Who says wreaths have to be round? Decorate your door with an unexpected oval wreath.This fun oval wreath is the perfect shape for a door. From the basic oval burlap wreath, we created multiple looks, creating three wreaths from one. This gives you lots of options to bring you through spring and into summer with one basic wreath.
Our wreath form. We used a 25" oval twig works wreath form. The twig works wreaths are basic wreath forms with twine like ties already attached so you can create natural looking door decorations. The ties and form are covered in mossy texture so they blend well with natural textures. These forms can be filled with poly deco mesh, burlap, ribbon, fabric or greenery (either real or silk). Click here for the complete selection of Twig Works wreath forms.
New poly burlap mesh.The new poly burlap "mesh" was the perfect companion for the twig works form. The natural texture of the vine form works well with textured fabrics like burlap and sisal. Poly burlap looks like natural jute burlap, but it is water resistant and safe to use outdoors. Traditional burlap will disintegrate over time in the sun and water so it is not well suited for outdoor wreaths. Poly Burlap is a good alternative.
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Optional accessories:The cost of the basic poly burlap wreath is approximately $34. This does not include the optional accents shown below. Almost a full roll of mesh is used to fill the oval twig works wreath form. The basic burlap wreath took under 30 minutes to make. With added accents, it should take less than one hour.
- 6" Sheer Two-Tone Organza Ribbon: Green/Blue
- 30" Peacock Eye Feathers
- Maidenhair Fern
- 3" Angel Vine Mossy Birds Nest
- 1.5" Lime Green and White Houndstooth Ribbon
- Sheet Moss on a roll.
- 4.75" Feather Butterfly Assortment
- 6" Sheer Two-Tone Organza Ribbon: Orange/Coral
Grasp the poly burlap on both sides and gather toward the center. Make sure to gather and not bunch the mesh for fuller poofs.
Step 2- Attach the Burlap
Attach the poly burlap to the inside ring of the twig works wreath form by placing it into a wire tie and twisting. The above animation shows how to twist the wire ties.
Move down the burlap mesh about 9". More length will create more voluminous poofs, less length will create shorter, smaller poofs. Gather from each side again and insert this section into the next wire tie.
Continue around the inner ring of the form- creating poofs and twist them into wire ties. Fill the entire inner ring of the twig works wreath form.
Step 4- Transition to the outside ring
When you have attached the burlap into every wire tie and are back at the first set, move to the outside ring of the wreath form without trimming the burlap.
Step 5- Outer Ring
Repeat the same process of gathering and making poofs. Continue along the entire outside ring of the wreath form.
Step 6- Trim
When you get to the last set of wire ties, trim the burlap, leaving a few extra inches of length from the wire tie.
The Finished Wreath! Now its time to add accents!
Elegant accents layered on the rustic burlap create a pretty, peacock wreath. Add a bow made out of this sheer Two-Tone Organza Ribbon in a turquoise-blue shade. Matching 30" Peacock Eye Feathers are layered in on the opposite side.
Spring Wreath with FernRealistic looking lacy Maidenhair Fern adds a touch of spring time green to the natural burlap. A mossy
Angel Vine Birds Nest nestles in among the fern fronds. A bright lime green and white houndstooth printed ribbon competes the spring scene.
We love a monogram! Add your initial to your cute spring wreath creation with the new wood decorative letters and numbers that are available here. They can be personalized in tons of unique ways to coordinate with your decor or theme! Check back for our next blog post to learn how to make this fun spring moss decorative letters made with sheet moss on a roll (available here).
Fluttering Butterflies WreathBright butterflies alight on our natural burlap wreath for welcome pop of color. These Feather Butterflies come in an assortment of summer colors that match the sheer Organza Ribbon in a coral color that is woven through out the wreath.
Which burlap wreath is your favorite?
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