Monday, March 26, 2012

A $7 Springtime Wreath Made In Under 30 Minutes

After the winter pom pom wreath took me like 300 hours to make I wanted something quick and easy for the front door this spring. As you know I also really love inexpensive creations. This wreath hit it out of the ballpark on both counts.

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I began with a wire frame I purchased at Joann’s for 50% off. The burlap garland was found at Michael’s and I used a 40% coupon. The total for the two items was $5.00.

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It is best to do this project outside as burlap can be a bit messy. Simply make a loop with the burlap ribbon and push it under and up through the wire ring.

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I went back and forth across all three rows. Scrunching the loops together to get the desired fullness.

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The entire roll of burlap ribbon was used to get this effect. Some faux willow was added that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. The stem was $3.99 at 50% off.  It was hot glued onto the burlap.

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I had the bird’s nest and quail eggs on hand. But you can find them at any craft store. A few of the branches of the willow were woven into the nest to make it blend better. Simple green wire holds the underside of the nest onto the wire wreath form.

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Don’t worry, you can’t see any of the wire wreath form even from the side.

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Tomorrow I will show you what is on my front porch.

Laura

 Linking to:

320 Sycamore Under $10 Under 1 Hour

42 comments:

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Easy project? YES! But it looks lovely because you embellished it so well!The simple touch done on one side was just right!
Lorraine

Debbie said...

This has every element that I love. It's really pretty, seasonal but unique, inexpensive, and I think easy. I say that because I haven't tried to copy yet.

Oh, but I bet I will...

openid said...

Laura,

Your wreath is the perfect dressing for any door! I like the juxtaposition of the burlap and the delicate faux flowers. Simplistic spring beauty!

Love,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Gracie's Cottage said...

Love this!

Jan

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

The wreath looks great and I love how easy it was to make.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is simply gorgeous Laura!!! I am pinning this now!!

Linda said...

That went together fast.
I remember those wire wreathes and making pine cone wreathes with them.
I'm aging myself...
Thanks for the tutorial.

Sherri B. said...

Simple, sweet and lovely all at the same time...thanks ! xo

Maple Lane said...

I love it, Laura.

Cristina Garay said...

Great! I love how you created a soft effortless design with the burlap loops! Thanks for showing us how!

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laxsupermom said...

Love your wreath! I had no idea it was so easy to create those graceful folds in the burlap. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

This is a beautiful wreath! I love it. :)

Hope all is going well in your world.
Love,
Linda

Lisa said...

Very pretty,Laura! Love the bird's nest!

Jill Elaine said...

VERY cute. I love burlap:) Can't wait to get some spring decor going here now that we are home from vacation!!!

Auntie Em said...

You are a genius! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Laura! Such a great look and not too flowery. Love the nest addition. It reminds me a little of the picture frame wreath I did for my front door. I wound up using that same burlap garland.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

So sweet!
I love all things burlap.

Whimsey Creations said...

Simply beautiful!

Dawn said...

Love your wreath ! And the birds nest was a perfect touch !

Miss Sandy said...

Exquisite! I love the simplicity, texture, and ease of this project. I so want to make on for the farm house. Thank you for a quick easy and cost effective tutorial!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How adorable, the nest just makes it!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful springtime wreath! I always wondered how one uses those frames!

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! Oh, how pretty and it was really that fast? I love it.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kelley said...

This is decor to adore, Laura. Simply precious. Those sprigs just set it off. Love it!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love it! Just send on over so I can hang it on my door! ;)

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

love it laura!!!!

Linda Meeks said...

Perfect!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love the wreath. And I love the house in your header!!

martinealison said...

Mademoiselle printemps en est très honorée... Une très belle couronne.
gros bisous

French Basketeer.com said...

I want to try this now!!! LOVE!!!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

You are incredibly creative to produce this stunning wreath. It would suit our front door perfectly.
Bisous.

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

So great, might try a version for summer!

Mrs. Handyverger said...

Who would have thought that a burlap ribbon could look so elegant? :) I had sooo much trouble working with a green sparkly version of that to make a simple bow, but I love how you used it in this project. Maybe I'll give the green sparkly stuff another change in a different incarnation!

Barb said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Donna said...

I love your wreath! I could see this in my house!
I am your newest follower.
Hugs,
Donna

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I have been wanting to make a burlap wreath, and now I am encouraged because I've seen how you made yours so beautiful. Thank you!

Debbie Huffaker said...

I adore this wreath....and love the fact that you don't have to cut the burlap and have those strings all over the place. It's gorgeous!!!

CAS said...

This is an adorable wreath, Laura! I really like the color of your burlap.

Wow, I know last week in Phoenix was bazaar, weather-wise. I thought our garden was going to get washed away! We actually lost a little cucumber to that one night cold-snap. Absolutely gorgeous this week. Wouldn't it be great if it stayed this way ALL summer....lol?
CAS

Designs By Pinky said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! I want to make one now. I am wondering how the loops stay in place! I will ahve to just try this and see. Love it!!! XO, Pinky

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is so cute!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Hi Laura! This is so sweet and simple..perfect for spring! I especially love it on that white door.

Marilyn Holeman said...

Hi Laura, I'm visiting from 320*Sycamore. I love your wreath It's pretty and clever.

Also, your beautiful header caught my eye. I love your "It's Spring" sign. Is that in the public domain? I'd love to print out a copy of that and put it on my picture ledge!