BURLAP BUBBLE WREATHS
I've been busy in my little shack making these fun burlap bubble wreaths. Burlap bubble wreaths are all the rage these days and are pretty easy to make. I don't know about you, but each time I see an "easy" DIY project on Pinterest, it usually ends up costing me a small fortune. I'm the type that enjoys the process and am amused by the creative ways I complete each project, even though I've usually forgotten a few things when I was at the store. Sometimes the finished project is entirely modified by the time I get to the end... because now I'm an engineer, too, right? (Been there before?). And, because I know that there are both types of us out there, you can read this tutorial and watch my video and then decide if you should buy or DIY. If you choose to buy, I hope you'll take a look at the unique burlap bubble wreaths I've made that you can purchase right here on my website! No two are exactly alike, so if you like one, grab it quick ;). If they're sold out, be sure to Contact me. I try to keep up, but honestly, it's just me. I dream of the day there is a team of people helping me with this, but, for now, it's a one-woman show!
If you're still reading, and not making a mad dash to my online checkout, I assume you're ready to DIY, so let's begin! You're going to need the following: (contains affiliate links). Don't panic, there's a video link at the bottom!
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Wire wreath frame like this one
- Wide burlap ribbon (4 - 5 inches wide works best. For an 18" wreath, I used about 25 feet of the ribbon)
- Embellishments (nests, feathers or whatever you choose)
Notice the wreath frame has three rings that go all the way around that are divided into sections. These two words will be important -rings and sections...
Begin by tying a knot with the burlap ribbon to the back of the wreath, first section, inner ring:
Next, flip the wreath over so the front is facing you. Beginning with the first section and the inner ring, push the ribbon up from the back forming a wide loop that sticks out from the front of the wreath about 2 - 3 inches. Repeat this again in the middle ring and finally the outer ring. Use your fingers to hold the 3 loops in place and to help you keep the loops about the same size. At this point, it should look like this:
Next, slide the three loops to the side and twist the burlap about 2 full times. Starting with the outer ring this time, repeat that entire process in the same section, working towards the middle ring.
Twist the ribbon about two times again and move to the next section and keep repeating this process until you've gotten all the way around the wreath. After the last section, you can cut the burlap ribbon but MAKE SURE you leave enough to tye a knot to the end of the wire frame.
It takes a little work figuring it out, but once you've finally got it, you'll realize it's actually pretty easy. If you're going to hang your wreath from the same burlap ribbon or another type of ribbon or rope, you can add that now. Without pulling too hard on any loops, fluff and fold your loops so they look just the way you like them. Use your hot glue gun to attach any embellishments if you'd like. Sometimes you can even wire items to the wreath frame itself, depending on what you're attaching, and eliminate the use of the glue gun entirely.
Thanks so much for reading. You can also watch my video tutorial. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you're there. I'm new at this so I'm sure the videos will keep getting better.
Looking forward to seeing whether you decide it's wise to buy, or DIY! If you use any of my ideas, please mention Hootshack in your post or pics. Also, if you try this at home, share your own photo on Instagram and use #HootshackInspired so I can see. Also, don't hesitate to send pictures and details about your projects. If you do, I may share them with my readers. You can use the Contact page to reach me! Please share, pin, tweet or whatever you do! ;)