Thursday, December 8, 2011

DIY: Burlap and Poinsettia Wreath

In continuation with my Christmas theme this month, today I'd like to share my holiday wreath.  I am obsessed with DIY wreaths and was literally chomping at the bit to have Thanksgiving over with just so I could take down my fall wreath and put up my new Christmas wreath.

It turned out a little bit differently than I had envisioned, but I still ended up loving it the same, if not more. I like how the burlap gives it a natural, rustic feel while the poinsettia really makes a pop, and the beads add a settle splash of bling.

This is such an easy project that it obviously doesn't need a tutorial. But I took the time to take and edit the pictures just for you, so I went ahead and did one.

Wreath form (I used a straw one because that was the cheapest. I just kept the plastic wrap on it and it worked out perfectly)
Seed Beads

1. Cut burlap into strips and hot glue around the wreath slightly overlaying each strip.

2. Cut out poinsettia shaped petals with red felt.

3. Cut out a circle of the felt. This provides something to hold the shape of the flower. You can see all the burlap fibers in this picture. I was wearing a black skirt and black tights during this project...not smart.

Anyway, glue all the petals on to form the poinsettia. I just started on the outer edge as you can see above, then layered the petals to make it look 3D.

4. Put a big glob of hot glue in the center and drench it with seed beads. That's what I had on hand, but I bet something like a vintage button would be even prettier.

5. Cut out a couple leaves (sorry no picture, I bet you can figure it out) then glue the whole flower and leaves onto the burlap wreath.

Cheap (I spent less than $6) and easy! Yet a festive, cheerful, and a lovely way to welcome all your guests into your home. If you have a diy wreath, leave the link for me. I'm always looking for some great ideas!

Linked up at Katie's Nesting Spot and Delightful Order.


Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Awesome frugal project, I just love your diy poinsettia:)

Emily said...

Gorgeous! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog... Have a great Friday!

Emily @ BabyBerry

beckaboots said...

Awesome! I love poinsettias. This is super cute.

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The 'Smarty Pants' Family said...

Following during the hop! Hope you will stop by and do the same

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