Walls are painted Silver Plate from Sherwin Williams._

Here's what I used/you need...

5 inch strips of burlap (Aprox. 3 yrd. depending on wreath size.)
Hot glue and glue gun
Scrap material in the color of your choice
Extra burlap
Vintage buttons
Chalkboard bunting
Lots of patients and strong hands!

To make...
Cut out circle, after circle, after circle, in various sizes using your burlap and material.  Hot glue circles together.  Hot glue buttons in the center.
(Instead of counting, I eye-balled, placing the completed flowers on the wreath without gluing them.)

Cut burlap into 5 inch strips - or use some of that amazing burlap ribbon!  

Wrap the burlap strips around the wreath, hot gluing occasionally to keep in place.

After all of your flowers have dried, hot glue them onto your wreath!  
It worked best for me to lay out the flowers on the wreath before I glued, 
to get a balance of colors and sizes!  *grins*

Use twine to string your bunting, and then hot glue to the back of the wreath.  I also used twine and hot glue to create a hanger on the back.

Honestly, the hardest part about making this is the cutting, and cutting out of the circle flowers!
Instead of "Luv" you could place your initials "A + B" or "Joy" or any other word you wish!

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