My bare front doors were making me twitch, so I figured it was time for some new wreaths. The next holiday is Valentine’s Day so I figured I’d try something hot pink. So I headed to Hobby Lobby on my way home from work. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do until I got to the craft store and found this great hot pink burlap ribbon. I’m a little tired of the normal bubble burlap wreath (plus making those always gives me rug burn), so I decided to mix it up a little. Because of the super girly nature of the hot pink, I also wanted a little more texture and I think I came up with the perfect solution: pinning squares of the burlap onto a straw wreath. That way the edges of the burlap are exposed instead of the middle of the ribbon, making a burlap rag wreath.
So ideally for this you’d get non-wired burlap. I could only find this color in wired ribbon though, so my first step was removing the wire. I think that sounds like a ridiculously tedious task, but I did this whole project sitting on my bed watching Seinfeld reruns so it flew by. Once the wire was gone, I got to the real business of making the wreath. First I cut the ribbon into squares. Next, I took a floral pin and stuck it through the middle of a square and then pinched the square to bunch it up. And then stuck the pin in the wreath. Not exactly rocket science. And then while I enjoyed the televised antics of Jerry and the gang I repeated that over and over. And over. And over.
Okay, at some point it felt like it would go on forever but honestly I’m pretty sure I only watched one episode of Seinfeld while making this. So the whole thing took half an hour. Totally worth it. Now I just have to decide on a ribbon for a bow.
I think this would be great in a heart shape if you really wanted to go over-the-top Valentine’s with it. I was looking for something that I might want to put up in the middle of the summer so I stuck with the round wreath. And honestly I thought about stopping about halfway through. It really did look very pretty with half of the straw wreath exposed. But I need to make a second one for my other door and my second straw wreath is kind of a mess.
1 14 inch straw wreath $3.99
3 15-foot spools of burlap ribbon $3.50 each
2 small packages of floral pins $1.49 each
Total cost: $17.47