As you know, fall is right around the corner and it happens to be my favorite season of the year. I love everything about it! I love how Pumpkin Spice Latte comes back at Starbucks; Bath and Body Works sells the Autumn candle; and how I start getting the butterflies in my stomach just thinking of baking & DIY projects. Need I say more? I thought I would ease into the whole DIY thing with something I know I can handle. As I was looking for inspiration on Pinterest – I came across this beautiful wreath. At first, I was thinking of purchasing a wreath to save time. The more I thought about it – I couldn’t justify spending $80 on something I could do myself. For a lot less. I know it looks totally Halloween right now with the orange and black color scheme. My plan is to change the bow to something like a chevron print ribbon for Thanksgiving. You see where I’m going with this?
Let’s get started! Here are all the tools you will need:
I started cutting the burlap into long pieces like this:
Then, I cut the long pieces into thirds to make them shorter pieces like this:
I grabbed one of my wire wreaths and started tying the shorter pieces onto the wreath. Five pieces is what covered one wire row – pushed tightly together. You can tie more but I thought this was perfect for what I wanted.
I have to admit, your fingers will get raw and feel like they can’t move after a while of tying the burlap. I ended up taking breaks and going back and doing a little bit more…..on and on. I also put an old throw blanket on the table to catch all of the burlap fall out. As there was a lot of fall out and it got everywhere. Don’t worry – it was nothing your trusty vacuum can’t handle. All in all, each wreath took an hour or so to complete. The ending result is so rewarding though.
TIP: Set yourself up in a comfortable area & watch your favorite T.V. show. This will help pass the time, and by the time you know it – you’ll be DONE.
I used the deco mesh ribbon in black to tie a bow. This was super easy. I attached the bow to the wreath with a safety pin that was totally unnoticeable.
I felt that this project was fun and very easy to make. I spent a total of $27 at JoAnn Fabrics. This price was so much better to digest than spending $160 ($80 x 2). I hope this inspires you to start thinking of your DIY projects for the fall. I’d love to hear all about your projects. Is fall your favorite season too?