I love fall and I love burlap, it’s so rough and pretty. Seriously, what’s not to love?
Recently one a trip to Newfoundland I noticed that everyone has a metal star on their home. I love these metal stars so I scoured Alberta to come up empty handed. I gave up. Then I on a happy accident I found a beautiful black metal star to match my blue and black duplex. I love the east coast colours so naturally my home is east coast blue with gorgeous black stone and matching trim. I couldn’t say no. So, naturally I took the black metal star home.
Then I came across the blog mycrazygoodlife while searching burlap wreaths on Pintrest. It’s a descriptive and simple “how-to” for a burlap wreath. So I was inspired to make a burlap wreath and combine my black star so I can hang it on my front door for a little more privacy. the large glass pane allows anyone who walks up my front steps to peer right into my home. I have a feeling curtains are next.
Here is how I made my wreath:
One large metal star from Rafters ( Brand Stargazer Originals made in Mississauga)
30 yards or 27.3 meters of 6″ wide burlap which worked out to be 3 AShland brand burlap rolls from Michael’s
One 24″ metal wreath blank from Michael’s
A pile of patience
and whatever adornments you want to make your wreath pretty
I followed the instructions for making the wreath from mycrazygoodlife posted above. I pretty much followed them exactly except I did not use floral wire to secure the beginning of each burlap strip I used the small brown twin that held the roll together as part of the packaging.
Here are a few tips that I used to make my wreath.
Double knot the twine onto the frame.
then tie the tail. Voila easy peasy right?
Leave a long tail on the wreath if you plan to hang it by a strap over the door instead of a traditional metal hook.
then take the tail and put it through this hole
loop in into here and pull through.
And here it is on my door. It’s been up from October 2014 until today and it is in great shape. I did not seal it with anything.
Check it out on HOMETALK here