Monday, January 10, 2011

Burlap Wreath Tutorial & Giveaway

It's Monday and it's not my favorite day of the week.  Let's think positive and start this week out happy by having a giveaway!  This week's giveaway is going to be this burlap wreath...


The giveaway will be simple.  There are three different ways to enter (1) Leave a comment.  I love comments they make me happy.  Feel free to leave your blog link so I can come check out what your creating! (2) Become an Awesome Person (follower).  If you are already an awesome person (which I'm sure you are) it's a freebie entry!  (3)  Blog, tweet or facebook about this post.



Good luck and leave a comment for each time you enter.  The winner will be announced Monday morning January 12, 2011.  Now some of you are saying "I never win anything".  Yeah that would be me.  My husband wins everything but I'm just not lucky.  Enter anyway because it's free!  Then if for some strange reason you don't win I'm going to show you exactly how to make this wreath below.

Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Grab yourself a wreath of some sort.  I used a 14 inch straw one because they are cheap and you won't even see what it looks like under the burlap.  Cut strips of burlap at 6 inch in your color of choice.  Put a strip of hot glue to hold the beginning strip of burlap.


Wrap your burlap around the wreath. I put a strip of hot glue every once in a while to make sure it would stay in place.


The next step is to loosely twist the burlap and start wrapping it around the wreath.


After I was done I made sure all the twists are to my liking and then put dots of glue under to hold.  I don't think it's necessary so you can skip that step in you choose.  I then put a dot of glue on the wreath and tucked in the end of the burlap.


There are a bunch of different ways to make the rosettes.  I've tried out a few.  I saw the style I have been using online somewhere but I can't find where.  If it looks familiar let me know and I'll link it to you.  Cut a strip of burlap about 3 inches wide


Fold the end in half.


Fold the end in half again.


Roll the end a few times until it looks like this...


Twist the burlap and start wrapping it around the roll.


Put some hot glue on an extra piece of burlap.


Put the rosette on the hot glue and tuck the end in.  I always burn myself on this step.  It never fails.


Cut around your rosette...


The back will look something like this...


To make the other style burlap flowers.  Follow THIS tutorial.  (Instead of an ornament shape I traced circles on a thin piece of chipboard and cut them out.)   I made 3 flowers of each style and then hot glued them to my wreath.



Your finished!!  I don't know what it is but when you make something yourself it looks 10x better than buying it at the store.


For those who don't care to make a burlap wreath but want one I will be selling them in my etsy store.


Don't forget to enter in the giveaway.  Have a happy Monday!!!

146 comments:

  1. How cute, Melinda! Love the wreath and great tut! I would love to win this great wreath for my farmhouse door. Come visit me at prim.crafts.blogspot.com when you get a chance.
    Thank you for sharing this great craft.

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  3. I love this wreath so cute!!! It will definitely be on my to make list if I don't win!!!

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  4. I love burlap and that wreath is so cute, i would love to win.

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  5. I just love your blog!! You are so creative!!
    itsalwayscrafttime.blogspot.com

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  6. I am a follower!
    itsalwayscrafttime.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this wreath! So cute and simple. Thanks for sharing about everything, your cute crafts to your extraordinary kid.

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  8. Just darling - but everything you make is cute!! Thanks for sharing!! I'd LOVE to win it - but if I don't I'm SO glad that you let me know how I can do it myself :)

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  9. Oh my gosh! I am in love with this wreath. Thanks for sharing!!

    epfaulkner@gmail.com

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  10. I am an Awesome Person!! Newest follower.

    epfaulkner@gmail.com

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  11. I tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/epfaulkner/status/24556362360954880

    epfaulkner@gmail.com

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  12. Oh PLEASE pick me!! I am the most uncreative person in the world... and I would love something cute like that at my house!!

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  13. Super Cute....and I love the new look of the blog!!

    www.craftsredesigned.blogspot.com

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  14. What a great wreath! And it would look fabulous on my front door!

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  15. Wow I love this wreath! I was in a hurry the other day and didn't have time to tell you that I love the new blog design.

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  16. I'm new to your blog -- SUPER CUTE!! I'd love to have that wreath!

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  17. Melinda, you rock the tasteful and creative craft thing! Keep up the incredible work. (stephanie t)

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  18. I LOVE all the cute stuff you come up with and share with all of us thanks!

    danyellow17@yahoo.com

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  19. WOW, this is stinkin' cute! And you actually read my mind... I've been thinking of doing a burlap wreath with white sweater rosettes. If I won this giveaway, I wouldn't have to do that! Yay!

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  20. I am already a Googld Reader follower. Oh yes, my blog is Oopsey Daisy:
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  21. Whenever I see such cute (and fairly easy) projects I have to seriously fight the urge to not run right out and by all the materials I need to make it! This is one of those times! I may even try my hand at 2 and use one as a gift for this weekend!

