Burlap & Lace Wreath {With Sweater Flowers}

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!
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  1. It's beautiful!!! You are so creative!!! 🙂

  2. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says

    Soooo pretty Alison!! I love the combo of all the different textures. Thos sweater roses are beautiful!

  3. I love that you didn't have to buy anything. It is so pretty! Love it:)

  4. Amy @ Positively Splendid says

    This is gorgeous, Alison!

  5. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Alison! This is stunning! Love the mixture of fabrics. The sweater flowers are gorgeous! Great job! (And I'm glad nap time is back!)

  6. I featured this today – Today's Top 20!

    Woo Hoo!

  7. The Crafty Gals says

    I saw this over at Today's Top 20. I LOVE it! It's so cute. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. What a great wintery wreath. Very cute.

  9. No Ordinary Me says

    Very neat. I love it.

  10. Love the sweater flowers! I've been wanting to try some of my own.

  11. That's beautiful Alison! That would go so nicely with my burlap and doily luminaries, don't you just love the combo of burlap and lace! 🙂

  12. Thoughts from my Page says

    I like the colors and textures in this wreath, very pretty.

  13. Sassy Sites! says

    I LOVE this wreath!! It's so versitile too and can go on my door all year! 🙂 I love the sweater flowers too. Super cute!! Thanks for linking it up at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!


  14. ann @ my life as prose. says

    it's lovely! i really like the natural color with the white and gold.. so classy! 🙂

  15. Trisha @ The Sweet Survival says

    This is gorgeous and I love all of the sweater rosettes!

  16. Love this and the mix of textures – visiting from Show and Tell!

  17. Daydream Believer says

    This is SO lovely! 🙂 M*

  18. this wreath came out so beautiful and I love that you re-purposed your old sweater than held such a sentimental value to it. I love ideas like this because I’ve been collecting ideas to use for re-purposing some old clothes that I can’t donate due to holes and stains – kids! Thank you for this great idea.
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