Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Burlap Valentine’s Wreath … from a box and old shirt!

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This little number just went up on my front door …

… with sweet burlap rosettes and a casual white bow.

Perfect for adding some Valentine’s love to a front door on a laid-back, snowy day.

Want to make one?

As always I hope you’ll Rock What Ya Got and adapt this make it work using what you have on hand.

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Grab your nicest case lot sale box and cut out a heart form to use for your wreath. The sides of my heart were about 1.5” wide.

I dug through my fabric stash and found an old, stained polo, … cut it into 1” strips …

… wrapped my heart form and secured the fabric strips with hot glue.

I made a bunch of burlap rosettes from 1” strips of burlap and hot glued them to the heart form …

… working my way around until the whole thing was covered. (Edited to add: You can find a great tutorial for rosettes here.)

I cut two 3” x 36” strips of white muslin to use for the sash and bow.

To hang, I tied the sash in a simple knot around the wreath (or the scrap of cardboard that I’m pretending is my wreath) …

… then tied a simple bow out of the remaining piece of muslin and hot glued it in place.

To finish, the tails of the bow got a quick trim.

Simple, fast and done in a single nap time!

Enjoy!

 

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63 comments:

  1. Beautifully done!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  2. I have to say, you are one of my favorite blogs to follow! You are so stinkin' creative. You are so good at making wonderful things without spending money. That is the way I have to be too. So thanks for all the ideas!

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  3. OK, enough of the gorgeousness (is that a even a word? spell check didn't catch it! haha)! so beautiful Nike! I love it!

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  4. Wow, this is AMAZING! Can you show how you did the rosettes?

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  5. Ok Nike, I want one!!! Seriously woman, I am impressed! Guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow now. :)

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  6. You put the grin in green! I love this~ What an amazing job; I want to make one now~

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  7. I recently made a wreath out of fabric scraps and a hanger and love seeing all the different things you can make with what's already on hand. How did you make the rosettes? Your wreath turned out gorgeous!

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  8. This is absolutely darling!! I love how scrappy it is! Well done!!

    ~Alison

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  9. As usual you teach us a lesson in beauty and simplicity on a budget... Can you even call it a budget when you spend nothing ?

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  10. I see alot of valentines hearts around these days but yours caught my eye and is very beautiful...nice job!

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  11. Love it! It is simple and elegant. Valentine-ish but doesn't scream it :o)

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  12. Really-- where (or should I say why) do you have so much burlap? and I also want to know -- how do you make the rosettes?
    Awesome heart wreath --

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  13. Joyce, Judy & Debbie,

    I just sort of rolled and twisted my scraps, hot gluing every few turns. Jen at Tatertots and Jello has a great tutorial with pictures and actual instructions:

    http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/10/inexpensive-feminine-gift-idea-to-make.html

    Caroline,

    Ha! I guess I don't really have a budget when it comes to spending money, but I do have to budget the materials I have on hand. I was going to use unbleached muslin to wrap my wreath form, but decided I didn't want to use it up. The old t-shirt worked just as well and the muslin can be used for another project.

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  14. This is exactly what I've been wanting for my door! And I think I have all the materials. Now if you could just tell me how to make the rosettes... :)

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  15. This is the kind of gorgeous that leaves you speechless! I'll definitely be sharing this!!

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  16. pozdravujem vás.dobrý nápad,určite vyskúšam :-))

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog Nike! I'm so glad you did because now I found your amazing blog. I love this craft and can't wait to read more!

    Jill

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  18. Can you make some and sell them?? :)))

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  19. SUPER cute! I love that you used an old shirt. I may need to rethink all the stuff I donate to Goodwill:)

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  20. I love that! I may have to do my own variation. You can rock it like nobody's business! You have helped inspire me to look a little deeper into my house, be more creative and stop buying so much!

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  21. um....this is like awesome. i'm actually thinking of trying and i'm completely craft illiterate. you are amazing. keep it up!

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  22. Love this! You are inspiring! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you around often- I'll definitely be here!

