Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY Burlap Wreath

Truth be told (why is this a thing?), I don't like it when Justin is out of town.  I don't know how some of you awesome and amazing wives do it (especially you military wives) but I get really lonesome when my husband isn't here.  Last weekend Justin took a group of our students on their annual ski trip to West Virginia.  They had an amazing time and I'm so glad everyone got to go but I was definitely missing him and missing being with our students.  But, Silas and I had fun.  We spent our weekend getting crafty, playing with his new animal set, coloring pictures, watching Lady & The Tramp and slowly continuing the process of getting organized.  We had plenty to keep us busy - and that's what I have to do when Justin is gone - stay busy.  My friend and I had a girls night and decided to be all creative and make new wreaths, it was just about having fun and hanging's how my turned out...

 It was easy and besides the wreath form (thank you Erin!) I just used things I already owned.  Here are my steps below..

1. Cover your wreath in burlap
2. Find and old diaper box 
3. Trace or draw your letter - mine was free-form, I know it looks pro, just kidding - it looks hand drawn.
4. Cut it out
5. Wrap your letter in yarn (I used a little hot glue here and there to keep it to stay in place) and then hot glue it to your wreath.
8. Hot glue them onto your wreath

Your're done!  Yay!

I think I'm feeling kind of springy these days in the dead of Winter.  I'm so thankful for sweet friends who keep me company when Justin is away.  Everyone needs a good crafty night every now and again.  

Hope you are having a great week! What kind of crafty things are you guys working on?  Share with me!


  1. So simple and so chic. I'll have to try this out one day! You did a great job :)

  2. Your wreath is so pretty! I like the "C"...I like pink! Plus I think monogramming is cute.

    I recently worked on a Valentine's Day banner. Come take a look :)

  3. Love this! It's so pretty and I never would have thought to use cardboard for the letter!

    New follower from the GFC hop.

    Xo, B

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