Burlap & Fabric Flower Wreath

I know, I know…it is only August. But fall is right around the corner so I thought I would get started now. The burlap & fabric flower wreath is the first step to attaining my “fall mantle”. We are using air quotes (If we really were talking, those would be air quotes), because it isn’t actually a mantle. I don’t actually have a fireplace, but a board from Home Depot does the trick. Click on over to learn a tad more about the dining room shelf (a.k.a mantle).

Nothing says fall to me like burlap and shades of orange. I wanted something simple and flexible. Early fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving…my wreath knows no bounds! Any guesses what the wreath form is?

Wreath forms are expensive. Dollar store pool noodle and some duct tape is totally affordable. I didn’t cut it or anything. Just matched the ends and taped. Next up, I took strips of burlap and some floral pins and got to wrapping.

When I got to the end of a strip I pinned it. I cut a new strip and pinned that one on, being sure to overlap both pins as I wrapped so they didn’t show. This whole thing, make wreath form and wrap it, takes like 10 minutes. It can easily be done on the living room floor while watching Burn Notice on Netflix after the kiddos are in bed. Yup, we already finished season 1 and are onto season 2. Any other Burn Notice fans out there?

When you are all done wrapping you will get this.

I don’t mind the raw edges or unraveling. I think it adds character. If that sort of thing bothers you I heard some Mod Podge applied before cutting prevents fraying. Don’t say I never told you anything useful!

While watching Burn Notice on the living room floor you can also create a whole bunch of fabric flowers. In an effort to not be redundant, I will send you over to my fabric flower tutorial to see how those are done. You are probably noticing my crush on these bad boys. I rocked them for my Valentine’s wreath, Mod Podge Letter, and DIY hair clip. Once your batch of flowers are done, hot glue them on however you choose. I went for a little bit of an ombre effect.

Remember how I said this was the first step to our fall mantle dining room shelf? So here is what it looks like now. Still a lot of fall-ifying left to do.

I feel like between fall, Quinn’s Birthday (October 6), Halloween and Thanksgiving I have a lot of decorating to do. This year Quinn is turning four and the party theme is pirates.

I cannot wait to see this little vignette come together. Fingers crossed the end result is a beautiful fall “mantle”. Anyone else thinking about fall decor yet?

 

Sharing this project at: Tatertots & Jello, Home Stories A2Z Tutorials & Tip Link Party, Thrifty Decor Chick Before & After Party, Sand & Sisal Countdown To Fall

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Megan
Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/nikki.t.haynes Nikki Tatum Haynes

    love it! Super cute!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks girl!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Luv2cre8 Esmeralda Carter

    Love this idea..and to think I threw out a beat up pool noodle, never again! Can’t wait to make one of these :)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      I agree! I love crafting, but it gets expensive. Now I can make my holiday wreaths guilt free. Thanks for the comment.

  • Bobi Jensen

    I LOVE the pool noodle idea. So clever. I tried the pipe cover thingy :) and it didn’t hold up well. Cute wreath. I love stuff like this. Follwing you now!

    Bobi
    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      That was my first time trying the pool noodle. I was very happy with it. Thanks for joining us!

  • Monique

    This came out great. I have a bunch of burlap left over from another project. I’m a total fan of Burn Notice. I just finished Season 5 this week. Now I have to wait for the next season :(.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! I still have burlap left over! Burn notice is so addicting and the hubs and I can both enjoy it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/StephWChan Stephanie Chan

    So sweet and perfect for fall! Love how you used a pool noodle!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/taradaramadeit taradara

    Well isn’t that just the most clever-ist thing ever!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks girly!

  • Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads

    HI Megan, I clicked over from Google+ to see your wreath. I love those orange flowers and I’ll have to check out your tutorial on how to make those. I just made a burlap wreath from a pool noodle yesterday, too!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Yay! Great minds think alike :)

  • nestofposies

    love the colors! looks great!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks :)

  • Jen

    The orange flowers totally pop off of that burlap, it’s gorgeous!! And I love your wreath form, perfect idea!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you. That pool noodle worked so perfectly, I think I am going to stock up before summer is over and they are nowhere to be found.

  • Kim @ Sand & Sisal

    Simply beautiful! Thank you for joining the Countdown to Fall Party!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks for hosting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/natalie.srochenski Natalie Srochenski

    POOL NOODLE!! GENIUS…too bad it’s now Nov 5 and I would not be able to find a pool noodle if I tried :( I have been wanting to make wreaths for fall (and winter now) but couldn’t find a wreath form in my tiny town. BTW my son just turned 4 on Oct 30. ;)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      This is true. I bought a few extra, since I knew they would be hard to locate come fall/winter. Happy birthday to your little guy!