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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Burlap and Flannel Christmas Wreath {Monthly DIY Challenge}


Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com
It's time for another Monthly DIY Challenge!  This month's theme was "wreaths" and to be honest I'm not really a wreath kind of girl.  I'm also not one to back out of a challenge, so I bit the bullet and threw something together.  
Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com

Is it even a surprise that I ended up using my favorite flannel?   I've used this same red and gray flannel throughout this year's Christmas decorating and don't think I'll ever get sick of it. I mean really, what's cozier than soft flannel?  Add in the pop of red and you have the perfect combination.  

I started by wrapping some leftover burlap around a simple embroidery hoop. I love that these little wood hoops have so many great uses other than cross stitching.  
Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com
I simply knotted the end around the hoop (this is just to hold the burlap in place), twisted the burlap then wrapped it around the hoop.
Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com

Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com

Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com
Once I got to the end, I untied my knot and tied the two end pieces together.  I tucked them into the twisted burlap then hot glued them in place.
Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com
I thought it looked kind of plain and needed a pop of red, so you guessed it, I grabbed some flannel! I cut down about an inch then tore my flannel into strips to fray the edges.  You can always cut the flannel with scissors, but I like the look of raggedy, frayed edges. 
Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com
 I twisted each flannel strip then wrapped each piece around the burlap, hot gluing them in place.
Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com
I finished off the wreath with a bit of greenery and a simple "Merry Christmas" sign made from card stock.
Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com

Burlap and flannel join together to make a perfect Christmas Wreath. - Littlehouseoffour.com
To be completely honest, I'm not sure I love it as much as I hoped I would.  I do think it's pretty, it's just not my taste.  So, down it will come and my simple boxwood wreath will go back in it's place. Maybe I'll have better luck with the next challenge :) 

Now it's time to check out the 9 other creative wreath projects!


7 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this Katie! Who doesn't {heart} burlap and flannel?! And so creative to wrap it around the embroidery hoop!

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  2. Love the addition of the flannel, it adds the perfect pop of red!

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  3. This is great. Flannel and burlap are like peas and carrots.... This suits your decor to a t!

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  4. well at least you tried and it didn't turn out bad just not your style ... give it to someone who can't spend money on one i bet they will love it xx

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  5. That's really cute, Katie! I really like it! I think the previous commenter has a great idea - you could take it to a senior home or a hospital and anyone would be SO happy to have your beautiful wreath displayed there! But I love it and you could send it to me if you wanted, too. :-)

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  6. Katie this is absolutely adorable!!! Psh, if you don't want it I'LL take it!! ;) Love that flannel running through, it's the perfect touch!

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  7. You can never go wrong with flannel! It seriously is the best :) Love the little sprigs of greenery and Merry Christmas plaque!

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