Thursday, October 20, 2011

31 Days: Day 20 - Ruffled Burlap Wreath

Only 11 more days to go!  I can't believe that I've actually stuck to this!  I have a confession to make, though, my house is a disaster!  I am crafting all the time!  First for this blog, and then for a craft show in a couple of weeks!  I didn't know about the craft show when I decided to do this, but when I was asked, I decided why not?  Well, fortunately - Mr. Right is very tolerant and even plays along a little!  (Meaning, when I want to make something, he helps me out!)

So - today's idea for a Christmas gift is a wreath.  You could make any kind of wreath that you like - maybe you'd like to try the book page one like this one.  There are tons of different ideas on the Internet that you could try - I am going to show you today is made from this burlap sack and a metal clothes hanger.

I got the sack from a rummage sale for $2!  I got several of them at the same sale. 

I cut about a 4 inch strip from the sack.  When I cut down the side of the sack, it opened up to be pretty long.  I ended up using 3 sections of the sack.

I opened the hanger up and just strung the burlap through the hanger back and forth.  Then fluff up the burlap and turn it, and it starts to look ruffled!  It was seriously, less than a 30 minute project in all.

I used the twine sewn seam that I cut off to open up the sack for a bow and a hanger on the top.  I think that I am going to go back into it and put a spot of hot glue here and there to hold the burlap in place.   Also, put the opening of the hanger on the side, because the burlap slides downwards.  I think the hot glue would prevent that.

Hope you enjoy this idea - please let me know what you think of the wreath!  Check out the blogs I love to link up to in the right column. 


  1. What a fantastic idea, I can honestly say I would never have looked at a burlap sack and thought wreath, it turned out great!
    I wonder if it would take to dye well?, it would be great if you could dye it red and do the same sort of wreath for Valentines Day.

  2. Great idea!!! Nice to have those quickie projects. I became a follower to keep up on all your other great ideas.

    If you get a chance you'll have to check out my blog sometime.


  3. What a clever idea! I don't think I would have thought of using a burlap bag for a wreath!
    PS just checked out your "Other Blog" has it been awhile since you've had your airstream out? We are in Sisters this weekend! Cold but fun!!

  4. Great wreath! Thank you for linking it with Home Sweet Home!

  5. I love your wreath! :) thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!

  6. Wow, fab wreath AND great find-- those burlap sacks are HOT right now! Can't believe you got them for $2. Very jealous. :-)

    Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday on my blog, and I hope you'll stop back to link up more of your fantastic projects!


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