Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
Well, I finally got the project supplies and I got the project completed as you can see from the picture. I must say I am pretty proud of myself. This wreath is the first one I have ever made and I am telling you, once you get going, it becomes super easy.
I know a quarter of it is different burlap, allow me to explain. I never really do a project without there being something slightly different with it. This kind of wreath project has been quite popular on crafting sites here recently and I have been intimidated to try this. I ended up finding out, thanks to Google, that this was super easy to make. I looked at a supplies list and it said to use two rolls of the burlap, I bought two rolls…mistake. I ran out of that burlap about three quarters of the way through. I called my local JoAnn’s and found out that most people really liked that burlap and they were all out. So, I went to Walmart and in the bridal decor section, I found the burlap that shows off the cross. Finding a cross without having to drive an hour and a half away to Hobby Lobby was interesting, by the way.
First, you will need at least three rolls of burlap. I would suggest four to be on the safe side. To me, it is better to have left over, than not enough. For my first time making this, I have learned that lesson and I will not make that mistake again. I love this burlap mesh as it is quite a bit stiffer and just makes these amazing loops that seem to go on for days. The amazing part of this project is there is no hot glue to be used, unless it suits your fancy. I simply used gardening wire to secure the beginning and end of each roll of burlap.
With this description of the project, I will be more or less giving a bit of tips for this project rather than detailing how to complete this project. Be on the look out for a Facebook Live where I show you how to do this. This is definitely one of those projects I have learned, is easier to show than write a description.
The next bit of advice I can give is to make sure you have time to do at least the looping of all of the burlap in one sitting. I had to leave in the middle of the project to get more burlap and I found that I personally, lost my groove on the project and had to find it again. Not that this is a huge problem, but it can be time consuming to get your hands back in the groove of looping the burlap twisting and sliding over each section.
I had a bunch of things that I was going to add to this wreath. However, I decided in the case of this particular wreath, less is more. I did not want the focus of the wreath to be anything other than the cross. Keep in mind, I made this project to hang on my church’s door. I did not want something super big or over the top fancy. My church is a little home church, where every one is southern and humble. We treat each other as family and we love our crosses. I wanted the cross to be the main focus, because Christ is the reason for this holiday, in my book.
Speaking of the cross, that was a fun adventure. I went to JoAnn’s and that place was cleared out of crosses. I only found a plain wooden one, which I would have used, if it weren’t for finding the Easter yard decor at Walmart. I went in and I noticed the cross had the two things I wanted; a pretty color and the phrase, “He is Risen.” The only thing I did not care for, was the stake attached to it. That was a very simple fix, husband to the rescue and BOOM a beautiful cross fit for my wreath. I attached the cross by drilling a small hole at the top and at the bottom. Using more gardening wire I fastened the cross to the wreath.
I used blue cable ribbon to give a pop of color throughout the wreath. I chose that color simply to match my cross. I have also been digging blues here recently and wanted to work with that color. I really love how the blue really pops with the color of the burlap.
When I finished putting this together and had it hanging on a hook, I truly fell in love with the project. I would most definitely suggest that if you haven’t tried doing your own wreath, give it try. Not only was this project something that is oddly extremely satisfying, but it gives such a beautiful addition to any door.
While this particular wreath is for Easter, there are so many different themes that can fit on a wreath. I will be doing one for baseball as my little man has started Teeball. Once that is completed, I will be posting pictures and probably giving another post on here to share.
If you have made a wreath, let me know what theme you did and what you thought of the process of the project. I will be making this project often.
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Thank you and God Bless!