Monday, September 12, 2011

A Fall Wreath… Finally !

 

I’ve been wanting to make a fall wreath for the front door for ages. But since it’s stash busting September, I couldn’t just go out and buy a wreath. I had to get creative…

 

I love the look of this ruffle wreath by Days of Chalk and Chocolate

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This burlap wreath from Life made Interesting is adorable!

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So with some inspiration in mind I set to work. I took some sturdy cardboard (from the back of a package of scrap paper) took a smaller bowl for a template for the center and a larger mixing bowl for the outer circle.

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I had some sage colored burlap from a project I worked on a while ago so I cut it in to 8 inch long and 3.5 inch wide strips.

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Next I pinned in 3 pleats.

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Once the pleats were sewn down I used a glue gun to attach the ruffles to the cardboard wreath. I layered them about an inch apart and glues the edges underneath.

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With a few fabric rosettes to finish it off its practically perfect.

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I can’t wait to put this bit of loveliness on the front door in the morning :)

 

**UPDATE**

The wreath is on my door and looking fabulous :)

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25 comments:

  1. So cute- I need to do this soon!!

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  2. Saw this over at Gingersnaps and came to take a peek. It is absolutely gorgeous! I just bought some burlap to try to make one of the cute wreaths I've seen around blogland lately, and yours is by far my FAVORITE! I'm pinning this!

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  3. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

    Alyssa
    www.SweetSewnStitches.com

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  4. I love the ruffles on this... it's really adorable...

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  5. I love the way it turned out! The ruffles and rosettes look fabulous:) Great job! I am a new follower!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous! I think I may have to try this... I have been looking for a good wreath to try.

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  7. I must make! You did a really lovely job. Burlap is so fun to use! I would love to have you share this @ Show & Share!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-5.html

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  8. Looks great! You did a fabulous job. I'd love for you to share this with my blog party! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/09/recreate-into-something-new-6.html

    Hope to see you at my place!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us, I am totally making one :) We are going to feature this on our blog tomorrow! Stop by and check it out :)
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  10. I've seen a lot of fall wreaths lately, even made my own, but this one caught my eye. It's beautiful! Well done!

    Liz

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  11. I love the burlap wreath. I forwarded your link on to another blogger that I know who is crazy for burlap.

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  12. So lovely, and the flowers are just the PERFECT finishing touch!

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  13. This is the first burlap wreath I actually liked. Thanks for the great tut!

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  14. I love this! The ruffles really make a huge difference!

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  15. Yay! I am so glad you linked up @ Show & Share! Thank you!

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  16. love love LOVE!!! I just made a yarn fall wreath for my front door...I'm thinking a pleated ruffle burlap wreath may be headed to my back door! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  17. Thanks for responding to my invite! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

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  18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! I would never know you used cardboard! What a smart & thrifty idea! Thanks so much for linking up to the Weekend Soiree! I will be featuring this pretty wreath this weekend! :) Have a great week!
    Crystal
    Homemaker in Heels

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  19. p.s. I am your newest follower! :)

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  20. too stinkin' cute! I MUST try this and I'm so excited to be your newest follower and fellow Texan blogger!

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  21. This is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!



    Your newest follower and fellow Texan! ☺

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  22. I am featuring your wreath in my first-day-of-fall compilation for Social Saturdays! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing last week. I hope to see you again at this week's party! :)

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

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  23. What a sweet project! Please consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-4.html

    Christmas blessings!

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  24. I'm a new follower and I love your wreaths. I just found you from pinterest. I did something simalar with a wreath with old t-shirts :)

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