3/4/13

Easy Burlap Wreath for Spring


Last fall I made the prettiest little burlap wreath with nothing more than an old wire hanger and 10 feet of some 4 inch wide burlap. Needless to say it was my most popular post of 2012. (To see my fall wreath click here.) Well yesterday I took Grace down to Michael's craft store because she really wanted to buy this American Girl like doll with some of the money my parents had sent her for Valentine's day. (ALERT...mommy bragging rights here!) I really couldn't say no to her since yesterday during her last basketball game, Gracie exceeded the century mark for points scored this season.
(Her final number was 106! Wohooo!)

So as she was looking at the dolls I decided to grab some more burlap and a couple of little embellishments to create a new wreath for spring. After all it is less than a three weeks away!


I picked up these cute little clip on butterflies...

...and this darling clip on pink birdie.

To make this wreath all you need to do is open up a regular wire hanger, you know like one from the dry cleaners. This becomes your form. Bend one end of the wire into a hook and on the other end begin to feed the burlap onto the hanger in a back and forth fashion creating loops. Continue unto all the burlap has been threaded onto the wire hanger, then make another hook with the other end of the wire and hook the two ends together. Using pliers pinch the two hooks until they are closed in order to secure the circle. I twisted the burlap so all of the loops were facing in different directions.


Next all I did was grab some egg garland I happened to have in my box of Easter decorations, and simply tied it on to the hanger wire with pieces of raffia. I then bent the garland to move the eggs around to my liking. If you don't have egg garland that's OK, any type of wired spring inspired garland will just as well.


I then fiddle and fluffed the burlap, trimmed the trailing raffia and clipped on the butterflies and bird.


This wreath is really simple to whip up and can make for a sweet Easter gift.

Are getting your home ready for spring?
Til next time...
XO

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14 comments:

  1. That's so cute, Barbara! Burlap would go great in my house. Thanks for this great Spring tutorial!

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  2. This is so pretty! Great inspiration for spring crafting & decorating! Thanks for sharing!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial! And congrats on your daughters achievement too :)

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  4. Very pretty! Thank you for the inspiration. Enjoy the changing seasons!

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  5. That is so cute, Barbara, and looks much more complicated to make than it really is. What a fun project-I love it! xo Diana

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  6. Perfect Easter wreath. I am finally going to try,my at a burlap wreath!

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  7. Congratulations to your dear Gracie!!! Way to go girl!!!
    Your wreath is stunning. Really lends itself well to spring! Thanks for sharing it at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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  8. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this afternoon!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later this evening for Make the Scene Monday #65!

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  9. Hi Barbara, Your Spring Wreath is just lovely! Love the rustic texture of the burlap combined with the soft pastel shades. So pretty!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

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  10. I love your wreath!! Last weekend I created a burlap and egg wreath and when I saw you featured today I thought...Wow! This is fabulous. I love your idea for using burlap ribbon and a coat hanger. I'm pinning for future inspiration!!

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  11. I just love the spring wreath...such a lovely combination of materials. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful wreath! Love all things burlap. I'm even thinking about covering my lamp shade in burlap. I invite you to join my link party this weekend. Crafty Country Cottage @ Old Red Barn. Hope to see you soon!

    Goedele

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