My sweet cousin Donita and I were chatting on the phone earlier last week, and in conversation, she asked me to make her a wreath (that she said she’d pay for…uh huh, like I’d ever accept payment from her…haha…the girl had a little brain hiccup when she suggested that obviously…lol). 😉 First of all, here is a picture of me (in the middle), my cousin Stacey (on the right), and our cousin Donita (on the left):
We are 3 of 7 first cousins on our Dads side of the family. I am the “middle” child of the family as Donita is a little bit older and Stacey is a little bit younger than I am…I won’t say how many years going either direction. 😉 Suffice is to say, it is easy for us to remember how old any of us are.
Okay, I digress, back to Donita’s and my conversation. I asked her what she wanted her wreath to look like, and she told me that she has been redoing some of her decor to match some furniture that she just got, her main colors are chocolate brown and cream…Ooooooh, I just love that color combination! Okay, so we know that I had just discovered cream colored burlap when I created Stacey’s Cream on Cream wreath — the one I gave her for Christmas…Here is a picture of how that one turned out:
Donita also like how I arranged the bow and accent pieces on my large Valentine’s Day wreath. Here is a picture of that one:
So for her wreath, I kind of meshed both wreaths together, here are the supplies that you’d need if you want to try to make a wreath like this for yourself:
- 1-16″ Metal Work Wreath with the Chenille Ties already installed
- 1-14″x 10 yard skein of Cream (or off-white) Burlap Runner
- 1-5.5″ x 15′ roll of brown burlap (for a craft bow)
- 3 Sprigs of brown flowers of your choosing
- 1 Cream and brown Burlap Sunflower
- 1 Wooden Cross
- Hot glue gun, Scissors, Wire Cutters, & Pipe Cleaners
Here is a picture of the finished wreath:
I have created a YouTube tutorial video showing you how I used that brown burlap to make a craft bow, and then I move on into a wreath tutorial. Here is that link:
Chris will most likely be making me a box so that I can ship this wreath to Donita in the coming days. 🙂 They just don’t make boxes to fit my wreaths…haha…even though this one isn’t as large as some I’ve made, it is still about 24″.
I hope upon hope that Donita loves this wreath, one thing is for sure, I made it with a ton of love in my heart for her!!
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤
In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations…