Only one month until the 4th of July. I don't know what it is about the 4th, but I love it. I love spending time with family. I love fireworks, being outside, and all the festivities. We have started decorating for the 4th around here and I had to show my newest addition to my 4th of July decor.
It is a burlap and denim wreath and I love it. I followed the tutorial found on this blog I got inspiration from. It was a pretty simple wreath to put together. Check out my details/breakdown for what I did different, time it took, and cost.
Things I did different:
- I did not wrap the wreath in ribbon. The burlap and denim cover it up just perfectly. So I skipped that step to save time and materials.
- I used red burlap instead of spray painting white burlap. However, if you only have white then spray painting is a fantastic option. (I had a ton of red left over from a table runner I made a couple years ago)
- The only other difference is that my ruffles are pointing down on mine and in the tutorial they are pointing up. That is completely a preference thing.
Time it took:
This wreath will take about 3-4 hours from start to finish. Like I said in the beginning it is very simple, but is quite time consuming. The step that takes the most is hand-stitching the fabric strips. However, gluing the fabric to the wreath and gluing the buttons on is very, very quick.
- Straw wreath: $2 (with a coupon)
- Burlap (I had both colors on hand. So for me it was free. I used about 16 feet of each burlap color. Again this isn't continuous...like it says in the tutorial. This is also pre-ruffles.)
- Denim: $4 (I bought a half a yard. You need a little less than 4 feet of denim. Like the tutorial said it doesn't have to be continuous.)
- Crochet Thread: $2
- Buttons: $3 (I had white buttons, but I ended up buying a big pack of them so I could get variety. Now I have tons left over for my next project)
- Total cost for me: $11