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  22. I blogged your giveaway
    http://mugharbelfamily.blogspot.com/2011/01/under-my-umbrella-burlap-wreath.html

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  23. What a cute wreath. I would love to win something.

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  24. I am just barely starting to "get crafty" and am LOVING your blog! So inspiring!

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  25. I follow your blog through Google Reader.

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  26. I shared this giveaway on my FB wall. I posted the link and commented "This wreath is adorable!!!! And it would look great on my front door!" :) It's true. Ha ha!

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  27. I am a follower for sure!!! Love love love your stuff!

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  28. This wreath is awesome - I would love to win it for my mom!! Also, I love the new design of your blog!

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  29. ooooh ooooh pick me!!!! That wreath is ADORABLE and I will love it intensely!

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  30. I love this! Pretty!
    I am a follower too! I love your creations!

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  31. And you KNOW I am an awesome person!

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  32. oh, and I also share this on my FB.

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  33. I'm definitely a follower! I love all of your crafts. Especially this wreath! It is so adorable!! I really hope I win! I would love the wreath and I know exactly where I would put it. On my front door!

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  34. Hot glue burns rock! They make me feel like I'm getting something done =) Battle scars are what it's all about, right?

    Amy

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  35. I LOVE this wreath! It is now my mission to find a store here in MN where I can buy the burlap. (Though it would be nice if I won, then I wouldn't have to search :) )

    thewhitefour(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I am a loyal follower! You've made me grow to love burlap :)

    thewhitefour(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I love this wreath. I was one of the many waiting for the tutuorial. Would love to win it though.

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  38. Beautiful! I love anything with burlap and this isn't an exception! It's gorgeous!

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  39. I love this wreath and hope I win!

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  40. love your blog....your so crafty. YOU ROCK!!!!

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  41. Thanks for the chance to win, and super thanks for the tute. I totally thought you cut the burlap and tact it on with glue, not just wrapped it around. Good thing you showed me the correct way, otherwise I could see this turning into one of those projects that get started but not finished :)
    mommy saves at yahoodot com.

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  42. Following you!
    mommy saves at yahoodotocm

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  43. Love your blog and all your fun ideas.
    ckrjkse@yahoo.com

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  44. Following! Lovely blog and your wreath is delightful, thanks for the chance to win!

    http://elisabeth-workofheart.blogspot.com/

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  45. LOVE your wreath and I would love it even more hanging on my front door!!! Crossing my fingers I win ;)

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  46. I am sooo making this, too! I am in the process of making two projects that involve burlap. I guess now they are three!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  47. my front door seems a bit lacking now that christmas decorations are down. this would be the perfect solution.

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  48. I am an awesome person (so I like to think ;)) and have entered a lot of your giveaways and have yet to win! Pick me please!! Love all your stuff!! walton.erinm@gmail.com

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  49. This is super cute! i'd love to win it! Fingers crossed! :)

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  50. I am already a follower! Love your stuffs! >:)

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  51. AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I seriously had a dream about your burlap wreath last night, it was sitting pretty on my front door, it.looked.good. Then I come to check out your blog, like I do everyday and YOU'RE GIVING ONE AWAY! I think my dream was telling me that this wreath would be mine :)

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  52. You better believe I follow you!

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  53. Gave you some love on my blog!
    bodabbles.blogspot.com

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  54. LOVE your blog!! AND, I really really love wreaths!! amyduvall 85 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  55. I simply love this wreath! If I win it, I will be a very happy girl!
    bethg7g (at) gmail(dot)com

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  56. love love your blog !! lovin the wreath !! thanks for the giveaway

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  57. That is so cute. I am definitely going to try all your cute ideas with burlap.

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  58. Follower here... I love your stuff. One day I want to be like you, ha ha.

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  59. I commented yesterday for my 3 times so don't count this one but I wanted to come back and tell you that I made this today! I'm disappointed in how mine came out because I couldn't find that billowy burlap that you wrapped it in, mine is just kinda all stiff. I need to come up with something to jazz it up a bit now. My little flowers are alright though!

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  60. I absolutely love love love this wreath.....it's gorgeous. You can check out my new blog (and by new I mean really new-yesterday so you might want to wait a month or two) at onecreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  61. I am a wreath fanatic, but a glue gun avoider so I would love to win this and benefit from your hard work!

    http://www.blogger.com/home

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  62. I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow back!

    http://www.blogger.com/home

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  63. Love your site and your Etsy store! I just stumbled upon it this past weekend. Your burlap creations are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  64. I love it -- you have so many gorgeous creations on your website -- my new favorite stop!

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  65. I am now a follower...and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  66. Oh my gosh!!! This is too cute!!!

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  67. I love love love this!!! Super cute!!!

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  68. Very Very cute! Glad I found your site from sugardoodle. You make awesome stuff! :)
    Krista, jandkhaws@me.com

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  69. Just found your blog and I love your projects and tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. This is so dang cute!! I am loving burlap more and more. I did your burlap Christ sign for Christmas presents. Keep the ideas coming :)

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  71. This wreath is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial in case I don't win. My blog is sharesasclosetomyheart.blogspot.com.

