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Thursday, February 16, 2012

gathered linen wreath {tutorial}

It was inevitable. I couldn't justify my winter berry wreath after Valentine's Day had passed.

Last week I showed you guys some of the inspiration I had, but truth be told, I really just wanted to hang up my wreath from last spring. I loved it so! But that weird funk that had grown on the linen fabric made it a no-go.

So I did the next best thing... made a new wreath from similar materials.





Materials:

 - wreath form
 - linen fabric {about 2 yards}
 - hot glue gun/glue sticks
 - decorative accents

Tip: Wash your linen first. It gives it a nice crinkled look.


First, tear your linen fabric into 3-4 inch strips.



Wrap your wreath form. Adhere the ends with hot glue.




Next grab a strip of linen and start bunching and gluing. 
There's no right or wrong way to do this. Just scrunch the fabric around and glue. You may have to play with the fabric a little to get it to look the way you like. 






Keep going until the front and sides of the wreath are covered.




Now add your accents!
I glued on some funky green moss and a sweet bird's nest.




I've had several people ask how I hang my wreaths.
I don't always use the same trick. But here's a common one:

A strip of ribbon on the back of the wreath, held in with sewing or floral pins.




Now hang and enjoy!!






Maybe if we keep pretending its spring time, Mother Nature will cooperate with some happy sunshine!

1 comment:

  1. I love this. It's such a pretty accent! Thanks for sharing.

    xo, Gabriella

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