I have never been a big fan of burlap. I have however, always been a fan of brown and blue together. I was looking for something for the front door that would be a little different and perhaps even double as a decoration for the Mermaid Tea Party.
I was poking around at the local Hobby Lobby and the burlap was on sale 50% off as were the tiny teal flowers. Then I found the 18” metal frame that was $3. The fabric and beads I had. Although, I did splurge on new large glue gun while I was there. More glue more power, right?
First I assembled all of the flowers (well not completely but it makes more sense that way). I made each of the three large fluffy flowers by folding and cutting squares of fabric to make petals, then stringing them together.
I also made a few extra petals to place along the wreath. The cream colored ones were lightly sprayed with Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint in bronze. Again – lightly sprayed. Then I glued the pearl beads to the center all the flowers, the ones I made and the tiny ones I bought.
I glued all the flowers to a circle of left over quilt batting I had, but felt would probably do just as well.
On to the Burlap – I started by “weaving” the burlap through the frame.
This part probably took the longest, and I used way more than any of the tutorials I read recommended. They all said about 15 feet; I used something around thirty, but it’s nice and fluffy.
After all of the burlap was woven through the frame I attached the flowers and the rest of the beads. Then, a pretty piece of ribbon for a hanger.