Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Wreath

I was looking over the internet the other day and came across a Christmas wreath that I loved.  I decided to be a copy cat.  The original post is here.
But here is what I created.

Burlap is a cool look.  It was a bit messy to work with, and you have to be careful that you don't just cut it without first pulling a thread from the weave so you can see exactly where to cut because it is usually woven pretty wonky.  Plus, it's a bit dusty and smelly.  (I am really selling you on this, aren't I?)  But oh, so adorable.  The flowers are just a larger version of the ones I made for my ribbon rose tutorial.

Here is what I did.  I took about 1 1/4 yard of green burlap and cut it into 3" strips.  I then took an old wire coat hanger and formed it into a circle.  Taking one end of the wire I accordion folded the strips onto the wire.  I smooshed it on there pretty tight because I wanted my wreath to be really textured and not so loopy looking.  (if you follow that other link above, you will see what I mean)  But whatever you like!  Once it was all crammed on there I twisted the circle closed.

Then I cut a strip of the red burlap to create the roses.  Following the same procedure as shown here.

Kinda cute and festive, isn't it?  It makes me happy when I look at it.

3 comments:

scrapbookingforfun said...

Shelley as always your art amazes me!!!

Kristiana Clark said...

That's what the internet is for... sharing ideas! Plus you put your own twist on it. Looks great.

Creative M said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia