I have a new love.
This week I've been working on some home decor items in preparation for Thanksgiving. I had a wreath idea floating in my head: a combination of three I had seen on Pinterest:
I loved the burlap base of this one:
The felt flowers on this one:
And this twine wrapped letter:
I got to work on the funnest part: the felt flowers:
**green and grey puffs**
**yellow and blue looped**
Then I found a grape-vine wreath for $4 and change (we won't discuss the tacky felt turkey that was attached to it).
I fiddled and played with the burlap--cutting strips, making running stitch ruffles, twisting and turning. It was just not working out for me. A quick Google search turned up this burlap wreath tutorial. How genius is that? A wire wreath and some burlap strips!
I cut my strips to about 4 x 10", fan folded them and skewered them onto the hanger.
And then I ran out of burlap.
Necessity breeds creativity (or maybe it's "necessity is the mother of invention"). However it goes, I was not giving up on this project. I went to my newly organized fabric drawer and pulled out some fabric. I tore it into 1" by 6" strips and tied 2 between each section of burlap.
A fresh coat of paint on a little wooden banner that came on the ugly turkey wreath and a scripted "welcome" and the wreath was complete!
That fabric couldn't be a more perfect match for our purple door--running out of burlap was the best thing that could have happened to this wreath!
But now I had another little problem. What to do with all those felt flowers I had made?
Make another wreath of course!
I still had the grape-vine base and a twine covered monogram. I stitched up some muslin ruffles and hot glued it all together:
It's hanging on our dining room mirror:
Now back to more Thanksgiving prep!
Thanks for looking!