Last year I picked up a few yards of printed burlap fabric that I found at Joann’s. I wasn’t exactly sure what I would use it for at the time, but just knew I had to have it!
I tried braiding it and using it to make fabric flowers, but it just wasn’t working for me. I wanted to find just the right project to show off the pretty pattern. So, one day after a trip to Michael’s, wandering the aisles aimlessly and as usual finding things other than what I went in for, I found this super amazing product that stiffens fabric, how neat is that! Because I am not very crafty, I had never heard of this stuff before and I always get a little giddy when I find something new that is easy to use for simple to make craft projects.
Now the last thing I needed was another wreath for the house, but I already had the supplies and was excited to give this project a try.
1. I started by laying out the burlap and brushing on a the fabric stiffener. I only brushed it on the front.
2. Once the fabric turned white I stopped brushing it on and waited for it to dry completely before cutting out the leaves.
3. For the wreath I used one of those hay wrapped in plastic ones you can find in any craft store for a few dollars. I wrapped the form with a few yards of burlap ribbon that I had on hand and hot glued to hold it in place.
4. I purchased a few sunflowers at Dollar Tree, snipped off the stems and hot glued them to the wreath. I then attached the leaves that I had cut out with some more hot glue. The fabric stiffener was a great solution to keep the burlap from fraying.
This was a fun, simple and inexpensive project to make, my favorite kind! Hope you will give it a try too!