Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Hi everyone! I was inspired to make a burlap heart wreath after seeing Jen's tutorial on her blog. See Jen I really did make it! This is Jen’s pretty wreath.
This is mine. I didn’t make it exactly the same as I wanted to use it in my dining room and wanted some black in it, besides I didn’t want to take the time to make that center heart and I wanted to add a bit of shiny.
I won’t go through how to make it as Jen has how on her blog. Basically you cut a heart shape out of some foam core (I had everything already which is why I did it since I didn’t have buy anything). Then you decoupage it with newspaper, hot glue some burlap around the outside and make a heart in the center and hang it with ribbon.
I used mostly love poems from an old paperback Dover Thrift edition of poetry instead of newspaper to decopauge the heart. I find that when you use text people always want to see what it says. So what could be more appropriate for VDay than to use poems about love.
Jen made a cute heart in the center from coffee filters. I made a coffee filter/wrapping paper flower for the center and used one of the three vintage brooches I found at Goodwill for the center. I’ve never used coffee filters before – they make such cute flowers!
I hung it with some black silky ribbon and added a bow on top. I like the contrast of the smoothness of the ribbon with the rough texture of the burlap.
I must say it was fun to do someone else’s project! I think I’ll do more of that. I don’t have to photograph each step or write instructions! I also learned some new things doing this project as I don’t really use burlap other than in my garden. I always call Jen the "Burlap Queen" because she thinks up all these marvelous things to do with burlap – today it’s really pretty napkin rings)! Might make those too!
Thanks for dropping by today!