I'm pretty sure it feels like Summer here in Tennessee. But who am I kidding - it's only in the 90's, and it's not ridiculously humid yet. Yep, still Spring.
Sooooooo - I'm kinda ADD - and I got tired of looking at my Spring wreath, even though it's still Spring! ;)
So I made a summer wreath, even though it's not Summer! That's how I roll!
I started with the same wreath form as I did for my Spring wreath - $2.95 @ Joann Fabric! I decided to coat this wreath in burlap. I think it is $2.99/yard @ Joann Fabric, so I bought one yard just to make sure I would have enough. I had almost half left over.
Get your wreath, about 6 2-2 1/2 inch strips of burlap, and one smaller strip of burlap for the tie.
I saw a nifty trick for neatly cutting burlap from Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. Locate a string at the width you want to cut your burlap. Make a small cut on that string then pull it up.
Now just gently work the string out of the fabric. Don't force it - if you do it will break the string. As you gently pull on the string the fabric will bunch up.
When the fabric bunches up like the picture above, gently pull the fabric above the bunch (the top part of the picture). This will straighten out the fabric and remove the string.
You will be left with small spaces where the string was. Now you can have evenly cut strips of burlap!
After I cut the strips out I pulled off a string from each side of the strip. This makes it look more ruffled. Plus you can save the strings and use them for other projects (I used them on my Littles' Goodie Baskets).
I wanted to do this wreath fairly fast. Even faster than hot glue. So I used nails! =) I bought a HUGE box of nails a long time ago - I use them for every thing.
I positioned the strip where I wanted it and put two nails in it. Make sure the nails are on the under/backside where they won't be seen.
Wrap your strip around until it ends, then lay your next strip on top of it. Put in two more nails (again, make sure they won't be seen) then continue until you have wrapped your entire wreath.
Now you can decorate it any way you want!
I love bright colors, so I used all the colors of the rainbow again. I made a ton of rosettes in various sizes and color. I played around with the location until they looked how I wanted them to. I placed a few of them on the wreath using nails just to secure them. I hot glued the rest of them.
I wrapped some of the fabric up in burlap to make a different design.
Then I ripped the "H" off my Spring wreath and glued it on this one!
Here it all is together...
I used the small burlap strip to make a small tie to hang off the hanger.
I love this one even more than the last one! And it doesn't shed! I am going to store the other wreath for next year!