10.03.2011

Halloween Rag Wreath

I've been wanting to make this wreath for weeks, but it's not everyday that I venture out with three kids to go fabric & craft supplies shopping . . . at least not lately. But today I finally got everyone ready early so that we could have time to browse. My daughter likes browsing the fabrics, searching through the pattern catalogs, and touching the yarn as much as I do. My son on the other hand, only cares about the snuggly fabrics and could care less about buttons unless they are in the shape of animals or cars. So I browsed quickly as to keep everyone, even baby in the moby wrap, happy. With supplies in cart, and "Grow a Skeleton" in the hands of my children, we checked out and headed home. After a quick lunch, the time had finally come for me to get my craft on.

Here's what I made:

And here's how to do it:

Supplies: 1.5 yards burlap
wreath form- I used straw because it was cheapest
scissors or rotary cutter & mat

Cut burlap into 1 1/4 x 17 inch strips


Grab your pile of strips and your wreath and get tying. Be careful as you tie- the burlap will want to fray and separate, I had a few break when I pulled too tightly while tying. Stagger where you knot it so that it is nice and full.

By the end, you will be covered in burlap strings and fuzz!

Then just add a ribbon (I stapled mine to the top side of my door) and admire.

2 comments:

Brent and Britta said...

Cute cute cute!!!

Melissa P said...

love it! I have been wanting to make a burlap wreath for a couple weeks now.... I need to get on it!