Welcome to the All Things Home Elements of Summer Tour!
All week, 35 bloggers will be bringing their best summer themed projects. I have a linky party down below showcasing their amazing projects!
To me, summer screams bright, fun colors.
Since I painted my front door a pretty jade green this year, I also have to have something that coordinates with that. So I decided to make a burlap wreath with a bright pink pop of color!
You might find this hard to believe, but this is my first burlap wreath … gasp!
I know! I am apparently the last person on the planet to do their own spin on one, so I decided to take the plunge.
The last wreath that I had made was my 3-Tiered Flower Wreath …
… which I loved, but it was time to retire it (A.K.A. have my mom come steal it — which works for both of us). First I went to Michael’s and get the supplies:
- A wire wreath form
- 3 rolls of burlap ribbon
- A small wooden letter
- A can of spray paint (I already had one but in case you don’t, you will need one)
- Some artificial flowers (I used one stem of hydrangea that was 40% off), and
- Two rolls of ribbon (unless you already have some, which I did)
You start out by weaving your ribbon in and out of your wreath form.
While you do this, I recommend laying your wreath on top of a large towel. The little fibers from the burlap can get really itchy — ask me how I know this.
There is really no wrong or right way to do this. You weave it up and over going one direction then pull the center of it loose, and then weave up and over going the other direction, pulling loose the sections that you want.
You keep doing this until the whole wreath form is covered. Make sure you get the center and outside edges covered. I then hot-glued my flowers on.
After that I spray painted my letter.
While that was waiting to dry, I made two bows the same size out of the two different types of ribbon.
I glued on the pink ribbon at the top of my wreath, and then I glued on the burlap ribbon directly on top of my pink one. I then adjusted the pink ribbon so that it peaked out behind the burlap one.
Once my wooden letter was dry, I hot glued it onto the side of the wreath.
Make sure to check back everyday this week to see all of the other summer projects in the tour! Monday