Burlap & Floral Grapevine Wreath

Burlap & Floral Grapevine Wreath

I’m back with my second wreath of the season, and so excited to share it with all of you today.

It’s fairly similar to the tulip grapevine wreath I shared with all of you last week, but there’s a reason for that.  I’ve decided that I need to be more consistent with our decor and colors.  Too many times I choose colors for holidays that seem to be appropriate for the “season” yet they aren’t necessarily appropriate for the rest of our decor.  So in keeping with the red pop of color that I’m trying to maintain on our first floor, I made this beauty.

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To make your own, you’ll need:

grapevine wreath

red polka dot burlap ribbon

2-3 bunches of red flowers

decorative floral pin

wire cutters

To start, I wrapped the burlap around the wreath and tucked the two ends tightly into the wreath.  No pins or wire required!

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After the ribbon was wrapped, I tucked some pretty red floral stems behind either side of each piece of ribbon.  I used my wire cutters to cut the flowers from the bunch.

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And I even had some pretty red tulips left over from my tulip & grapevine wreath, so I made a small bouquet, wrapped the stems with the polka dotted burlap ribbon and secured it with a pretty floral pin I had in my craft closet.

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I attached the bouquet to the left side of the wreath, and soon had this beauty…

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I’m loving both of my red grapevine wreaths this Spring.

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Tulip & Grapevine Wreath

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Which one is your favorite?

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Perfect Pumpkin Wreath

Perfect Pumpkin Wreath

I was provided a free wreath form from my friends at FloraCraft to make this wreath.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  

I’ve been in a wreath making mood lately.  With the holidays approaching, I’m also getting quite eager for a couple of Christmas wreaths I’ve got brewing in my mind.  For now, I’m excited to share a fun wreath for Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving all rolled into one.

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To make your own pumpkin wreath, you’ll need:

1/4 yard orange burlap

Styrofoam wreath form {FloraCraft}

orange jute twine

tan jute twine

dark brown jute wrapped floral wire

green curly floral stem

floral pins

straight pins

hot glue gun/glue sticks

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To start, I cut the orange burlap into strips and secured it around the entire wreath form using a couple of floral pins {the ones that are u-shaped}.  I also used the floral pins to attach the curly green “vine” to the top of my pumpkin.

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To hide the stem of the green “vine”, I wrapped a section at the top with regular jute twine.

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I then began to roll small and larger flat spirals with the orange jute twine.  To do this, I simply wrapped it around and around and put a dot of hot glue every once in a while to secure the shape.

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I alternated pinning small and large spirals around the front edge of the wreath.  I also added a couple of brown floral wire curls to the top of the pumpkin as well, to act as part of the stem off the regular jute twine stem.

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Soon I had this super cute pumpkin wreath, perfect for Fall!  I’m planning to leave this one up until Thanksgiving {one holiday at a time, right?!}.

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What’s on your front door now?  Is it Fall inspired or are you already prepping for the Christmas holidays?

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Fourth of July Favors}

{Fourth of July Favors}

Hi everyone! I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers and it is such an honor to be here while Meredith takes some time to enjoy that sweet little baby of hers. I’m due in less than 3 months and I’m getting anxious for some baby snuggles!

So have you started crafting for the 4th of July yet? I can’t believe it is just a few weeks away! It seems like it has really snuck up on me this year. This will be the first year that my 2 year old daughter will probably have an idea of what is actually happening and I want her to be able to take part in the festivities. I decided to make some kid friendly Fourth of July Favors Made From Recycled TP Rolls… easy, inexpensive and safe :)

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I am all about recycling and using what’s around the house and this project fits the bill!

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Supplies:

- Red Burlap (about 1/2 yard for 5 favors)

- Red, White and Blue Ribbons

- TP Rolls

- Hot Glue Gun

- Fourth of July Printable (see below)

- Candy For Filler

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Start by cutting your burlap into 15″ X 7 ” pieces. Then gently pull the strings off either side until the edges are straight, and trim.

Place your TP roll directly in the center.

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Start to roll the burlap around the TP roll and place hot glue on the edges to secure it.

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Tie one end of favor with ribbon, fill with candy and then tie the other side.

Happy 4th of July Tag

You can download the FREE printable here, and then print it off. I used my Silhouette to cut each tag, but you could easily just use scissors!

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Place them in a basket and you are good to go! Your guests (of all ages) will love them.I mean who doesn’t like unwrapping a surprise and finding chocolate inside?! :)

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Thanks so much to Meredith for having me over today, hope everyone has a great week and Happy 4th of July!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Yellow & Teal Burlap Wreath}

{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.

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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}.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Valentine’s Day Bunting}

{Valentine’s Day Bunting}

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bit of an obsession with anything involving burlap.  I love how simple it looks, but also that it can make a big statement when decorating and crafting too.  I think one of the best craft store shopping trips I ever made was the day that I went to Hobby Lobby when they got in a huge shipment of burlap.  They had just about every color of the rainbow!  I didn’t go too crazy, but I did buy a few yards of colors that I thought I’d use throughout the year.  Of course I had to get some red…so many holidays incorporate it after all!

I decided to break it out to make some simple Valentine’s Day bunting for our fireplace {it was looking a little too bare after the Christmas garland came down this year}.

Valentine's Day Bunting

To make Valentine’s Day Bunting, you’ll need:

1/4 yard tan burlap

1/4 yard red burlap

hot glue gun/glue sticks

red & white baker’s twine

red raffia

materials

Now, I’m completely estimating on the cuts for the burlap.  I had about 2 yards of each color already on hand.  I’m guessing I used about 1/4 yard of each, maybe even less.

To start, I simply cut four rectangles of the tan burlap.  I believe they were 10 x 8 inches.  I also pulled a few strands off of each side to make them fray.

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I then cut out the x’s and hearts {for my o’s} out of the red burlap.  I didn’t trace or stencil anything.  I just eyeballed it and made adjustments as I cut if I thought it necessary.  To add a bit of dimension I cut a smaller heart out of the tan burlap as well.

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See, nothing about this is perfect, but that’s the beauty of burlap.  I don’t think it’s supposed to be perfect!

To assemble the bunting, I hot glued the x’s and hearts onto each rectangle and hot glued each rectangle on top of a strand of red & white baker’s twine.  I tied off each end to my wrapped beer bottle decor with freshly added  red flower stems and a few Valentine wooden words from the Target $ Spot.  To complete the bunting, I tied a few strands of red raffia between the x’s and hearts.

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Simple, x’s and hearts to get the family in a Valentine’s Day kinda mood!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.