November 17, 2012

Burlap and Pom Pom Christmas Wreath

Yes, Christmas decorating has started around here... At least for the outside of the house, since it's been perfect weather for stringing up the lights while the temperatures are still in the 50's. So, I decorated my door with this ruffly burlap wreath I made, inspired by this one. I made mine out of a burlap coffee bag I'd been saving for a while, and since it had red and green print, I thought it would look great as a Christmas wreath.

Here's what I used to make my wreath:

  • burlap, cut into three inch strips (or you could use burlap ribbon)
  • wire
  • wire cutters
  • wire wreath frame
  • small pom poms, in green and white
  • white yarn
  • green eyelash yarn
  • hot glue gun

To make the wreath, follow the tutorial at this blog.
Here are some of my personal helpful tips while making the wreath:

I didn't worry about using a single strip of fabric, it worked fine for me using several strips, and I like the frayed edges, shabby chic style. But if you want a neater look, you could use burlap ribbon on a roll. I also twisted circle of folded fabric around before securing with wire to the wreath frame.
To finish, I secured the loose ends of fabric to the wreath circle with wire so it wouldn't droop.

Then, I played around with some ribbon for a bow, but decided a bow was not what this wreath needed. No, it needed some whimsical touches-soft fuzzy white yarn, fringey green and blue eyelash yarn and green and white pom poms.

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Yes, I was happy with this Christmas wreath. I loved all the texture and playfulness. I joked that it reminded me of a cat toy. The nice thing about the way I decorated this wreath is that if I want to take off the yarn and pompoms and keep the burlap for a spring or fall wreath, it could be done easily. If you like this wreath, check out last year's Remade Winter Wreath or for more of my seasonal tutorials, click here.

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  1. What a fun creative wreath I think I may try this... a little scared because I ruin everything but we will see!

    1. Thanks for the nice comment! I think this wreath idea is very forgiving, It can be undone and reworked and it's supposed to look a little shabby-don't be scared, give it a try!

  2. Hi Kristina, It's nice to see you crafting again! Christmas is such a fun time for DIY projects. I'm trying to hold off getting started until after Thanksgiving, but we have been thinking the weather is so nice we should take advantage and string up some lights! Do you think 1/2 yd. of burlap is enough to make this wreath? I have a piece I could use if it's enough!

    1. Thanks, Teresa, I am in the spirit of crafting again, tis the season, I agree. I think you might need a little more. I used an entire coffee bag, but I didn't measure, you could try thinner strips of fabric to stretch it more? Happy crafting!

  3. This is lovely Kristina. I wanted to let you know I'm featuring it as part of my link party wrap up tomorrow.


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