Happy Memorial Day everyone!
I hope you have a nice relaxing day ahead of you. Kevin and I plan on prepping the nursery for some painting, and we hope to squeeze in some grilling!
I feel like summer is here in full swing. It was almost 100 degrees in Chicagoland yesterday; wow, it was hot! The heat motivated me to do something crafty indoors. I have been wanting to make a (well first springy, but that never happened) summery wreath for our front door. I figured I could make use of some left over burlap I had kicking around. With my master plan in mind I picked up some bright butterflies and a straw wreath.
The first thing I did was cut out strips of burlap. They were about 3” wide and the length of the bolt of burlap (It was about 45” I think). I ended up needing about 7 of them. So roughly 2/3 yard (this is an estimate).
After I had my pile, I hot glued them all on keeping all the seems in the back, and giving them a haircut as needed.
Finally I was left with this simple burlap covered wreath.
The backs of the butterflies had long wires, so I trimmed those down to about 1”…
With the bit of wire left I was able to poke them into the wreath and test out their placement without gluing them.
Going to the right…
Going to the left (which I liked best and hot glued them in place)…
Finally, the finished product (after adding a wire loop to the back):
I hope you had a nice long weekend! Did you do anything special? Parades and BBQs? DIY and crafting?