Friday, November 23, 2012

What Shall I Make Today? A Burlap Wreath!

I love burlap wreaths but the patterns all seemed too complicated for me. So here's a simpler version. All you need is a prim star about 5" big, a roll of burlap (I got mine at Michael's) and a wire hoop (mine's an old garden one, minus the legs).
Start by opening the hoop and threading the center of the burlap onto one end of the hoop, from the back.
Leave a couple of inches and reinsert the hoop into the burlap.
Leave a couple of inches and push the hoop through to the top of the burlap.
Leave another couple of inches and reinsert the hoop into the burlap from the top.
You get the idea.
After you've woven the burlap roll onto the hoop, reclasp the ends with the star in between, to keep it in place.
Slip stitch the ends of the burlap together with some matching thread.
Tie a few bits of fabric or twine around the hoop every so often, to keep the burlap evenly distributed.
If you like, you can add a homespun bow at the top or just leave it as is.
And there you have it!