Ruffled Burlap Valentine’s Wreath


I’m not so great at the wreath making, but I am pretty happy with this one.  Well, I guess I did love my Monogrammed Boxwood Wreath with Wine Corks, but it didn’t take a ton of effort, and I would have probably kept it on my front door forever if the boxwood hadn’t started to dry out and shed all over the foyer.  I needed to make a new wreath, because Valentine’s Day is upon us.  It’s very icy here, and I don’t want to go out, so I pulled this little burlap Valentine’s wreath together with some supplies from my craft stash.  It matches my Valentine’s Mantel that was inspired by The Notebook perfectly…all is well in my world now.
I started by pulling all of the dead boxwood branches out of the wreath form.  This is what I was left with…
I grabbed two pieces of ruffled burlap from an old projects, and started tucking one of them into the tines on the wreath form.  If you don’t have old pieces of ruffles burlap lying around, you can make your own…seriously, it’s so easy!  Follow this tutorial on the easiest way to sew a ruffle.  Once I had gone all the way around the form, I took another strip of ruffled burlap and tied in onto the form over the existing burlap about every 4 inches.  I did this to cover any of the wreath form that was visible.
Next, I made a little garland.  I strung little cotton poofs onto a piece of twine…
Then, I clipped little cut out hearts in between each poof with these teeny little clothespins…aren’t they cute?
Then I made a quick ruffled flower for the bottom, and hot glued it in place.  I went a little further and covered my ugly wreath hanger with a ruffle and poof garland as well.
Now I have a wreath that won’t shed on my floor…what do you think?

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~Jessica

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Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
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  1. 1

    says

    Beautiful wreath Jessica – I love all the special details you put together! Those little clothespins are adorable!

  2. 4

    says

    I LOVE how it fits perfectly with your mantel. Covering up the wreath hanger, great idea :)
    xo
    Angelina

  3. 6

    says

    Very cute Jess! I am still finding evergreen sprigs on my floor. Just when you think you’ve got them all. You don’t.

  4. 9

    says

    So cute Jess! I am totally coming to rob you of those tiny little clothes pins :)))) Love them!!

  5. 11

    says

    My favorite part of this project is the little clothes pins. Perfect!
    Love for you to stop by and check out some of my project:
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
    Also, I host and “oldies” link party on Tuesdays–a way to get come traffic out of our awesome, but old projects we posted long ago.
    Hope to see you there–and excited to be following you via rss.
    Nancy

  6. 12

    says

    This is so pretty ~ I absolutely love your style….chic yet friendly!

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