Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Burlap Heart Wreath

I was looking for some type of wreath to put above my mantle and came across this one on the My Blessed Life blog.
There was no tutorial at the time, so I just decided to give it a shot with cardboard, burlap, and hot glue. It took forever to make but was super simple. I cut out a heart shape from a cardboard box. I chose to make it with a heart hole in the center to give it more of a wreath-y look, but you could use a solid heart shape too. Then, not meticulously, I cut strips of burlap into squares. The squares were not all the same size but stayed around the four to five square inch range. Then, I grabbed the center of the burlap squares and gathered all the edges away from the point like you would tissue paper before you stick it in a gift bag. I then added a dab of hot glue to the point of the burlap square and placed it at the bottom of the heart. You essentially do this for the rest of the heart placing the burlap squares closely to one another. You decide how "dense" you want your wreath to be. The closer you put the glued ends of the burlap squares, the more dense your wreath will be. I cut out two smaller cardboard heart and wrapped them in yarn because the burlap wreath looked so lonely up there by itself.
I'm off to figure out whether my second (loud) blessing is ready to potty train or was just messing with me yesterday when he repeatedly (like 8 times!) went potty for his older brother. Wish me luck. And patience. And lots of floor cleaner. :)


The Ness Story said...

Girl I have been loving all of your Valentine's day things! I have been a quiet blog stocker lately, but E is keeping herself busy right now so I had to let you know how much I love getting on here and seeing all your new projects!! Hope you are doing well! Love you!!

Lauren said...

SO cute!!!!!! :)

DavidandSteff said...

@Emily- what? You act like you're busy or something with a newborn. Geez. Hope you're doing well with that sweet baby boy and on-the-move toddler. Thanks so much!

@Laurem-Thanks girl! :)