Saturday, September 22, 2012

Spice Cake Fall Wreath

Happy Autumnal Days to everyone! Today I want to share a brief tutorial with you about how to create your own fall burlap wreath. Before you know it all the leaves will be falling and there will be trick-or-treaters at your door. So, let's get started!
MATERIALS NEEDED: Straw/foam wreath, burlap, pearl-headed straight pins,scissors, fabric, buttons, designer paper, hot glue gun, sticky strip circles, and tulle.
STEP #1 - Cut your burlap into 4" strips. You will need about 7-10 of these depending upon how tight you wrap your wreath.
Step #2: Begin wrapping your wreath with one strip at a time. Secure strips with straight pins in the back of your wreath.

Step 3: Once you have the wreath covered in burlap, grab some tulle (I used a vanilla shade) and wrap it in the same fashion only more loosely along one side of your wreath. I tried to scrunch and gather mine as I pinned it to give it some fluff!
Step 4: To make the fabric flowers, tear 1-2" strips of fabric. Get a stricky strip circle (I cut mine from SU's sticky strip pages) and start to adhere one edge of the fabric in a pinch and gather motion around the sticky circle. The center will be bare, but it's okay because you will cover it with a rosette or another fabric middle. To make a flower center, create a paper rosette/lolly, or cut a scallop shape using your Big Shot. In my picture you can see I just mixed and matched paper lollies with fabric scallops.

 Step 5: To secure the flowers, pick out a button and push your pearl-headed straight pins right through the wreath. Keep positioning them until you get the look you want. Add a pretty ribbon at the top and hang it up to show off some autumn glory!

Made for these challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes Challenge
Stampin For the Weekend Floral Challenge
Divas by Design Lots of Layers Challenge
Frilly and Funky Vintage Challenge
Ink it Pink Material Challenge
The Three Muses Autumn Challenge
Paperminutes Autumn Challenge
Papertake Weekly - A Hazy Shade of Autumn Challenge



  1. Hi Jen, wow what an amazing project. Love the colours and the details are just wonderful.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


  2. Wow your wreath is great!
    Thanks for joining paperminutes!

  3. Super! I love that you did a turtorial!

    Thanks for joining the Diva's this week...

  4. What a great idea. Thanks for showing it for paperminutes.

  5. Really neat idea...please consider posting our Ink It Pink badge so we can consider you for one of the prizes next time!!

  6. Gorgeous! Love to see home decor! Great fabrics for Fall! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

  7. This is an absolute delight! Love what you have done with the burlap and other country style fabrics. This certainly would dress up anyone's fall entry way! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  8. Wow, this is beautiful and what a great job. Totally love everything.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.