Want to make this thrifty wreath?
This was a free project for me. Yep. FREE. I love to decorate my home with freebies, don't you?
Let's get on it with it.
Here's what you need:
hot glue gun
ribbon, or any other embellisments
First of all, you'll want to use a piece of thick cardboard. The thinner stuff won't be sturdy enough. I have LOADS of diaper boxes, so that's where this one came from.
My square is about 18 x 18 inches. Be sure your lines are nice and straight.
Then, you'll measure a 4 inch border all around and using a ruler and knife.
Now you can skip this if you want. I did it to add thickness and hardiness to the wreath base. Using packaging tape, wrap the wreath once or twice.
Now get your burlap (or if you wish to use any other fabric, that works great too) and cut 3 inch strips.
And wrap that sucker up. I went over it twice, but if you rather thick, once would suffice.
Use a hot glue gun to the beginning and ends of each strip, or to any unruly pieces.
Ready for some pretties.
I had some rosette's I made awhile back, so I used them. Use up those scraps in the colors you like! I also added some felt rosettes to my large flannel flower. Here is a great site for numerous fabric flowers.
Using your hot glue gun and a generous amount of glue, place them onto your wreath.
I added a ribbon that was also free and had a 'outdoorsy' or 'rugged' feel. The ribbon was originally from some blankets that were wrapped with it. From this post.
Told you this was thrifty! I don't throw anything out.. well, anything that can be made into something pretty, that is.
I cut the ends pointed and used a lighter on the ends so they wouldn't fray.
Then, hang it up!
Does it remind you of fall!?
Thanks for stopping in. Have a great day!