Do you struggle with ideas to spiff up your doors when there isn’t a holiday on the horizon? Today I have a summer wreath idea I couldn’t wait to share. I came across these flat baskets at a thrift shop and decided they would be a great starting point for a unique wreath. What does someone use a flat basket for anyhow?
I gave the the basket a coat of spray paint to better coordinate with my supplies. I used a sheet of Basic Grey pattern paper for the background, and created the rest with May Arts Ribbon and a little elbow grease.
I had a total eureka moment when I accidentally discovered how to make these faux burlap flowers. The ribbon is wired so each one can be shaped to have a different look.
For the stand alone flowers you will need approx. 12-14″ of faux burlap and the ones adorned with a shabby frayed flower approx. 6-8″. Gently pull a centre sting from the cut length of ribbon. The flower will start to form by spiralling into a coil. When there is a few inches remaining of uncoiled ribbon, tuck the end into the hole in the centre and join the two cut ends with hot glue. Shape into a beautiful flower, and embellish with a decorative button.
I used 1/2″ woven burlap to disguise the edges of the paper, and secure the layers together.
I am so glad you stopped by today to check out my Summer Wreath. Check out the project gallery for other wreath ideas. This post is the final project for my May Arts Design Team application, keep your fingers crossed for me! Visit the MA blog to see all the final applicants.
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