Thursday, December 1, 2011

Burlap Wreath

Hello my blogging friends!  Sorry that I haven't posted in a while.  My husband and I took our daughter, Emma, on a surprise vacation to Disney World!  She had no idea whatsoever!  I will have more on that in another post, I promise.  I just wanted to share with you a wreath that I made for an auction.  My sister, Beth, is the Executive Director of the Center for Family Unity in Jamestown, New York and she asked me if I would make a wreath for an auction that they are having for her center.  The agency that she works for helps to prevent child abuse, so I was totally on board to help out!

I have seen tons of these wreaths all over the Internet and thought I would try it out.  Turns out, it was a lot of fun, time-consuming, but fun!  I started with a 14" foam wreath that I wrapped in canvas.  I have around 264 4x4 squares of burlap in this baby, but who's counting?  The little rosettes were made with canvas and I stitched some pearl buttons in the centers for some added interest.  Hope you like it!








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14 comments:

karah said...

Your wreath is beautiful The attention to detail is impeccable. Love it!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I'm pinning this beauty!

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said...

that is so lovely and shabby chic! you did a great job. i would love for you to link up to Find your craft Friday!

http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2011/12/find-your-craft-friday-link-party.html

Katie Franck said...

very,very pretty!

Allison said...

Beautiful! I just made burlap stockings and was thinking of doing a burlap wreath! This looks time consuming though! thanks for sharing.

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

SO gorgeous!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Absolutely beautiful :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Jami said...

What a beautiful wreath! Hope it brought in a lot of money for the children's charity. Thanks for sharing it at the Tuesday To Do party! You're a List Maker this week! Feel free to stop by later and snag a button!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Olio! said...

That wreath is fantastic! I love the look of the full folds. I'd love to make one. Any estimation on how long this project might take. What other textiles do you think might work well? It is really great looking!

April said...

This is soo pretty! I love it! Excellent work!

Our DIY Diaries said...

This is so pretty! I would love for you to share this at our link party!

http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab-link-party-2-and-features.html

Jen

Karyn @ DFC said...

Gorgeous!

Marlene Detierro said...

That looks lovely. That's going on my list of things to do!!!

Marlene Detierro (Heavy Haul Trucking)

Amy Papale said...

Thank you all for your comments! You are all so sweet!