A Burlap Wreath for Spring

In the winter/early spring months I try to reserve Friday afternoons for doing something crafty.  Since it’s a beautiful, sunny day today, I decided to create a wreath welcoming spring.  I wonder if that will hurry it along?

I bought some burlap ribbon in a gorgeous green, a satin ribbon with a floral pattern, an 18″ wire wreath frame and some pretty flowers in pinks.  This is my first attempt at making a wreath with burlap ribbon and after watching a few YouTube videos, I felt confident enough to get to work.  Oh, but they make it look easy!  It took me about an hour and several tries to get the ribbon to do what I wanted it to do, but once I got the hang of it it went pretty smoothly.  In between frustrated attempts, inspiration struck.

I grabbed a chalkboard sign I had on hand and some chalk.  I had picked up, The Big Awesome Book of Hand and Chalk Lettering by Dina Rodriquez at the library a few nights ago and leafed through until I found lettering I liked.  Then I got to work.  I really enjoyed this part of the project!

Once the sign was complete, I got back to making the wreath.  It’s amazing how quickly it went after stepping away for awhile.  Once the ribbon was attached, I added a few flowers and Voilà!  I have a beautiful spring wreath to hang in my back entry way.

It didn’t come out as full as I’d have liked, but I realized I bought only two inch ribbon.  Next time I’ll try making one with three to four inch burlap ribbon.

And as an added bonus I had enough flowers left over to fill this pretty little vase I bought from the thrift store this morning.  I set it atop a pretty pink weigh scale I bought a while back.

Until next time . . .

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