We’re welcoming the season and a few new items with a Spring Craft Challenge! 8 of our awesome designers were each given 5 of the same craft materials – chicken wire netting, green burlap ribbon, sisal vine, mossy twig vine garland, and a wood pennant set. We challenged them to come up with a fun craft using at least 3 of the 5 items. Once all of the projects are posted, we’ll turn the challenge over to our fans to decide who created the BEST spring project (with a fun contest, of course)!
First up, Angie…
I added a spring burlap wreath to my front door this weekend to welcome in the new season. I love the way it turned out! Y’all can make your own version as well. This was a design team challenge where we were all sent similar spring items for our crafts. Burlap ribbon? Chicken wire? What would you make? My mind went straight to wreaths. I can’t wait to see what the other design team members come up with as well. Y’all stay tuned!
- 12 inch Metal Wreath Form
- Burlap Ribbon – 1 1/2 spools (I used Lime Green)
- Galvanized Chicken Wire
- Mossy Twig Vine
- Wired Sisal Vine
- Baby’s Breath
- Pink Hydrangeas
- Floral Wire
- Hot Glue
Start with the chicken wire and wire wreath form. Use metal cutters to cut the chicken wire to fit inside the wreath form. Attach the chicken wire to the wreath form with lengths of floral wire as shown. It is important to leave the long ends free as we will use them in a minute. Snip off 6 – 8 inch lengths of floral wire and tie them to the wreath form in various locations in the middle and outside edge as shown. Make sure they are in a location where they will not slide along the form (the place where the vertical and horizontal pieces cross are perfect).
Continue making bubbles with the burlap ribbon going in various directions around the wreath. Every place you have put floral wire there will be a “tie” off. You can criss cross the ribbon, make small or large bubbles, or anything else you feel like. Really this is imperfect and no one will know! This is after one spool of the burlap ribbon.
I ended up going back over the wreath with another 1/2 a spool of the burlap ribbon. At the end I tried to cover up any of the places were the wire is showing above. Then cut the flowers short and stick them inside of the burlap in various locations. Secure with hot glue.
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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.