Saturday, February 4, 2012

Burlap and Roses Wreath

Last fall I met with my blog friend Debbie, from The Lake House, for a day of shopping.  It was the first time we met in person and we had such a great day, but I didn't know where the Goodwill store was until after we had said our goodbyes.  I stopped for a quick run into another store and there it was, across the parking lot, so I ran in for a quick look around.  That's where I found these goodies, which I don't believe I ever posted.

On the far right is a french bread pan.  I had been wanting one for awhile, and even had one in my cart at Amazon.  It was around $20 there, but I got mine for about $2!  Today's post isn't about the pan though; it's  about that reed wreath.

I knew I wanted to paint it white, but beyond that I wasn't sure which direction I'd go.  If you've been following my Pinterest, you would know I'm smitten with ruffles and flowers.  I had some burlap, but wanted red flowers too.  Funny story that.  I didn't have a red  t-shirt or even a scrap of red fabric.  My youngest son, however, has a bunch of red t-shirts.

I asked him if he had an old red t-shirt that had holes in it that I could have.  He stood up and literally gave me the shirt off his back.  To be sure it had a hole in it, but it was one of his favorites that he only wore around the house.  What a kid!

I zigzagged the edges of the burlap, ran a basting stitch around one edge, pulled it to ruffle it loosely and wrapped it around, then hot glued it it underneath.

I cut strips of the red t-shirt about 1 1/2 inches wide, folded them in half, ran a basting stitch just like the burlap ones, but I pulled these tighter.  After hot gluing them together, I hot glued them to the center of the burlap.

The large single rose was not folded before basting.  I just left the edges raw.  Then I lightly hot glued them all to the wreath.  I wanted to be able to pull them off to change the look, so I just tacked them in one little spot.

Finally I tucked in a few sprigs of berries I picked up at JoAnn's during their Christmas sales.  

Ruffles and addiction is appeased...for now.

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  1. Now that's a great kid! And the wreath looks great!


  2. I love it and that is really cute of him. Great finds too with Debbie!

  3. this is incredibly beautiful! i found you at sunday blog love. great blog you have here! xo

  4. How simple and sweet. I love what everyone is doing with burlap.

  5. What a beautiful wreath! Thank you for the tut. as well. I really love the contrast in textures and colors.

  6. Your wreath is lovely! The flowers are amazing! I'm following on Linky Follower. I look forward to more great ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog, so I could find yours!

  7. I did also follow on GFC.

  8. Wow, Debbie! What a cute wreath! You took it from blah, to ahh!
    I really like those roses. How nice of your son to give you the shirt off his back....

  9. I love the entire wreath! It looks so simple and it is so beautiful! I love the actual wreath form you have...the fullness of it really adds a lot! Where can I find one of those!

    I would love it if you would stop by our first ever Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #1 and link up!

    -Your newest follower!

  10. Hahaha - love the story about your son. That is really sweet!

    The wreath looks lovely! I'll be pinning this for sure. Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

  11. This is a gorgeous wreath. Thanks so much for sharing it! I love the red t-shirt roses and they are so easy to make! :D

  12. Love love this wreath! Simple, but beautiful! I love your blog and ideas too...I am your new follower, both Linky and blog! Please, stop over and follow us, we would love having you join us too! Hope you have a wonderful week! Luv

  13. Love this wreath! I am becoming more of fan to burlap! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. Thanks for linking up last week at Sunday Blog Love. I love how you made an ordinary wreath so pretty! I'll be featuring your wreath as one of my top five picks! If you have some time, I hope you'll come back and link up again! Take care!

  15. So pretty! It caught my eye immediately. Your newest follower on Linky.

    XOXO, Melysa

  16. I love it! The colors and design are just perfect.

    Love for you to share it at my linky party here if you haven't already :)

  17. this is fabulous ... loooovvveee it !!! great colors too . hugz x

  18. I featured you today :)

    Thanks for joining JAQS Studio "Made by ME" Linky party!


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