I have seen this craft done on so many blogs and on pinterest, and decided I needed one for our house. Little did I know. This craft about did me in. It looked so simple. Looks can be deceiving! I really want one done out of the natural colored burlap, and a red one. But I just don't know if I can do it. Maybe if I do them with the smaller wreath form. For this one, I used the big wire wreath form (there's only 2 sizes at Michael's, so I'm not sure of the dimensions). To start, I cut a zillion-baguillion (that is a real number, if you were wondering) strips of ivory burlap. I cut them anywhere from 3/4" to 1 1/4" wide and about 11 or 12 inches long. And then you tie. And tie. And tie. Each row of wire gets about, oh, I don't know, 1,000 or so strips. (I'm sure it's not that many, but it felt like it). I double knotted mine so they wouldn't come undone. You have to squeeze them in to make it really full! I used almost a full 4 yards of burlap! Can you believe that! Thank goodness I found it for a little less than 3.00 a yard at Walmart. Once you are done tying, make sure all the pieces are facing the front, and then I hot glued some strips of canvas on the back to help keep them secure. I really love how pretty this turned out, and maybe if I give it another month or so, time will dull the bad memories, and I will try again. But, I doubt it.
I am still accessorizing it for the season, and figuring out it's perfect spot in the house, but once it's all done and in place, I will post an update picture!