It seems that every January, I am so consumed with recovering from Christmas and planning for Valentine's Day, that my winter decor is quickly forgotten. Alright, it's more like extinct. But not this year!! Last week, this wreath came to me in a dream. No kidding. I actually woke up with a vision of this wreath! It's still like eye candy to me. I'm lovin' it! And I even have a tutorial for you today!
I started out by cutting my burlap into strips about 2-3 inches wide. I used my favorite spray adhesive, and just started wrapping the burlap around a straw wreath.
I just kept on wrapping until the wreath was covered. Between the burlap fuzzies and the straw, this was one messy process! (Little Man was quite disturbed when he woke up and found the carpets a mess!)
One of the best things about this wreath is that I didn't have to buy anything... I had everything on hand! I had a few lace scraps, and I wrapped them loosely around the wreath. I used small dabs of hot glue to secure them to the burlap. I actually used 2 different kinds of lace (Shhh, don't tell!).
Nothing says winter like a sweater. Especially a creamy sweater! This sweater is special to me because I wore it to my wedding dinner. But sadly, the little jewels were falling off, and I knew it had seen better days. I decided that this sweater would live forever through this winter wreath!
I made a whole assortment of flowers out of the sweater! Don't they look just lush and warm?! I think I made 4 different kinds of flowers... went a little crazy! But I love the variety! I used some of the silver buttons and jewels from the sweater to embellish some of the flowers. I had some gold buttons and decided to add some gold touches, too!
I arranged all the flowers on the wreath and just hot glued them on. I think I probably made just a touch too many, but that's okay!
To hang the wreath, I made a simple loop out of jute. I hot glued the loop to the wreath, and then covered it with another strap of burlap.
I thought I was done. I even hung it on my door all weekend. But something was missing. I finally figured it out today....
So I added this gold bow from my Christmas stash. I simply pinned it on. I LOVE this finishing touch! Here it is hanging on my red door:
Now... on to Valentine's Day!