Halloween is just around the corner…
I have been slightly obsessed with a new site called Pinterest. It’s an interactive mood/idea/inspiration board. It’s great for organizing ideas with friends, for example I’m helping my friend with her wedding and we can share ‘pins’ we find on a mutual ‘board’ we share.
I’m also helping decorate my friends Halloween Party. I have been looking up decorating ideas. I have been meaning to make a wreath for some time now and found two that I really liked. I used techniques from both to create my finished project:
- Burlap – 1 yard of each Orange, Black & TanYou will have extra black and orange leftover, if you prefer not to you can purchase just ½ yard of Orange & Black Burlap
- Styrofoam Wreath 12″ × 1¼”
- Glue Gun & Sticks
- Applique Pins
- 4″ circle template
The two techniques I used were:
- Rosettes – In the tan burlap I created 4″ wide circles and placed them around the edges of the inside and outside of the wreath first. Tutorial found at Domestifluff “How to Make a Ruffly Felt Rosette Wreath.”
- Rolled Rosettes – In Black and Orange I cut a long strip, 1 yard in length and 1½ inches in width. Tutorial can be found at Just Sew Sassy “Rolled Burlap and Rosette Fall Wreath.”
- For the rosettes in tan I used applique pins and hot glue to make sure that they wold hold.
- When placing the rosettes I put one facing each way to create a full look.
- I was lucky enough that the rosettes covered the Styrofoam enough that white wasn’t peeking through too much, but you can cover it with the tan burlap first to create a better background.
- For the rolled rosettes I used a ton of hot glue and a couple applique pins around the edges.
- I added the tan rosettes in the middle last and only placed one at each space between the rolled rosettes.
- For the little Sign I used wire, card stock, and some stickers.
- Have a vacuum handy to clean up everything at the end, it can get pretty messy/dusty.
Total project time I believe was about an hour. It was a lot of fun though and went by quick. I would like to have added some burlap to the sign, but I’m saving the extra burlap for signs to place around jars… A variation on this from The House of Smiths.
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