Sunflower Burlap Wreath
For this Spring I wanted a bright colored welcoming wreath on my front door. I just had a new door installed a few months back, and painted it black to match my outside shutters. Since it was so dark, I thought yellow would be a warm and inviting color to use. Now that I knew what I wanted, I set out to make the Sunflower Burlap Wreath from some items from my local craft store.
- 2 yards yellow burlap
- 1 yard green burlap
- 1 roll of 6″ brown burlap
- yellow chenille stems
- 16″ wire wreath frame with chenille stems
- 1 sheet of stiff plastic
- yardstick, or measuring tape
How to make a Sunflower Burlap Wreath:
First take the green burlap and measure and cut it into 10″ by 12″ rectangles with scissors. You can remove the burlap string at your measured spot to make cutting more exact. Once it is all cut, take one piece and fold the two opposite corners inward. Then gather them in the middle to form a bow tie looking leaf. Next flip it over and secure it to the outer ring of your wreath using the chenille stems that come on the wire.
Continue this process, all the way around the wreath. Pull your leaves together to the outside and adjust until you like the look. Your leaves should be all the way around the wire wreath.
Next it is time to cut the yellow burlap. I cut my petals into 9 by 9 squares until I there is no material left. You can see in the below picture the method I used with the burlap. First I measured my 9 inches, then I pulled the string that is right at the 9 inch mark. You can easily tug the entire string out giving you an straight line to cut along.
After all the yellow burlap is cute, begin the same process as the leaves. The only difference is you will fold in and pinch one piece, then do a second piece and stack them on top of one another. Once the two petals are stacked secure it onto the wreath over the leaves. I added yellow chenille stems in between placement of the leaves and added the petals all the way around the outer wire rim. Then I continued on to the inner rim and added double yellow petals all along that as well. I used all my burlap to get a nice full effect, adding in chenille stems anywhere it looked bare.
Now I took my plastic mesh and placed it under my wreath and took a marker and outlined the inside circle onto the mesh. I cut it out along my lines and placed it in the wreath. I then trimmed more off so it would fit in well, taking into account it would have burlap on it. You could also measure with the measuring tape and cut out a circle that way.
Once the plastic mesh was cut, I also cut my chenille stems into three pieces each. Next I threaded the stems through the plastic mesh from the front and attached the brown burlap on it. Then I wrapped it over the front in a long strip and attached it along the back where it went over the edge. I just continued going back and forth across the front, while attaching it along the edges on the back. Lastly I pushed my center into the wreath. I had to move petals a little and situate it just right. Then from the back I attached it firmly with some more chenille stems.
I am very happy with my Sunflower Burlap Wreath. It was exactly the happy, inviting style I was aiming for. I briefly hung it inside while I found my wreath hanger for the front door. It even looked awesome in my family room. Now it currently resides on my front door and welcomes my guests into my home.
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