Wreath From Live Tour of Modern Farmhouse
Last Wednesday, hometalk took a live tour of Deb Foglia's modern farmhouse. Everyone was asking about the wreath in her family room. Deb said that she had purchased the wreath at Homegoods. I liked it so much, I decided to make one for myself - and now you can too! My wreath is on the left. Homegood's wreath is on the right.
Begin by cutting your quilt batting into three, 6" wide strips.
Wrap one strip of batting around the wreath at a time. This will give you the thickness you need.
I used dressmaker's pins (long straight pins) to hold the batting into place.
Once you've wrapped all of the batting around the wreath. Cut and wrap 6" wide strips of an old sheet around the wreath to cover the batting.
Gather your white craft paint, rubber gloves, and rope. Cover your work surface to protect it. Put on the gloves and squeeze a small amount of paint onto your glove. If you don't have gloves, you could put a plastic bag over your hand.
Grab the rope and begin to pull it through the paint in your glove. Make sure you cover the entire rope with white paint.
Once the paint is dry, begin to wrap the rope around the wreath. I wrapped the 5/8" x 10' piece of rope first and then wrapped the 3/8" x 50' piece.
To secure the rope, I tucked it into the sheet. As you wrap, the "tucked in" piece will become more secure.
I wrapped the 3/8" rope around the wreath 7 times between each 5/8" section.
Tear the drop cloth or muslin into 4" wide strips and wrap around the wreath between the rope.
Once the drop cloth or muslin is in place, tear 3" wide strips of sheet. Wrap them around the wreath twisting as you go, laying them on top of the drop cloth or muslin. Secure the ends behind the rope or you can hot glue them in place.
Wrap the burlap ribbon around the top and add a bow if you like.
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