I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately, but I’ve had the urge to pretend I’m a crafty sort of mom.
Honestly, I am not a naturally crafty person at all, but once in a while, I get the urge to try to make something. I’ve noticed in comes in spurts and although I can laugh at myself when it all goes wrong and never turns out the way it looks on Pinterest, I think it’s fun to try once in a while.
My latest attempt was a fall wreath that, incidentally, I started way back in June. Somehow, I just knew that I would it take me months to complete, but even better, all the “fall” stuff I bought for it was on clearance then. So, hey, take after me, be lazy and buy your stuff off-season!
DIY Burlap, Pearl & Lace Fall Wreath
You will need:
- One wreath (I used a straw wreath for fall)
- Ribbon or extra burlap
- Burlap (I bought a roll at Joann’s)
- Pearl buttons
- Wooden initial + paint
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon or something else to hang the wreath with
- Flower (optional)
1. Wrap your wreath in the decoration of your choosing–burlap, ribbon, or leave it plain. I chose brown ribbon for mine.
2. Assemble your burlap flowers. I cut burlap into squares and folded each side down to the middle, hot gluing as I went.
3. Let the glue on your burlap flowers dry, and then decorate the flowers with pretty snippets of lace and your pear buttons. Again, I hot glued mine into the centers of each flower.
4. After the flowers had cooled, I arranged a few on the wreath and then added my wooden letter.
5. I glued the letter on, and then finished embellishing with my burlap flowers. I had a white flower on hand, so I added that too, even though, as Ben pointed out, the flower was “summery, not fally.” Everyone’s a critic. After the whole wreath cooled and dried, I used push-pins to add a ribbon loop for hanging.
And that’s it! And if you’re so inclined, you can read a slightly funny story about what happened when I went to go hang the wreath over at Babble…