Hey, hey! Happy hump day! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start so far. Are you all decorated for Christmas yet? I’m almost there, just a few finishing touches on a couple things. Which, is a problem considering I’ll be doing a Christmas Home Tour here next week. I better get crackin’!
Today I’ll be sharing a simple rustic glam Christmas wreath for your door! It’s not really that “Christmas-ey” either, so it really could be used for all of the winter months, too!
A couple of years ago I made a yarn wrapped wreath for Christmas that I am totally in love with, but it’s starting to fade and not look so great anymore. It was definitely time for a new one! But instead of using yarn this time, I thought I would try twine. The result is just what I was hoping for!
To make your own rustic glam wreath, you’ll need:
- Wreath form
- Thick twine
- Glue gun & glue sticks
- White felt/fleece
- Linen fabric (or drop cloths!)
- Any embellishments you want to add!
- Glittery ribbon to hang
I started out by adding a little bit of hot glue to the end of the twine and pressing it to one side of the wreath form. Then, start wrapping! It took me about an hour and a half to wrap the whole thing. I also added a little bit of glue under the twine every so often to the same side of the wreath that I started the twine on, just to keep it all in place in case heaven forbid I somehow let go and all the twine unravels. Elf was our movie of choice to help pass the time while I worked. It just so happened to be the perfect length of time, too! Imagine that. 🙂
Once the twine was all glued and secured around the wreath, I got to work on the flowers. I know the directions on how to make them is pinned a billion times on Pinterest, but to make it easier on you, I have the visual directions for you below.
Use a CD (or something round that is bigger or smaller depending on the size you want your flowers!) to trace on your fabric. Cut out your circle. Cut into your circle and keep cutting around until you’ve cut all the way to the middle; it will make a spiral. I start rolling my flowers from the center, but you could also start from the outside. Start rolling the fabric around itself. Keep rolling until you have your flower how you like it. Add a little dab of hot glue to glue down the end, and you’re done! Easy peasy!
I made 5 different flowers for my wreath. I used white fleece fabric because that’s what I had on hand, but felt works even better. I also had some linen material that I used to make one flower, as well as some green tulle that I added in with the fleece for another. It was fun to experiment with the different materials to see how it turned out! To add some “glam,” I also glued a little rhinestone in the middle of each flower.
I glued on some pretty silver ball embellishments on either side, and then glued on the flowers between them.
Have a great rest of the week!!
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