What a great day it is, just before a long weekend! You know, having a Friday off is really so much nicer than having a Mondayoff- either way, it makes for afour day week, but I think Friday vacations feel like a reward for completing the week.
Today I have a quick post to show you the burlap wreath that Shannon and I made the other evening while we were watching TV. You’ve probably seen a few of these on Pinterest, and I’m here to tell you that they’re super easy, took maybe thirty minutes, and turned out great (in my opinion).
This post has some photos of the process, but the technique is simple: you push loops of burlap through the gaps in a wire wreath frame. (It’s only in the past year that I’ve learned that burlap comes in rolls, and colors…apparently I don’t frequent the craft stores as often as I ought to.) I was a little hesitant about how to start, so I just left about six inches of burlap hanging. When I got to the end of the color, I just tucked the end in on itself where, due to the coarse texture, it stayed. To do the red and white part, I just alternated between a row of red and a row of white loops, and didn’t cut anything until the end.
The wreath was lovely with just burlap, but I wanted some stars to finish it. I picked up a small package of dye-cut wooden stars for less than five dollars, stained them with some left over stain, and used hot glue to attach them. I think they could use a little sparkle, but I haven’t committed to anything yet- I might touch them up with some gold paint in the future.
Anyway, that’s the extent of our patriotic decorations so far- what do you think? Also, are you all decorating your homes for the holiday? Inside, or just outside? I know that Pinterest has tons of idea, but I like to know what real people are doing, too!