My Wreath Resolution

I already started my wreath goal with the help of team punctuation. We made burlap rose wreaths. They were pretty easy (right ;?) but making all the roses is time consuming. There are about 6-7 large roses and 8-9 small roses on each wreath. I had to hold Alexis hostage so she could help us make roses to get them finished faster.

We painted and cut our burlap. You can also buy colored burlap that is already 3″-4″ wide from Michael’s. Of course we discovered this too late, but at least our wreaths are 100% customized. Start by cutting burlap strips: 24″ for small roses, and 36″ for large roses. If you are cutting from a sheet of burlap, the strips can be anywhere from 2″-5″ in width. Fold each strip in half and iron to keep the fold. If you are painting your roses, paint them after you iron.

Make a long stitches alone the open ends of the burlap strips. Don’t tie a knot at the end of your stitches, just a leave long trail of thread on both ends.

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When you’re finished stitching, hold one end of the burlap and  push the other end of the strip towards the end you’re holding. The burlap will bunch and gather to form the rose.

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You can also bunch the burlap as you stitch.

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Tie the ends of the thread to hold the rose together.

We embellished the roses by hot gluing beads, buttons, and little leather flowers we got from Michael’s to the center of the roses. I also made little burlap leaves. Cut the burlap into a square, fold over to make a triangle,  then fold the 2 corners to meet in the middle corner to make a leaf.

Hot glue the roses and leaves to a twig wreath. My wreath was more oval shaped, and Sarah’s was round.

I love how the wreaths were made in the same style and at the same time, yet they look totally different.

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