Saturday, December 8, 2012

Burlap Wreath for the "BRRR" Season

It's is actually getting cold here.  It's been so warm it's hardly seemed like Christmas time.  Maybe we'll see some snow tomorrow, well the weather man says we have a 40 percent chance which means there is a 60 percent chance it probably won't.

Today I worked on a copycat challenge.  I call it that, but the directions for the wreath were in the magazine.  I made it mine though....

Burlap Wreath with Felt Roses
The directions for the wreath are on page 67 of the magazine "Mary Janes Farm" Dec-Jan 2013 edition.  The magazine's version of the wreath is on the cover.  A friend brought this magazine to me last week and I was instantly in love.  A subscription for this mag is on my wish list for Christmas.


Living in a cabin where everything is brown, I opted to use red burlap and instead of ribbon roses, I made mine out of felt. 


All you do is wire one end of a 4" burlap strip to the back of the wire wreath in the middle and wrap the burlap around to the front and back through the middle.  Keep adding strips and wrapping the middle and outside of the wreath until it's nice and full.


When the burlap is all wrapped, add ribbon and fabric roses.  Done.  Fast and perfect for the porch.  It goes very well with my burlap wrapped tree.



It's starting to feel a little like Christmas,


 













Linking up with:

2012 holiday knock-off decor party at Debbie Doos
Cherishedbliss - A Crafty Christmas Link Party
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16 comments:

Amy @ A Blossoming Life said...

This is a really cute idea! I've never seen red burlap but its perfect for Christmas! I would love if you share this at my blog hop! Just started following you! http://www.ablossominglife.com/2012/12/frugal-crafty-home-hop-2.html

Carla said...

Thank you Amy. You are too sweet.

Sara said...

That is gorgeous! Love the red burlap!

Valerie said...

Very cute! We're neighbors...across the state! I've never seen red burlap either, but I'm liking it.

Blessings,
Valerie

P.S. It's really cold here in KC today! My kiddos were fighting me on the coats, scarves, and gloves...until they stepped outside. :)

Debbiedoo's said...

Love it...who doesn't love burlap.Very nice job. Thanks for sharing with the knock off party.

Carla said...

Thank you Sara. The red burlap is fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Carla said...

Nice to meet you, neighbor. It's cold here also. Thank you for stopping by. I love your blog and look forward to watching your farm search.

Carla said...

Oh Debbie, you and I have the love of burlap in common. Thank you for the great parties which are so full of inspiration. Thank you for stopping by.

Paul Alicia Wittkop said...

Love this!! Love burlap in general. I caught your site on Before Meets After, A Crafty Christmas. Turns out, we're also located in Kansas! Small world. Can't wait to try this.

Alicia
www.michnradoest12.blogspot.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! i love it in the red!

LilyWhite said...

Adorable! Thanks for being apart of our blog hop! follow my adventures at lilywhite-designs.com!

xoxo, Jordan

Carla said...

Thank you. It's always nice to meet new neighbors. I'm a burlap fan and am always finding things to do with it. Thank you for stopping by.

Carla said...

I have found all kinds of colors, but I'm partial to red. Thanks for the sweet comment.

Carla said...

I love blogs hops. Thank you and I will keep up with your adventures. Nice to meet you.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

that red is the perfect color!! thank you so much for linking this up!!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very creative! I'd love you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.