Wicked Easy Spring Wreath
After months of (mostly) lurking on my favorite home decor and crafting blogs, today I dove into DIY and made a burlap wreath. Surrounded by a few innately creative types here at OFS, I felt slightly insecure about this venture. And on top of it, I was all exposed and vulnerable working at the collaboration area table for all to see. But I did it guys. I didn’t really start with a plan, just had a general idea and made it up as I went along. So here’s a little tutorial if you’re interested in trying this very easy, very basic spring wreath.
- Scissors (Thanks to OFS Lisa for hooking me up with this sweet pair!)
- Foam Wreath
- Burlap or another reversible fabric
- Silky fabric and/or mesh netting
- Stick pins
First I gathered some color burlap Clara sweetly shared from her office stash. I wanted it to have some fun color for a spring feel so I selected the blue and the green burlap from the pile.
Next I cut approximately six inch long by one inch wide strips (eyeballing it).
Then Kate walked by and recommended I might not want to use the blue with the green because it will look ugly. Fair enough. Good point. And with an artist’s eye like hers, I listened.
I simply began wrapping each six-inch long strip around the foam wreath and tying in a double knot. I kept them close together as I added them all around the foam wreath.
Full credit to Kate (again!) for the next step. I added color by creating flowers using sample squares of Magenta Charmeuse I had, some New Plum Taffeta and some color mesh. I layered a few of each fabric together and pinched it all from the bottom, gathering it up. I then simply pinned it conspicuously into the wreath. And here’s the finished product.