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Guest Blogger: Heather from WhipperBerry {Valentine’s Day Wreath}

Hello all, this is Heather from WhipperBerry…
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We are over the moon excited to be guest posting at the amazing Craftaholics Anonymous today. It really is quite an honor. Linda has been such an inspiration to us and really helped us create our little spot in the blog world, WhipperBerry. Thanks Linda!!
A little about WhipperBerry…We are a collaborative blog headed up by myself with eight other amazing contributors. Some of us live in Las Vegas, while the other Chicks are scattered all over the country, from Idaho to Oklahoma. We are all sassy ladies who love to gab, love good design and have a rather strange obsession with red velvet cake!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I decided to share a tutorial for a wreath that I made the other day to decorate my door for the day of amour! {cheesy, I know…had to be done.}
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I have been so impressed with some of the beautiful, yet simple, wreaths out in blog land. So…I thought I must make one of my own. I decided that my material of choice would be…
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…you guessed it, burlap. I know, I know. I just love the stuff.
What you will need is…
  • Burlap (the amount varies depending on the size of your wreath base. I used about 1 1/2 yards.)
  • Wreath base (I used a 12 inch ring)
  • Hot glue
  • Spray paint to match the color of your burlap.
1. I spray painted the ring red so that the overall color of the wreath would be uniform. If you leave it white there is a chance the white will show through the burlap.
{Funny story…notice the tape? I broke the wreath when I gently tossed it on the ground to paint it. Be careful, those joints break easily!!}
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2. Cut burlap into 5 inch squares. {Little note…I used Linda’s burlap cutting technique by spraying the burlap with a water bottle to keep the mess down.}
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3. Fold burlap in half and then in half again.
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4. Holding the folded corner, round off the top of the square.
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Your burlap will then look like this…
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5. Grab the center of the burlap and gather to look like a flower.
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6. Snip off the folded point of the flower.
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7. Apply hot glue to the tip. {Don’t you just love the red fingers?}
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8. Glue to the wreath base.
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9. Repeat until your base is fully covered and looks like this:
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Now I have something lovely to put on my door for Valentine’s Day!! (Shhhh! It’s good for Christmas too.)
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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Tanya says:

    Pretty! Wish I could find burlap around here.

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    Amber Meadows says:

    Adorable! I love it!

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    Victoria says:

    NOOO! I absolutely love crafty wreaths. I just spent 4 days straight working on a wreatch that is decorating with organic (light tan) coffee filters. It is the same look and I love it, but I burned my fingers and it took forever. By the end I wanted to throw it out the window. It's beautiful and we love it hanging over our dinner table. BUT now I want to make this one! Thanks for sharing! :) Haha! http://www.aweofsmall.weebly.com

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    Isabel says:

    This is the loveliest wreath ever! I love how easy it seems! Im making one for sure!

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    THE.PAINTED.STUDIO says:

    very cute. I love the bright red!

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    One in the SAHM says:

    Wow I LOVE this! How long did it take to complete? I just want to know what I'm getting into before I tackle it! Thank you!

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    Nancy Watson says:

    So love this wreath! I made it in the shape of a heart based on your directions. I put the end result on my blog. I just loved it! Thank you so much for sharing this creation. I follow Whipperberry al the time!

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    ...love Maegan says:

    HA! Love it …I've been making a little bolero wedding jacket a very similar way but stitching each one on separately ….uh I STARTED IN OCTOBER! …still nowhere near finished!!

    This is adorable.

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    Cabby Crafter says:

    ohhhh! i love the luscious red color of your wreath.

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    Ericka says:

    So freaking cute! I would love to do one of these but I wouldn't have it done until NEXT year! LOL

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    Monica says:

    That is sooo pretty!

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    CandaceAshley says:

    I am a new follower, love your blog, I feel like I need to join a group called "craftaholics" I am so addicted to crafting! Enjoy your day, thanks for the inspiration!

    Candace

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    Brooke says:

    I am in love with these wreath!! My mom used to make wreaths similar to this when I was a kid… but she used regular old cotton fabric. I love what the burlap does for it! Did you dye the burlap? I have never seen red burlap before!