Wednesday, July 18, 2012


The 4th of July Decorations HAD to come down.  Suddenly I was totally sick of them.  I did not want to put up my usual door wreath, and decided to mix it up a bit!

It was probably the easiest thing I have ever done.  (huge bonus!)

 I found this roll of Burlap Garland at the Craft store. What luck...I had a 50% off coupon so it was only 4 bucks! GO ME!!!
 This garland was really easy to work with because the edges and ends were finished nicely when I bought it. 
I took out the middle string from the stitches and gently pulled to gather the garland. 

It gathers really easily as long as you gently pull. I gathered the entire roll.  I gathered half of it from one side and unrolled the other half and began again from the rolls end side.  This made it easier. 

Once the entire roll was gathered, I knotted the ends of the pulled burlap string to secure the ruffle.  I cut a piece of foam core board in the size I needed and began to hot glue the burlap to the board. 

Just keep on lightly gluing the burlap in overlapping circular layers until you get a nice center.  I then took twine string, green lace, ribbon, and tulle and made a bow.  It was super duper easy!
I will be happy with my front door the rest of the Summer...well, unless I get bored! Cuz, that's what I do!

Now, I just have to do something about the smudges on the window!   :]

1 comment:

  1. I love your giant burlap door flower! It's so different!!!