- Wreath form - I used a 14" foam one but you can use whatever you have...foam, straw, whatever. Mine was broken but a bunch of hot glue fixed it right up.
- Jute rope - You don't need a 6lb roll like I have. Please don't ask why I have a 6 lb roll of jute rope. A small spool will work fine for this project.
- Glue gun - A low melt is probably better so you don't burn your fingers eleventy-thousand times like I did
- Clips - Again, use whatever you have...ring clips, name badge clips (that's what I had). Heck, you could even use paper clips.
- Pictures - Or whatever you're going to display. I think this would look great with all sorts of things...starfish, old cards, vintage images, chicken nuggets...
This is a "no-skills-required" wreath...which makes it perfect for moi...all you're doing is wrapping.
Start by securing one end of your jute rope on the back-side of your wreath. If you're a lunatic like me and have a 6 lb roll of rope, you're going to need to cut pieces to wrap because the roll won't fit through the middle. In that case, just make sure that you end each length of rope on whatever side is the back and start the new piece there too.
Now just keep wrapping and gluing to hold the rope in place. Try and keep all the glue on the back side so you can't see it.
Don't worry about covering every inch of the form on the first pass. We're going to come back and add a second coating of rope. See? Once you've gone over the whole thing at least 2x, secure the end piece on the back. Now you have a beautiful base wreath that you can fancy up with whatever strikes YOUR fancy.
I actually think it looks beautifully rustic with no embellishments and hanging from a piece of burlap.
But I couldn't just leave well-enough alone. I hot glued some name badge clips onto it so that it could hold photographs.
And added some old family photos that have been laying around in a drawer for years.
All done! And it only took about 45 minutes. What else do you think you could use to decorate it?
More wreath posts:
Spring lemonhead wreath: ASPTL
Fur Wreath Tutorial: Nesting Place
Radish wreath: the kitchen - Apartment Therapy
Spring wreath: Wollies World
Spring wreath: Straight from the Garden
Yarn wreath: Amazing Mae
Living wreath: My Romantic Home