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  72. I am an awesome person already and am so glad that I am!

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  73. I finally became a follower of your blog! I love the wreath. Wait! I love all your ideas! (But I really would love this wreath!!!)

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  74. Love the wreath. Such a CUTE idea....thanks for posting!

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  75. Oh so cute! I would love to win this adorable burlap wreath!

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  76. I love it!!! So glad to have found your blog! :)

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  77. This is such a cute wreath! I also LOVE the heart one you did for Valentines Day! I just found your blog recently and I love everything on it!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  78. Now I am an official follower. Hopefully I win a wreath too.

    Michelle

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  79. I love your burlap wreaths! What a great way to decorate for Valentine's Day.

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  80. This is absolutely gorgeous. I want it!!!!!

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  81. I love love love your blog!! I have a renewed energy to craft every time I look on here. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us!! I am a follower too.

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  83. I facebooked about your giveaway, yay!!

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  84. I really like this wreath. I love burlap! How clever this is! :)

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  85. I love this wreath and it would look great on my front door! :)

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  86. You made burlap look CUTE!!!! Thanks for sharing all of your creative ideas.

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  87. I'm a current follower, love your stuff!

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  88. love the blog and all you do, i wish i could be more like you...i try, check out crafterclub.blogspot.com to go to my crafty blog!

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  89. I just love your blog! You always have the cutest ideas and projects! I would love to win this cute wreath!
    Ginger rosesv@hotmail.com

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  90. I love your craft ideas!! They inspire me to do something crafty! I would love to win the wreath -- it is gorgeous!!

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  91. I love this wreath and all of your other burlap designs!

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  92. What a great wreath! Can't wait to tackle this project! Where did you find your loose weave burlap?

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  93. love this wreath and just asked on other post if there was a tute? and here it is!
    And, a chance to win one.
    How perfect. Please enter my name. I am a follower too.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  95. I love this wreath idea! It's so simple, but it looks so great! Can't wait to make my own. If I win then I'll keep yours and make one for someone else! Pay it forward, right?!

    kristi_oliver (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  96. I told you I had to do it. SO FUN!!!!!
    www.unbailefor5.blogspot.com

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  97. I love your Heart Burlap wreath, it is Fantastic ;.)

    Where do I get lot of Burlap and how can I make the Burlap idea of Jesus Christ plaque.

    Thank you for sharing your talent and love of crafts.

    Love,
    Haddie

    grammiestarwars@gmail.com

    Our grandson named me Grammie Star Wars, but his brother could not say "G" so now I am Haddie Star Wars. ;.)

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  98. I don't usually like wreathes, but this is adorable!

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  99. I love this wreath and I am so loving burlap right now.

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  100. I am already a follower Love it

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  101. Wow! You have a LOT of comments here!
    Just wanted to let you know that I linked to this tutorial on my potato sack blog.
    This is the link.
    http://potatoboutique.blogspot.com/2011/01/great-burlap-wreath.html
    Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Absolutely adorable...I am sharing this with my BFF and if I don't win (which I never do, haha!) I will be making one for our new house we will close on in a few weeks as a housewarming gift to my family (and myself!) Thanks for inspiring! -Emily F. (www.carrotstew.blogspot.com)I apologize in advance for the lack of posts lately...new baby in the house keeping me busy:)

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  103. LOVE this! I will be promptly sharing the link on my blog and with my BFF...if I don't win I will be making one for the new home my hubby and I will be closing on in a few weeks! Nice housewarming gift:)Thanks for inspiring:) -Emily F.

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  104. Love it!! Just bought some burlap, now I know what to do with it!

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  105. LOVE this! I have some spare burlap, going to give it a shot. Thanks for posting it.

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  106. I LOVE your wreath! I will follow you now!!

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  107. I must say, very clever and completely adorable!

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  108. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

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  109. Love this wreath and want to make it. How much burlap did you use?

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  110. I would love to make this wreath! So cute! How much burlap did you use?

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  111. RIVER MTN. ANTIQUESFebruary 25, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    i LOVE ANYTHING BURLAP AND THIS IS REALLY CUTE I LOVE THE FLOWERS, IT WOULD BE CUTE WITH OTHER COLORS OF BURLAP FLOWERS FOR SPRING, YELLOW, GREENS.

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  112. I absolutely love the wreath tutorial! I made my own and am so tickled on how it turned out I had to post it on my blog. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  113. I really like the burlap you have - where did you buy it? When I was at my local JoAnn Fabrics - the stuff I bought looks stiffer than what you have. I am making a small wreath here in a few minutes with some cream, dark brown, and sage colored burlap. Crossing my fingers!

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  114. I love your tutorial; it is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you

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  115. I love this!! You could also use rigid foam pipe insulation and tape the ends with duct tape. Thanks so much for sharing!

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