    Valerie@Occasionally Crafty

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  23. Ooooh, I love it! The bow is the perfect touch:)

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  24. This is a rockstar wreath! I am featuring it today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  25. Oh yes! Love this! I'm definitely going to try this!

    Thanks for the tute and idea!
    ~Michelle :)

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  26. I just came over from Thrifty Decor Chick. I love this heart wreath and can't wait to gather the materials and make one of my own. I have been eyeing a heart wreath at Target and this will be so much cheaper and fun to make too.

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  27. This is so gorgeous... simple but classic. I love it!

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  28. This is gorgeous!

    Malory

    http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/

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  29. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Think I will give this one a go! Just watched a video from Michael's on making rosettes...must be fate:-)

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  30. You have a great, creative blog~ lots of fun! I'm looking forward to reading more! I am a new follower...

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  31. I love this wreath...and I love that it is neutral enough for Valentine's Day and beyond.

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  32. Hi. I saw your blog featured on Thrifty Decor Chick and I love it. I especially love the Valentine's family tree. What a great idea. I hope you will also check out my new blog.

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  33. I'd love for you to come link up at Inspire Me Mondays
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

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  34. Love it. What an adorable door decoration.
    ~Heidi

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  35. Oh this is just too dang cute...love the idea you had here. I’m having a GIVEAWAY…would love to have you come by and enter to win a gift card and some goodies!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. This is the most beautiful wreath I've seen yet for Valentine's Day! Nice Job!
    I'm going to go find my burlap right now!
    Susan
    I'm following... check me out!

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  37. I made this using red burlap rosettes and I just love it....I hung it on my front door last night. Thanks so much for th4e inspiration!!

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  38. Hey there. I just linked over from Singing 3 Little Birds party. I'm a new follower of your awesome blog. I love your thrifty approach to crafting!! Also love your wreath, it's so cute :)
    ~Mary

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  39. Oh, I really love this, I am not so into the overly cutsy (is that a word) valentines, but I definitely think I could do this, thanks for sharing, what a cute blog you have!!

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  40. This is beautiful, thanks for the tutorial!
    Sherry

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  41. Im in love with burlap and now your wreath!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  42. This is sooo cute! I am loving the burlap rosettes! It looks gorgeous on your door!

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  43. Wow, I just found your blog & LOVE this burlap rosette wreath! Thank you for sharing!

    roosfabulousblog.blogspot.com

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  44. Your wreath turned out so great! I actually made a similar wreath not too long ago, however I didn't add a bow... maybe I should. ha ha.

    http://emilycalldesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/rolled-burlap-heart-

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  45. Please Please Please a roseset tutorial. My don't look near that pretty

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  46. Super cute!!!! Where did you get your burlap??

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  47. I LOVE this!!! I'm featuring you tonight!

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  48. Super cute! Gotta love a nearly free project!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  49. The wreath is super cute. New follower here, I love your attitude! (And also have recently experienced a layoff being a sahm so I look forward to catching up on your posts!)

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  50. I LOVE your Rock-What-Ya-Got philosophy! Other craft bloggers like to assume that everyone can afford a Silhouette. That's annoying to us po' folks. I'll be back!

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  51. That's beautiful! Great job on the recycling, too! Thanks for sharing ... I'll be linking. And please come join my link party anytime!

    http://childmade.com/index.php?name=Shared%20links

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  52. What a gorgeous wreath. I'm loving the burlap right now :) I've posted them in my Link Love roundup on FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-burlap-bonanza/

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  53. I love!!! this wreath. Just found you from Pintrest and am now following.

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  54. So beautiful!! I can't wait to make this!

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  55. This is fabulous...I have tons of burlap leftover from Christmas, and now I'm on the hunt for a cardboard box! =) Thank you thank you for this gem!

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  56. Love, Love, Love this wreath! Wonderful job and many thanks for sharing :)

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  57. Hello, I'm a new follower. I found you from pinterest. I love your blog and this burlap wreath is amazing. I'm pinning it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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