With the New Year, many of us are full of hope for better things, for more happiness, better luck, improved health.
Our Crew member, Mona Leonard made a burlap wreath on which to display her 2018 wishes.
I thought it would be nice to make a wreath for your hopes in 2018 so I took out a Dollar Store Christmas wreath and my neverending stash of natural burlap and started playing. – says Mona.
Mona used the following materials:
Canvas Corp Burlap by the Yard
Canvas Corp Cord Rope Natural
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Black
Star decoration, Chipboards
I couldn’t find a wire wreath frame so I got this garland wreath at the Dollar Store; I cut all the garland off the wreath leaving me with a empty wreath to play around with.
I started by cutting my burlap into 4 inch strips, then added a layer of burlap all around my wreath and also on the inside ring.
This is where the fun starts… I folded my burlap in two and made loops in all three spaces, gave it a twist then started a second row doing three rows then tying it with a piece of twine.
I did that all around the wreath until it was completely finished.
Now that my wreath was finished, I needed to decorate it.
I started by making a bow – I then took the stems of my bow and tied them using some pipe cleaners every 4 inches around the wreath.
I glued a few flower stems here and there to give the wreath a bit of a contrasting bright color.
I used some Chalkboard paint to paint my rectangle cardstock and white marker to write my new year’s key words on my little blackboards. I also used Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in black to paint my star.
For the finishing touches, I glued all my blackboard words into place.
Happy Friday crafting!!!