Fall Burlap & Pumpkin Wreath

My sister is moving into her new home this week and I thought it would be nice to make her a housewarming gift. The one thing she requested was a Fall wreath… something to last from September to November she said. Yep, that I can do!

DIY fall burlap wreath

SUPPLIES:

  • straw wreath (still in plastic)
  • greenery pins
  • burlap (on clearance from Michael’s at 70% off)
  • (2) boxes of Fall foliage from Hobby Lobby (50% off)
  • large sunflower
  • floral wooden picks

fall burlap wreath suppliesDIRECTIONS:
The first thing I did was wrap the wreath form in the burlap. I just pinned it into place using greenery pins.

fall burlap wreath ideasHere’s what it should look like after the wrapping…

burlap fall wreath tutorialNext I added the burlap ruffles. Just loop and pin into place. You really can’t mess this part up. And if one part doesn’t look right in the end, just unpin that area and start over again.

fall burlap ruffle wreathTo add the Fall foliage (pumpkins, leaves, gourds, berries), I used some floral wooden picks. This worked perfectly since the Fall foliage are made out of styrofoam. I just stuck one end of the wooden pick into the foam décor item, and one end into the plastic wrapped straw wreath form. Might take a minute to get it through the burlap, but then it should slide right into the wreath form.

fall pumpkin burlap wreathI spaced my Fall foliage around the wreath form first before I began adhering them with the wooden picks. It just helped me space everything out. Also, for the orange leaves, I just used greenery pins.

And soon it will look like this…

DIY fall burlap wreathI have to admit, I’m kinda sad that I have to part with this wreath.
I’m kinda in love with it.

fall burlap wreath

fall burlap wreath DIY

fall burlap DIY wreathI have some more Fall projects coming up this week. Crazy that’s it already time to start thinking about it, but my kid starts school next week and the cooler weather will be here before we know it!

DIY fall burlap wreath tutorial

5 Minute Lamp Shade Makeover

A couple months ago I purchased this little navy (actually almost like a denim) lamp and shade for our great room. It went on a little side table between our couch and one of the chairs. I loved the color, but it was just… normal. So over the weekend I decided to give it a bit of glam.

great room navy lamp shadeAnd of course almost every crafting project begins with burlap.
Luckily I had a roll in my craft room waiting for me.

burlap lamp shade accentI hot glued a strip around the lamp shade. I didn’t hot glue the top and bottom all the way around since I didn’t want the burlap to tug too much. Just a spot here and there did the trick.

burlap accent on lamp shadeNow to add a little pizzazz. I have a collection of embellishment flowers. Like a BIG collection. For some reason I’m just drawn to them, probably since I know the flowers can easily be added to anything… like a vase or a monogrammed hair bow holder

accent flower embellishmentsFor this project I chose a gold glittery sunflower since my great room has lots of pops of gold. A bunch of hot glue did the trick to hold it in place. And don’t judge my hot glue gun. It gets used… a lot. Can you tell?

updating a lamp shade on the cheapSo here we are, 5 minutes later. With a transformed lamp shade.

updated crafty lamp shade

lamp shade makeoverAnd you can barely see the burlap seam on the back of the lamp shade.

lamp shade make over

burlap lamp shade makeover

easy lamp shade makeover