Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome Board and Wreath

I made this last week. I really like the burlap wreath. It is only an 8 inch circle but it looks great on this board.

Here is what I did:
First I painted my board. Then I kind of sanded the edges just a little bit and used some white and tan paint to make it look a little more distressed (I guess?) Then, I started to cut out the burlap pieces. I used my 1/2 c. measuring cup to trace a circle on the burlap. I folded the circle in half and then in half again to make a cone like shape (the same way I did the heart wreath for V-day). I stuck a needle through the point on the cone shaped burlap and pinned it into the foam wreath. If you aren't following me here then look here for a better tutorial with pictures!Once I had most of the wreath covered I wrapped a ribbon around it and glue it to the back of the board to keep my wreath hanging. Then I finished covering the remaining wreath foam with the burlap pieces. I bought 1 yard of burlap but used about 1/2 to 3/4 so it would be safe to get 3/4 yard. Then I applied the Welcome vinyl to the bottom of the board. Sadly, it is smaller than I wanted but it will do (for now).

Ok like I said before I used an 8 inch foam wreath which was $3.99 (I bought the green colored one), I bought a pre-cut board from Joanns. It was like 9.5 x 12.5 inches ... something like that... yes I am too lazy right now to go measure it, sorry. It was the biggest one there. It was $9.99 but I used my 40% off coupon. The burlap cost but $3.99 but I didn't use all of it. I used paint, pins, and vinyl I already had.


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Brianna said...

super cute! Love it

Gallamore West said...

I looove your burlap wreath!! I've got all the supplies here and I've been trying to figure out how I wanted to make it. I'm going to make it like yours! I'm your newest follower... hope you'll stop by my blog too!

Laurie :)