Last week I was able to spend some time doing a little crafting as the kiddies were away for the day. While I wanted to take advantage of a quiet house and do a little painting, I instead decided to make this wreath and begin making the transition into Fall. I showed you a little peek of this wreath on my FB last week.
I used some burlap from Canvas Corp as well as canvas sheets to make these oak leaves. You can see how I make them here.
1. Rip long strips of drop cloth about 3" wide. I ripped them the length of the drop cloth which I think it's 8'.
2. Dip in tea or coffee to stain (if desired)
3. Hang to dry
4. Wrap foam wreath with the cloth, making sure you cover the entire wreath and pin in place
5. Tie a lose knot around the wreath and cut excess cloth6. Untie the knot and use as measurement for the rest of the strips
7. The picture above shows you how I tied the knots of both burlap and drop cloth around the wreath until entire wreath was covered
8. Embellish with flowers, leaves, etc.
Note: Because of my impatience I decided to dry the drop cloth in the drier, which unfortunately turned into a huge mess as the strips became extremely tangled and frayed. Will I ever learn?
I really like the softness of the wreath, yet the various textures of the dried hydrangeas and of course the burlap scream Fall to me.
I love summer, but during the Fall months is when my creativity seems to take a little bit of a spike as I always feel more inspired. I am not really sure what it is about Fall that makes me feel like a 'real' artist.
During mt recent time off, I had time to think about what I want for this little Craftberry Bush. I am not sure how things will unfold, but I do know I want you to be a part of it. Be it through a linky party, Q&A sessions, New Blogger highlights...basically all those little things that were helpful to me when I first started.
My journal is overflowing with ideas and I can't wait to start sharing!
As usual, thank you for being here!
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