I've been a bit stuck in the winter doldrums and oh so tired of my winter mantel look. And yet a really springy look wouldn't fit yet with the piles of snow outside my window.
So I tried my hand at a burlap wreath. I had been wanting to for such a long time and when I found this red/check ribbon I thought why not.
Well it's easy according to other's but not so much for me. Burlap is a bit messy and it took me awhile to get the hang of the weaving and looping.
However I think I rather like it and the red adds a pop to my mantel.
I shopped the house and a little thrift store for more pops of red.
The only new to me things are the little bird house and the red planter.
And the cute little red clock! Actually my hubby whipped this up so that he could show his Exploratory class one of the options they have. This class is mainly made up of Freshmen students and they build more of a beginner project. They only have 4 weeks so it needs to be done fairly quickly.
He is going to add something extra around the face of the clock too.
If you live at Applestone Cottage you need to have an apple box!
I bought this quite awhile ago when it was on 90% clearance.
A thrift store birdhouse and my little white birdie.
A red planter and a few other accessories for a little more pop.
I looked all over the Internet for tutorials on making a burlap wreath. Let me say there is no shortage but some are easier to follow than others.
The one I like the best is here
The pictures and tutorial are pretty easy to follow along.
If your like me you will sit right by your computer screen with burlap and wreath in hand until you can get the hang of it.
So that's my burlap wreath tip...just give it a try, my total cost was about $11.50 for material, wreath and the big heavy ribbon.
Have a great week everyone and just so you know, I am currently mad at that little Chicago groundhog who said we would have an early spring.
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Posted by Cindy (Applestone Cottage) at 3:22 PM