Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ruffled Burlap Wreath :: Valentine's Day Craftiness


In the spirit of all things Valentine, I thought I'd take a minute to share with you all this pretty little wreath I whipped up to add just a hint of red to our otherwise run-of-the-mill February decor. The great thing about this tutorial is that you can really choose whichever color burlap you're in the mood for- so if you're looking for something a little less punch-y and a bit more versatile, feel free to make this wreath using one of the more neutral colored burlap pieces! 


I promise you this wreath is super simple and will only take an hour to an hour and a half of your time from start to finish! Unless you're like me and have to spend extra time chasing down your Toddler who repeatedly runs off with the burlap, the scissors, the cut squares, etc. 

Start by cutting your burlap into long strips. Ideally, you'll want your strips to be at least 5 inches wide. Never one to measure, I eyeballed the width and went to cutting. Once you have your strips laid out, you can begin cutting your individual squares. I found it easiest to layer two pieces of burlap strips together and cut my squares that way.

Aim for squares that are at least 5"x5". 

Once you have a pretty little stack of squares, the fun part begins! 


1. Fold your square into fourths. You know, into "half and half again."


2. Round the edges of your square so that they'll gather into a pretty rosette-type form.


3. Gather (or bunch) your square together to create that pretty rosette form and begin pinning down to your wreath. Be sure to pin at the fold of the fabric. Note, if you so choose, you can wrap your wreath with a few strips of burlap prior to starting, although it's not necessary. The pins are "full" enough that once against a wall (or door!) you aren't able to see the back of the wreath.


5. Keep pinning.


5. Continue to pin your gathered ruffles around the wreath. As your wreath fills in, you'll need to step back and fill in gaps/even out the sides. Once complete, go ahead and pin your chosen ribbon or lace to the back of the wreath and hang! 


Feel free to email me with any questions at iloveyoumorethancarrots (at) gmail (dot) com and if you decide to bust out this wreath, be sure to come back and let me know! 

Happy Crafting and Happy Valentine's Day, Loyals!












20 comments :

  1. I LOVE THIS!
    I think that you should make stuff and sell it!!! I may want to buy from you when we move!
    XOXOXO

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  2. I love it!! I am definitely going to try it as I have a bunch of burlap. Love the red too!

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  3. I really love this wreath! So bright and cheery!

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  4. It looks fantastic! I'm definitely pinning this so that I can make one for next year. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That wreath is gorgeous! I had no clue they made red burlap either. Great tutorial im going to try and make an easter one.

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  6. Love! I want to cover everything in red ruffled burlap now!!
    ps. my hubby just told me I need to tone down the ruffles and flowers in our home... hmm...

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  7. This looks awesome! It's a shame Valentines is now over....but I'm going to save this one for next year! LOVE IT! I might have to do this in neutral burlap to hang up for this inbetween season! GOOD GOING MARTHA!!!!

    xoxox

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  8. It looks so pretty hanging on your cabinet!!! I'm starting my spring one ASAP! :o)

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  9. i love this! so much so that i'm going to add it into my "wreaths that i swear i'll make, buy the supplies for, but never get around to" file! :)

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  10. LOVE IT. I wonder how it would look with different colors of burlap, instead of just one? Not sure.. I might just stick with the monochromatic theme. I seriously love it. Oh, and guess what, I also love your nailpolish. surprise surprise. Happy V-Day! Hope you liked your card!

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  11. Ahhhh I just love this. You are so crafty! I am so impressed...now I'm just gonna need you to come up with an Easter craft :) :) Happy Valentine's Day, lovely girl!

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  12. Thanks for another adorable tutorial. The way you explained it makes it seem like even someone like me, born without the slightest bit of craftiness, could attempt this with some success. LOVE it!

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  13. Very cute! I may have to try a different color for a spring wreath!

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  14. There you go again making me want to be crafty! Looks great, AP!

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  15. So festive! I always wondered what one might do with colored burlap.. :) perfect!

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  16. I love this but I always struggle to find burlap when I'm at Hobby Lobby, Micheal's, etc. What part of the store do you usually find it in?

    I made a wreath similar to this with felt, but I like the burlap look so much more :)

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  17. I am going to try this with different colored burlap. Approx how many squares does it take to fill it?

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