Hi there, this post comes with a WARNING.
Burlap is extremely messy.
If you have just cleaned and swept, you may want to think twice before embarking on this adventure.
Before I begin, I have to mention the ruffled wire star.
This is a remake of last years hessian heart.
See here for the tutorial.
I just asked Mr M to bend some wire into a star shape and threaded on last years ruffles.
To make the covering for the wreath.
I cut strips of burlap (or hessian as we call it here in Australia)
into 3 different widths.
I fringed the edges a bit by pulling out some threads.
This is where it got very messy and I ended up putting on an apron.
Join the ends of each width into long strips.
I just used two widths of the fabric for each size strip.
Piled them one on top of the other, with the narrowest layer on top.
And zoomed down the middle with the sewing machine.
I fluffed them out a bit.
Then as I wound them on to the wreath I kept twisting the fabric so the ends stood out.
I then wound some battery operated lights around the wreath and
here it is.
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