Sunday, November 2, 2014

Truly Simple Leaf and Burlap Wreath

Truly Simple Leaf and Burlap Wreath


You will need:

A wreath, plain is the goal (I used a stick wreath that was on clearance)

Burlap ribbon (had gotten this on clearance a few months ago)

Silk Leaves (I got a bag from the dollar tree)

Hot glue gun & hot glue

(optional) Fall flowers, ribbon in fall colors, twigs, acorns, pinecones, dried herbs or anything else you want to add.

Directions:  There are 2 options you can use the burlap ribbon to dress the wreath.  The first option, is to simply wrap it around the wreath overlapping a little so that way the wreath looks like it was made of burlap.  This is how you would use the burlap if your wreath was a foam wreath, as you wouldn’t want to have the foam showing of course.  The second option, is to bunch up the ribbon on the front and make little half bows or bumps with it, which is what I did.  It is very simple, you just bunch it up like you are going to make one side to a bow, but instead of making the second half to the bow you secure the ribbon back down onto the wreath.  There are many ways to do this, either with ribbon/thread, safety pins, or hot glue which is the quickest.  You can make a bow out of the burlap, like I did if you desire to.  i attached mine with tan thread.


Then, you add the leaves to the wreath with the glue gun sporadically, until you are happy with the way it looks.  The idea is to make them look real, so try to incorporate them into the burlap ribbon so only part of the leaf is showing.  I chose to make bunches of 2-4 leaves every few inches.

You, can also add the other items mentioned if you wish, such as twigs, pinecones, acorns, ribbon or my favorite the dried herbs, so it smells really good (keep in mind as time passes pieces of the herbs will fall off as it continues to dry).  Be creative and have fun!

I had the burlap on the wreath from the Halloween one I made, so adding the two flowers and leaves only took about 10 mins.  Fast and fabulous!

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