{Yellow & Teal Burlap Wreath}

There are lots of reasons why I was so excited to make a new wreath for our front door this month.

Yellow & Teal Burlap Wreath for Summer @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #burlap #wreath #fabricflowers #summer

1. We got the house {and the front door} painted!  Woo hoo {finally}!!

2. I’m on baby watch and knew I needed to get something fresh and new hung up before the little one arrives {wreaths will not be a top priority for a few months}.

3. I had a stash of beautiful, colored burlap from my friends at Online Fabric Store that I’ve been itching to use.

4. My new friends at FloraCraft so generously sent me a few 16″ foam wreath forms that I could not wait to play with either!

To make the wreath pictured above I used the following materials:

16″ STYROFOAM Brand Wreath Form from FloraCraft

teal, yellow, and plain burlap from Online Fabric Store {maybe 1/4 yard of each}

teal & yellow fabric from my stash {mostly purchased at Hobby Lobby}

(2) 15 ft. rolls of burlap & yellow polka dot wire ribbon {Hobby Lobby}

floral pins

hot glue gun/glue sticks

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Step One

Cut a strip of plain burlap to wrap around the wreath form.  That way all the white part is covered up!  Once you’ve got the form covered, start bubbling your wire ribbon and pinning in place to the wreath.  There is no perfect method to this, just do whatever feels right to you!  Each bubble should only require one pin.

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After you’ve got the entire wreath covered with the burlap & polka dot ribbon, you’re ready to start adding pops of solid yellow burlap throughout the wreath.

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Step Two

Cut a few 3 x 3 inch squares of yellow burlap.  Fold the corners in so they all meet in the middle, place a floral pin through them, and pin in place throughout the wreath.

yellow burlap

I just kept adding until I felt the wreath looked full enough and the yellow was fairly evenly dispersed.

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Remember, you’re working with burlap, so things aren’t going to be absolutely perfect…that’s OKAY!

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Step Three

I wanted to add one more color to the wreath to really make it pop and decided to raid my fabric stash to find some great teal fabrics {all different textures and patterns}.  I knew that I wanted to add some fabric flowers to the wreath and got busy making a few.

To make my fabric flowers, I cut 4 x 25 ” strips of fabric.  Fold the fabric length-wise so that it is now 2 x 25″ and hot glue the open end shut {you could also run your sewing machine down the open end, but since this was just going outside, and I didn’t feel like breaking out my sewing machine, I simply hot glued it}.  Once the open end is glued together, cut fringe on the folded side {careful not to cut all the way through}.

prep fabric flowers

Step Four

Once the fringe is cut, it’s time to start creating the actual flower.  To make the “bud” I grabbed a small piece of a contrasting fabric and began wrapping and hot gluing the fabric strip around it.

wrap and glue

You can see that by cutting the fringe in the fabric strip, it creates the illusion of petals.

flower

Step Five

Once each flower was finished, I hot glued a floral pin to the back, so that I’d easily be able to add them to my wreath.

flower pin

And, soon, I had these beauties, ready to be added to the wreath…

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Step Six

I placed each flower on the wreath once I got it hung up on the door.

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I’m loving the two colors, especially against our new red front door.  The rest of the house is painted yellow, so this yellow & teal wreath goes beautifully with our newly painted house!

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What have you done outside to prep for Summer?!

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I’ll be linking up at these parties!

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Comments

  1. says

    I love, love your wreath Meredith! Pinned and tweeted and will share on Facebook this weekend. (Polka dot burlap ribbon? Yummy!) Thank you!

  2. Latorra says

    Thanks for the inspiration and guidance! Used this design but changed the colors to red and blue for a patriotic flare!

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