Saturday, November 19

Fall Burlap Bubble Wreath



Have I ever mentioned that I L-O-V-E Burlap?

Yep, it’s true… Here is my latest Burlap obsession!

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My inspiration came from Janet @ Today's Fabulous Finds. A few months ago, she gave her readers such a treat when she revealed her beautiful Burlap Bubble Wreath. From the moment I saw her beautiful wreath, I knew I wanted to make one. Oh yes, this will be one of my go to wreath patterns!

I will warn you now… this post is heavy on pictures (most of you know photography is not my specialty) but I am just so pleased with how it turned out {insert happy dance} I must share!

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I had plenty of Burlap on hand for this project; try a stash of 18-yards of Burlap. Yes, you read it correctly - I had almost two bolts of this stuff. Now, before you say, “she’s gone loco”, the Burlap was used at my Son’s outdoor wedding reception last year and even after giving the church some Burlap – I still have about 18 yards left.

Nevertheless, look what you can make with all that burlap!

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Today is your lucky day because I am going to spare you from my version of a tutorial. Why you ask… because Janet @ Today’s Fabulous Finds has a wonderful tutorial {HERE} and honestly I would not change a thing about it.

I can however, share a few Do’s & Don’ts because you know we always try our own short cuts, substitutions and creative spins {you know who you are}. Who me????

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My wreath was bigger than the one she used – it was a 14 inch so I had to cut more squares (over 150) but I still used her dimensions of 4x4 square. I did try a little bigger square NOT good, so I recommend sticking with her dimensions.

1. Use Burlap or a heavier fabric – it will form and hold the bubble shape better. I played around with some Burlap that I had washed to make my table runner and the soft washed Burlap didn’t’ work well at all.

2. Use large head straight pins – I ran out and tried to use my quilting straight pins with smaller heads and believe me when I say you will use 3 pins to the 1 large head pin. I also had to glue a few areas down because the small pins did not feel secure enough around the edges. Save yourself some time and money… Use large head straight pins

3. The only wreath I could find locally was one of the squared circle (green foam) wreaths and I really think that the rounded circle (covered) foam that Janet used would work so much better.

4. I should have covered the backside of the wreath with Burlap because my front door has glass panes and you can see the naked unfinished side from the inside of the house. It really isn’t a big deal I’m just a perfectionist!

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If you haven’t ever visited Janet over at her blog Today’s Fabulous Finds, I encourage you to go check it out. Seriously, you will find it full of crafty inspiration. The Thanksgiving Mantel she created is beautiful and just wait until you see the Thanksgiving subway art she made and is sharing with her readers. I think it will quickly become one of your favorite blogs!

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This is by far my favorite wreath that I have made. It was very easy and super fun to put together and I think it has such a classy look.

How about one more picture…

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I hope you are inspired to make one of your own and if you do, make sure to let me know because I would love to see it!

Thanks for hanging in there and letting me share my latest obsession!

Until next time…


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15 comments:

  1. I love wreaths, your very stylish and beautiful. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

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  2. Gorgeous! I made a knot burlap wreath recently, but I do LOVE this bubbly effect! I might have to make another.

    ♥Linsey

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous. Also wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up and features! Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like.

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  4. I love all things burlap...and this is so pretty!
    Shannon

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  5. Great wreath! I love the natural look of it, but it is totally fun. I am a fan of the look of burlap too; it's so versatile. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. perfect. to a T. Love this! :o) Nowwww if only I wasn't allergic to burlap darn it!
    jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  7. I think I'm in love.... what a stunning wreath! Thanks for sharing at our party! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. I love it. Chocolate brown is one of my favorite colors. I also love how full the wreath turned out! Great job.

    Becoming a follower to keep up on all your great projects.

    If you get a chance sometime, you'll have to stop by my blog.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this! Beautiful. I wish my craft level could be anything near yours!

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  10. I love your wreath. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow
    wjwiki07@hotmail.com

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  11. You did an amazing job on this wreath! Just wanted to let you know that I featured it on Sew Woodsy today!

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  12. You've been featured!

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/refresh-your-nest-11.html

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  13. Oh this looks fab! and v simple to make, thank you!

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  14. Your wreath is gorgeous! I found you through Happy Hour Projects, thanks for sharing!

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