Contributed by: Denise of Thrifty by Design, and Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.
With Christmas coming up, it’s time to get our home decor upcycling awesomeness in gear. This festive DIY is using upcycled finds then adding Thrift Store treasures for some extra bling.
- metal hanger
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- thrift store finds for added bling
First you’ll need to track down some burlap. Drop by your local coffee roaster for a burlap sac - usually you can get these for free. One burlap sac should be fine for the DIY wreath.
Find an old wire hanger - if need be you can get these from a dry cleaner.
Start by creating the frame for your wreath. Cut off the top hook off from the wire hanger with a pair of pliers then unravel the hanger. Next shape the wire into a circle. Now cut strips of burlap. I used 4 strips that were 12 inches wide and approximately 4 feet long.
I then folded the strip... I folded the ends in and then folded again to hide the ends and loose threads.
You then weave the wire hanger through the burlap. I would do one fold at a time since it's easier to push the wire through the threads of the burlap that way. You can also fluff the burlap folds and twist the burlap to help make the burlap wreath more robust.
I used burlap from 2 different sacs... You can't tell I have 4 different strips and different burlap.
Here's the wreath with the 4 strips of burlap. I used my pliers to close the wire circle then I adjusted the burlap to hide the lose threads, to fluff up the folds, etc.
I then added a jute hanger to the top. This is such a simple DIY that it took under an hour to complete the basic wreath. I love how it's looking so far! I had some green burlap that was donated to me. I made 3 rosettes that I then glued on using my trusty hot glue gun.The rosettes are one of the DIYs in my crafty book, Raw Crafts.
And you’re done! Now you can add festive accents found at your local Salvation Army Thrift Store. Old buttons, jewelry, ribbon, etc.