It’s here! A full step by step tutorial for the Petal Burlap Wreath we taught at the Pinners Conference last weekend! We have had lots of requests as our class was sold out! Yahoo!! If you were there, thank you & thank you! We had such a great time and seriously every wreath turned out so beautiful. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a couple pics from the class and of course the full tutorial so you can make a wreath on your own.
Okay that’s it for pictures from the Conference. My darling sister is the other blonde in the pic-she helped us out big time during our class. We totally bombed in the picture department! We planned to take some pics of all the seats filled and all the completed wreaths. Wah-wah……anyway, every seat was filled and every wreath was gorgeous. We loved meeting everyone and loved seeing ladies who doubted their craft abilities walk out with a beautiful wreath- this is such an easy project. For reals.
Here’s what you need to make a petal burlap wreath:
- 12 inch foam wreath form
- 1 yard of burlap
- 72 white boutonniere pins
- fabric scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- 1 yard of 2 1/2 inch wide wired ribbon
- 1/2 yard jute
- hot glue gun
Next start cutting the rest of the burlap. We need about 70 4 by 4 inch squares. Yes, we figured this out exactly in order to have the right amount of supplies for our Pinners class. 🙂 We used a rotary cutter and mat which is a huge time saver if you’ve got it! Start by cutting the burlap into 4 inch wide strips, then cut the strips into 4 inch squares. Pinners class trivia: we cut 7, 200 squares of burlap in 3 days…..crazy!
Now that the wreath form is wrapped and the squares are cut it’s time to start assembling the wreath! Gather the wrapped form, pins, and burlap squares.
Take the other outside corner and fold it to the bottom corner, overlapping the previous corner. (Thank goodness for pictures right?!)
Then pin the burlap petal to the wreath form. Start in the very center of the wreath form. We opted to use pins for 4 reasons.
1 – Hot glue burns our fingers.
2 – We would have needed 100 hot glue guns to have a successful craft class. That’s a lot of burnt fingers.
3 – The pins look beautiful peeking through just a bit.
Okay, repeat, laying each new petal just over the pin from the previous petal. We found it best to do a complete circle right in the center before filling in the rest of the wreath. Pinners class trivia: We also hand counted 7, 200 boutonniere pins and bagged them.
If you’re not comfortable being a big cheater, then we are sorry- ha ha! This cheater method is the best way to avoid a huge fight with your ribbon until you hate each other and you decide the wreath looks stupid with a bow anyway. We all know, it looks cuter with a perfect bow on it! Here’s how to get it!!
Do the same to the other 9 inch strip.
And you are a big cheater. 😉
It’s the most perfect bow of all time! So pretty and no one ever knows we’re not master bow makers!
You can watch a short video of us making this cheater bow on “My Craft Channel” HERE.
One of the best parts about this wreath is that the bow is interchangeable. Switch it out for the seasons or just for fun!
One last Pinners class trivia: We cut 100 yards of ribbon into 9 and 18 inch lengths. And found some of the prettiest Christmas ribbons ever!
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