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Burlap Wreath with Fabric Flowers Tutorial

This was my first project for What Would You do with it Wednesday over at The Country Chic Cottage.
I knew I had seen a burlap wreath project somewhere, but I couldn’t remember where.  A little google image search helped me find a tutorial at Where the Heart Is.

Step 1: Find a wire hangar.  Thank goodness my inlaws didn’t completely clean out the basement when they moved.  This is probably the first time I’ve been happy about that.
img_0581Step 2: Shape it into a circle.  I managed to break off the hook on accident.  That shows you how hard the metal was to bend. img_0583
Step 3: Cut burlap into strips.  I used 11 or 12 strips, I think.  I think I figured out that it was over a yard of burlap. img_0584
Step whatever number I’m on now:  Poke the hangar through the burlap, folding as you go.  I did this forever, until it was really full. img_0586
Flowers:  I planned to use parts of this tapestry to make the flowers and add some color.  The tapestry is old, had been cut in half, and had been patched in places.  I wasn’t digging the “palace” so I used that part on my flowers. img_0589
I also cut out some pieces from this matelasse bedspread.  I got it on clearance at Walmart a couple years ago for $25.  I covered two chairs with it, and my dining room chairs, and I had a yard or two left, so I cut off some of the awkward pieces to use for this project. img_0592
I used my glue gun to hold them together.  There must be a better way, but I don’t know what it is! img_0597 I shaped them by folding the circles in half, and then folding them into triangles, kind of.  It’s hard to explain.  I just folded and glued until it looked good!
img_0598I’m going to make more of these to put throughout the living room and dining room.
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  1. Your burlap wreath is so CUTE...thanks for bringing it to my party. Hope you and your family have a wonderful EASTER!


  2. Loving this! I also used coat hangers to create a shamrock/4 leaf clover front door hanger a few weeks ago. I love their possibilities and their price! Thanks for sharing your great burlap idea! Come see me sometime at sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

  3. I love this! It turned out so cute. I like the flowers, too. Great job!


  4. Oh that's awesome! I'm loving all these wreaths posted.. It's a kick in the butt to get another one for my front door!


  5. That looks lovely. That's going on my list o' things to do!!!

  6. That came out really nice. Love the flower!! :) Thanks for linking up. :)

  7. This is great, and I love that you just use a hanger! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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  9. How Cute and I think I could make one of those.
    Thanks for sharing.


  10. That is really cute! You're very talented.
    ☺ Celeste

  11. So pretty! I love all of those ruffles! Thanks so much for linking up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party! It's so fun to see your projects!

    I hope you will come back and link up again!