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!