Are you a fan of burlap? Burlap is certainly a hot decorating trend right now, isn’t it? And, burlap and fall seem to be made for each other. So, when designer Dondi Richardson shared this Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath with me, I knew I had to feature it on Crafts ’n Coffee. If you’re looking for an easy, DIY fall wreath, then give this Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath a whirl.
To make a Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 16” wreath
- Burlap garland (Dondi used Design It:® Simple Style® from WalMart)
- U-shaped floral pins
- Buttons: Assorted colors & sizes
- Pearl head pins, several
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors
To make a Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath:
1. Pin and glue one end of the burlap garland to the back side of the foam wreath. Slightly gather the garland as you attach it, giving the garland more dimension. Wrap the garland around the wreath, keeping it gathered as you go. Overlap the garland with each pass to completely cover the wreath. When the wreath is covered, glue and pin the other end to the back of the wreath.
2. Make the three burlap roses (or as many as you like):
- Twist a length of garland into a loose rope
- Coil the rope into a spiral
- Spot glue as needed to help hold it together
- Continue to coil the rope till the rose is as large as you like
3. Glue roses to the wreath, and glue on button centers. Insert pearl head pins in buttons.
4. Tie a length of garland into a bow, and glue to the top of the wreath.
5. Arrange and glue buttons to the front of the wreath.
Pretty, isn’t it?
Here’s a sign of fall from my yard. This big guy has been feasting all summer long!
Are you seeing signs of fall where you live?