Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Trial and Error of my Burlap Wreath

I stared out with such excitement over this wreath and am very happy with the way it finally turned out. Although I did have a few bumps along the way. First I took to my favorite inspiration place Pinterest for a tutorial on making a burlap wreath and settled on this one: tutorial. It seemed easy enough and didn't have as many steps as some others I've seen. After getting all my supplies together I was ready to get started.

Photo of my original supplies:
It was easier than I thought and was coming along pretty good...I decided that I wanted the entire wreath to be burlap and not use the mesh I had purchase. Well, wouldn't you know it, I ran out of burlap. I made a mad dash to Hobby Lobby to purchase more and there was none to be found, they even had it on sale for 50% off but all I found was 3 empty shelves and no burlap.
Photo of the half-finished wreath:

I then decided that I would check at Michaels the next day, luckily they had plenty of rolls but it cost $1.00 more (and not on sale) I did however use my 40% off coupon on one of the rolls. I purchased 2 rolls to be on the safe side but when I got back home it was not a match for the burlap I had already started with. So I had to un-do the old ribbon and start over with the new burlap...I was determined to get it done and up on my front door.

Photo of the finished wreath:
And here's the wreath hanging on my front door:
I really like how it turned out but don't think I'll take on any new projects for the up-coming holidays LOL.
I would love to hear about any new tutorials you've tried out lately or if you plan on trying one for future projects.
Have a wonderful & blessed Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Beautiful!! Great Job, Tena your front entryway looks wonderful!!! Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Tena
    Your finished wreath and entry into your home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing another great project.

  3. Thanks ladies, I'm really happy with how it turned out.

  4. oooh. very nice! I have learned that for a project I have never tackled before, I buy extra knowing that it's Murphy's Law that I would need something else and Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday and my Michael's never has what I need! Great project and your entryway is beautiful!

  5. After much to-do, LOL, it turned out quite lovely!

  6. You did a nice job on the wreath. You should be very proud! Don't you just hate it when you're in the middle of a project that you're in a hurry to finish and you run out of supplies?

  7. Fabulous wreath Tena! Nothing like determination.



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