So here goes. As always, click on the picture for more detail. I bought a 16" Styrofoam wreath (used a 40% off coupon of course!). I bought one that was straight on the front and back (not rounded). You wrap it with 4" wide strips of burlap & secure with a hot glue gun.
Excuse my snowflake tablecloth. It was the only plastic covered one I had handy. I wasn't about to ruin a good tablecloth!
After it's wrapped you take some material & burlap & cut 2" and 3" circles. I used 3 types of fabric and cut approx. 25 of each size in each fabric. (I did have some leftover)
Using your hot glue gun, secure layers of circles together. I used buttons on top but you could also use brads or whatever else you have. Since I have a *ton* of buttons that was the logical choice for me.
There was no rhyme or reason for my placement of the circles. You could take a more methodical approach but I'm just not that kind of gal. And what you end up with is a super cute wreath for your front door (or wherever else you want to put it!)
Hopefully by this point you haven't scalded too much skin off your fingers with the hot glue. I have 2 Scooby Doo band-aids on my fingers as I type this...
I used some matching ribbon along with twine & a strip of burlap tied in a knot to hold it on the door. I didn't want to put my last name in the middle like some of the others did but I'm thinking of putting a "W" on there somewhere. Haven't figured that out yet.
And my front door is dark grey so color options are pretty endless when it comes to wreaths. But I thought these bright colors were so fun and would get me through the summer season!
Here's the details on the fabric I bought: 3 different patterns of Home Decor fabric at Joann's (the thicker stuff), on sale for $7/yd, 1/2 yd each. (probably could've gotten away with 1/3 yd but didn't want to risk it). 1 yard burlap at 2.99/yd. Wreath was $5 or $7 and I used a 40% off coupon. And both kinds of ribbon cost about $5 total. Pretty inexpensive for a custom wreath! And I have some supplies leftover to make another project :)
Oh, by the way, my friend Carol came over to make a wreath, too. She did a St. Patrick's Day wreath. Check it out:Cute, huh?! Here's a few more that I found blog surfing that I though were super cute...
See what I mean?? Lots of inspiration out there!! I also bought some more fabric to make a smaller wreath for Valentine's Day. I'll put that one inside somewhere. Can't wait to get started on that one!