I’ve had my neon flower wreath on the front door for far too long now! Its October for heaven’s sake! Neon Pink isn’t exactly a fall color 🙂 So before I get CRAZY busy with market and shop stuff, I decided it was time for a new wreath, a painted burlap flower fall wreath to be exact 🙂
Pretty sure this is one of the best wreaths I’ve made. I’m very much in love with it! 😀
It was nice to whip out the glue gun and go to town… it had been way too long since I was creative for fun… not for the shop and this was so good for my soul!
Here’s how I made it…
I got a “grapevine” wreath from walmart. It was less than 5 bucks.
Then I wrapped about a third of the wreath with “Gold” red heart yarn. Around and around and around. Slightly time consuming and definitely boring.
Once the wreath was wrapped, I got out my burlap, glue gun and paints.
I knew that I wanted a mix of flower styles and colors. There are 2 basic styles of fabric flowers used – rolled rosette and petal roses. Rolled rosettes are pretty simple. Roll, glue, roll some more and there are lots of tutorials for this style. For the petal roses, I cut 3 petal templates (small, medium and large), traced the templates onto the burlap and then cut out 20 to 30 petals in each size. Using 3 inches of jute string folded in half as the stem, glue one of the small petals completely around to start the flower center. Glue and wrap and glue some more gradually going up in size. Again, there are tutorials out there for this style of fabric flower and they’re pretty simple. You’ll get hot glue all over your fingers though, so not recommended as a project for children.
Once the flowers were made I mixed up some red and yellow PLAID acrylic paints to get the mix of colors I wanted. For the petal roses, separate the petals, place the petal you’re painting against a covered surface and paint starting at the base and working out. Have fun.. it’s not complicated and the results are worth the mess!
Yep. I definitely love it!
Do you have a fall wreath on your door?