Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Burlap Wreath

I found this burlap wreath tutorial via The Nester.

I started it with some burlap that I had, but I didn't have enough.

So Hubby had to stop and get some when he was out running an errand. Joanne's has multiple burlap colors, so he called me asking which color to get. I just had him get extra, that way if it didn't match I could start over and have enough.

It didn't match so I started over.

I don't know how Jennifer got by with only 5 strips. I used 7 strips (or maybe more, I forget now) that were 4" wide. They were the width of the burlap, which I think was a little more than 36". Maybe if I washed the burlap first, but I've never washed burlap (can you dry it?). It would probably make it not lose all those pokey, needle-y threads (or whatever you would call them) while you're working with it.

Still cute.

I have some burlap left. I think I'll try washing it now.

This post is linked to Show and Tell Friday hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home.

12 comments:

Mari said...

I saw that on The Nester too. Yours turned out great!

A Hint of Home said...

That's really unique. Turned out great.

Heidi said...

I like it, you did a great job. I don't know about washing burlap. I think I would air dry it for sure, or it would be all over the inside of the dryer, probably. There must be an answer somewhere....
Have a nice weekend.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Diann said...

very cute! Great project!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love it...and I may try it...but I don't think you can wash burlap...maybe by hand!

Kelee said...

Hi Daisy Girl!

That wreath is a cute idea!

Happy S&T friday!

love, kelee at www.katillacshack.com

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I've never tried to wash burlap either. I wonder if you should put it into a pillow case first? Those strings could just go everywhere if it falls apart.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great job on your burlap wreath.

~ Tracy

Gayle said...

That is quite lovely and very unique. I may have to try that.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks great! I would think burlap would unravel quite a bit if you washed it.

Patriotic Mom said...

Cute wreath! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

simple project with lovely turnout!

 
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