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12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 4: Burlap Rose Wreath!

2012 December 4

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Briana! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

What’s a 12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway without at least 1 wreath. If you remember a week or so ago, I posted about the Christmas Tea Table I did for our church’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Fucnction, well full disclosure, I just used some of the roses I made for that event for this wreath. But Fear not, I’ll show you how I got there.

First grab your supplies:

For the roses I cut 3½” wide strips of burlap from selvage to selvage (across the full width of the burlap). I took that strip and cut it in half so that I had two equal strips. To keep the strips from fraying while being twisted and rolled, I folded the strip in half (hot dog style) and ran it through my sewing machine using a zig zag stitch with red thread. This makes the burlap super manageable and you’ll never see the thread.

Start your flower just like you would any other flower start rolling one end in on it self to give your flower a “bud” like center. Now start twisting your strip and rolling it around the center of your flower, placing a dot of hot glue as you work your way around to secure it in place.

Now, onto the wreath itself. I got the form the Dollar Tree and had it and a few others in my craft stockpile.

To cover the wreath form, I used about 53″-54″ of Jute Webbing. You can find this is the rug section of Joann Fabrics as well as a number of places online. I think it’s only something like  $0.79/yd. Don’t forget your coupon!

Now, because of how wide the webbing is, it can be tricky to cover the form without a whole lot of overlap and bulges. The trick here is to wrap it at such a “steep” angle that it looks like you’re trying to wrap from the center to the side of the form instead of the the center to the outside just below. When you’re all done, flip the extra bit over so that your edge will be well hidden in the back of the wreath. I only glued the beginning edge of my strip and then again at the end. This way if there is need for adjustment somewhere in the middle, you’re not “stuck” (ha ha, oh Michelle!),  just twist it like you would ring out a towel.

Give that strip a good amount of hot glue and hold down firmly until the glue cools. You want it to be secure.

 Now, all you need is a little embellishment. I decided to go with 3 flowers, an adjustment from my original idea which was to cover the whole thing in the roses.

An extra strip of burlap with edges sewn so it would fray acted as my ribbon to hang the wreath from.

Festive, Cheap and Easy. My kinda craft.

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Michelle

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9 Responses leave one →
  1. December 4, 2012

    Love this! Red is my favorite color. This wreath is SO me. :)

  2. Briana permalink
    December 4, 2012

    So simple yet so pretty!!

  3. Adora permalink
    December 4, 2012

    This is so pretty! I can’t believe you made this out of burlap!

  4. Callie permalink
    December 4, 2012

    Love the wreath! The creativity really shows through w/the use of just simple materials.

  5. Kathi permalink
    December 4, 2012

    I love Michelle’s 12 days of Christmas! How did I not realize your craft potential when you lived here?

    • Michelle permalink*
      December 4, 2012

      Thanks Kathi, although to be fair, I don’t think that I had either.

  6. Caimbrin permalink
    December 4, 2012

    so cute!

  7. Falon permalink
    December 4, 2012

    I would like to sleep in for Christmas

  8. December 5, 2012

    This is my favorite giveaway you’ve posted! But I’d need two because the new house has double front doors. Two wreaths for every occasion seems daunting! lol

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