Thursday, January 12, 2012

Red Burlap Heart Wreath Tutorial

Burlap is my #1 go-to craft item these days, so I literally gasped when I saw RED burlap at Jo Ann's the other day.  I bought all that was left from the bolt {about a yard and a half} thinking it would be plenty.  I used it all that same day and need to go back for more already!  Here's what I made with half of it... this "accordian" style red burlap heart wreath.

It was very easy and inexpensive to make.  The only supplies were the hanger, red burlap, wire bending tool {what in the world is that thing called?}, and ribbon for hanging.


I pulled and twisted a wire hanger until it was in the rough shape of a heart...


cut the burlap into loooooooong strips, about an inch and a half wide and really long {sorry, I didn't actually measure}


Then I just folded them back and forth, while piercing each piece of the burlap onto the end of the wire hanger. 


And I just kept going and going, back and forth until one side was filled with these gorgeous folds of red burlap.  Then just repeat on the other side, trim the edges that appear too shabby {I love shabby, but it was a mess when I first finished!}, fluff it up and add a ribbon to hang.  I'm loving jute these days so I added this jute webbing with red on it for my ribbon.

Here she is hanging from an old shutter I found at a local antique shop, along with my old framed sheet of music {by the way, I love that thing.  It's from an old Spanish monastery and was given to us by my in-laws.  And I have no idea what it says.} 


 Those adorable little mailboxes {from the $1 section at Target and I added red vinyl to them} will be used during our Valentine's Day Countdown starting on February 1st.   They're perched on top of handmade cupcake stands made for me by my friend Jen at Twiddler House.


 Also on the piano {that I really should dust more often... oops} is this Valentine's Day print from Beth Proudfoot and that sweet little bird tiered dish that holds some heart candy.  I love that candy dish, even though it's really supposed to be a jewelry holder :)


I have a few more Valentine's Day posts coming up {I know I'm early here, but I LOVE Valentine's Day and once we get going on our Valentine's Day Countdown starting on February 1st I'll be posting some of those crafts/activities/sweet treats then!}  

But be sure to check back tomorrow for a special Valentine's Day giveaway from one of my very favorite Etsy sellers!!  I would love for you to follow me on Facebook or here on this blog via Google Friend Connect {on the right side of this page} so you don't forget to come back tomorrow!  xoxo



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16 comments:

Amanda said...

Love it! Just finished a red burlap heart, too! Will post it later today...or email you a picture! I love yours. So simple!
I just about squealed, too, when I saw red burlap! The lady at my Hobby Lobby said she didn't get that happy over it anymore:) haha.

Amanda

Jen said...

I am in Love with the ease of this adorable red heart wreath!! Very very cute! ...you got me thinking again! lol! My poor laundry pile is getting so high! :)

Tina said...

I love the wreath!!! Wish I had one...I am just not that crafty and so busy with my homework and kids, etc!! Wishing I was more like you in every way!!

Chrissy + Nate said...

SO cute! I have been using quite a bit of burlap myself... but RED?! I don't blame you that you gasped! I may have to try this myself :)

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Tricia said...

Love this wreath!!!!! I need to try this because there were NO heart foam wreaths at Michaels for my original Valentine's wreath idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Stopping by from tt&j. This is such a cute wreath! I saw the link and thought 'I could never make this!' But your tute was very clear and I may have to give it a try! Thanks for the idea :)

I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party if you get a chance :)

Emily said...

Definitely getting to work on one of these for Valentine's Day!! :) Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog... Have a great weekend!

Emily @ BabyBerry
http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/2012/01/find-your-craft-friday-6.html

Michelle Paige said...

Laurie! Thanks for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! I' following you back!

Natalie Dixon said...

You know I love it! You're so clever! Thanks for linking up!

Hani@Craftionary said...

Aww I love it! The wreath idea is so simple and looks awesome.. I love the cute little mails boxes, subway art and the tray arrangements on your table.. thanks for linking up!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love this post! I'm having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!!!

Ashley said...

Love it! It looks so good on the white shutter!

Édina Cunha said...

Oh my good! Great idea! Love it, tks

Kisses darling

Six Sisters said...

The burlap heart wreath is soooo cute! Thank you for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back to share more great ideas next Saturday. -The Sisters

The Happy Huntress said...

Thank you Laurie. This inspired me to make my own. I have given you credit and linked you to my site www.huntingforfaithandhappiness.com Thanks for inspiring me to do something again. I had missed crafting.

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Thanks for the post. I had been looking for something related and found your web site in the process.. I will definitely be back for more.

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