One of the projects that I want to highlight is my burlap bubble wreath...which was inspired by Pinterest. First, I will show you my finished project, then, we'll get into the "details":
I was "inspired" to create this burlap bubble wreath via my favorite inspiration site...you guessed it...Pinterest!! Below is the pin that I referred to for my instructions to create my burlap bubble wreath...Janet @ todaysfabulousfinds.blogspot.com developed a great tutorial on how to create the bubble burlap effect...I LOVED her AFTER!!! I fell in love...and I knew I MUST MAKE one of my own...I followed her steps almost exclusively...however, I did do a few things differently...here is my pin to her website...feel free to check her out....
Instead of a foam wreath, I purchased a large straw wreath at the local Goodwill...it had some ugly fake flowers on it that I removed. My wreath ended up being quite a bit larger than my "pinspiration" wreath...so I had to cut more squares than she suggested...no problem!!!
Onto the first step...I cut lots of 4" x 4" square burlap squares...she called for about 90...I say I had to cut about 120-130 to cover my wreath (I lost count...I kept cutting until I quit seeing wreath surface area). Measure and cut the first square and use it as template so you don't have to keep measuring all of the squares (they don't have to be exact).
Once you have your squares cut, you will begin making your "bubbles". This is done by placing the corners together as seen in the following pictures:
|First Fold: Corner to Corner|
|Second Fold: Bring one of the bottom triangle corners up to the top corner|
|Third Fold: Bring the other side up to the top corner (all of the corners will be meeting up in the same area)|
I also decided to personalize my wreath...because I simply love personalization and monograms...my personal taste!!! So I purchased an "L" at Hobby Lobby while they were on sale and spray painted it...then added it with some hot glue...the final results:
While fairly simple once the technique is mastered...I will admit it did take some time to complete...However, I'm SO HAPPY with how it turned out. The great thing is...it does not have to be uniform; each "bubble" can be unique...so, if one is a little bigger than its neighbor..THAT IS OKAY...it adds to its charm!!
I took pictures of it in its temporary location...it is going to be moved to a permanent location soon. Currently, it is hanging on a hanger that I purchased at an estate sale last year that I love (you know I love those sales!!!)...but, I plan on a permanent hanger solution in its permanent placement. You could also add ribbon to hang it...however, I plan to hang it with a hook...similar to how it is currently hanging...it will probably show up in another post down the road in a before and after post.
Hope you are inspired...let me know what you have been inspired by recently!!! Much love and blessings,
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