Friday, 23 November 2012

Burlap & Ticking - Wreath Tutorial

 Burlap and ticking happen to be my two favorite materials right now and with Christmas right around the corner, I have come up with a few ideas for Christmas using them and I'll share the tutorials with you along the way!
And just to make it more fun I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway run along side this.  

Here's how it works:
For any of the projects/tuts you comment about at the end of each post, your name will be entered into the drawing. Each comment counts as another entry.  This means everyone has a chance to enter, BUT:

For a second entry, post about these burlap tutorials on your sidebar with a link back to this blog;

And for a third entry, do a post with a picture of one of the burlap projects in it and let us see your handiwork too! Please make sure to let me know that you do this so that I'll put your name in again and not miss your post!
I'll show you what a couple of the giveaway items are at the end of this post.

Here's what to use:
A styrofoam donut about 8" in diameter
A length of ticking (or any Christmas fabric you like!)
Burlap - the finer the better
glue gun 
jute string
 Firstly cut as long a length of burlap as you can, no more than 2" wide. As pictured below~
Wrap this length of burlap around the foam wreath, slightly overlapping the edges as you go

Next, from another piece of burlap, cut about a dozen leaf shapes, like so~
 Pinch the base of the burlap leaf between your finger and thumb, as below~
 Keep the first one in your 'pinch' and add a second and third leaf doing the same pinch until you have a little cluster~
 Now take your glue gun and position them along the edge of your covered wreath until one side is filled with leaf clusters - if you don't want to glue them on, just use pins to attach them - they will be hidden in the folds.

Now take your ticking fabric and tie into a fairly large bow and stick it on at the bottom of the wreath.
Finally make a hanger from a piece of juts cord and display in your home - they'd look great on chairs backs around the table at Christmas!

And now for the prize:  I'm offering one of my own handmade prairie stump dolls ready for Christmas

 And these two adorable cross stitched pinkeeps I made.

I really hope you like and that you'll join in - the more the merrier! Thanks so much!


  1. hello deary they all so cute..
    i love them all so much..the doll is so cute and pin keep are so cute too..
    i truly love them all so much...
    please count me in..
    i am keep on looking at the sweet treasure..
    big hugs cucki xxx

  2. Oh how sweet Christine!! I would love to enter and I already posted about it on my sidebar.

    Thanks so much sweetie!

  3. Hi christine
    Would love a chance to enter your giveaway.. A wonderful idea.. Love the vintage burlap look too.. Hugs Angi X

  4. Very nice, Christine.. Always love your work...

  5. How fun Christine. I need to do more fun stuff like this on my blog. I am just way to lazy:) I will post your burlap tutorials on my sidebar for you. I love the stump doll and stitching. They would be so cute in my home...and special too. Thanks so much for your fun. -Steph-

  6. What a great looking wreath. I love the look of burlap. A very nice giveaway too.

  7. Hi, Dear Friend!
    I love the wreath! I am loving burlap too! I am going to try to make this... i wish I could pop on over, and you could show me! :) You are so sweet to offer this giveaway! I will be happy to post it on my blog, and be entered!!!!

    Goodnight, Friend! Blessings!

  8. Oh, and the Doll and Pinkeeps are adorable!!!!!!! Love it!!!!


  9. Hi Christine,

    I love the wreath.

    I just love your doll and pin keeps too. You are very creative. Please enter my in your giveaway.

    Thank you. Take care, Janet W

  10. Hi. I am already a follower, and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I will post to my sidebar also. Thank you :)

  11. What a beautiful wreath!!!
    The doll and pin keeps are adorable. Please enter me for a chance. Thank you!

  12. Hi Christine-what fun:) I love burlap and the wreath is a great idea. I am also in love with the pinkeeps and stump doll so please enter me!
    Thanks for the fun,

  13. Hi!! I don't need to be entered, I just wanted to comment and tell you how much I LOVE your burlap wreath! And the "leaves are my favorite part - I never would have thought of making them out of burlap, and they look GREAT!!!

    I just love checking back here and seeing all your little creations - it's so inspiring! :-)

    OH!! And I was thinking of YOU this past weekend while I was playing my Irish Christmas CD - it's SO pretty! I was imagining that music is played everywhere in Ireland....but you guys probably love "American Christmas" music, right?! LOL Isn't that always the way -- we can't help but long for what we don't have! It doesn't matter - Celtic instruments are soooo moving, I'd play that CD no matter where I lived! :-D

    I hope you are enjoying your favorite Christmas music, too! ;-)

  14. What a great wreath and tutorial. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I amm off to place your tutorial on my sidebar.

  15. Hi Christine, I just love this gorgeous little wreath! Do you mind if I feature your project on my blog ? I will include links back to your blog for the how to. The wreaths are just so sweet.
    Regards, Suzanne (Burlap Bag Lady).

  16. Adorable wreath!

    And I love your giveway! Please include me.

    Carmen and the Primcats

  17. Morning
    What a cool wreath.
    Thanks for sharing talented Friend.
    Love your stump doll most of all.
    Woolie HUGS

  18. I love the little primitive prairie doll and your cross stitched pinkeeps are very pretty.
    I'm already a follower and would like to be included in the draw please.

  19. Wonderful ideas! Please enter me. I am already a follower. Going to get some more burlap and make a pretty wreath just like yours!!


    woolyworld at

  20. Hi Christine, please count me in, love the doll and pinkeeps!! I just recently bought some burlap and a very small wreath form, didn't think to put them together, will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing and the chance at a really cute giveaway:)

  21. Hi Christine, I want to try this wreath too! Please enter me in your giveaway.


  22. please enter me into your giveaway ... i'm having a Christmas Giveaway ... come join up if you will... such fun!! (:

  23. I want to be entered in your giveaway please! The doll and keeps are just so cute! I am going to post on my sidebar and follow you through this!
    Be blessed,

  24. Christine, what a lovely giveaway! I would love to be entered into!

    Hugs, Cathi

  25. You're sharing some wonderful projects that we all love! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  26. Love the wreath!! I just Love Burlap!!
    I am a Follower and would Love to be entered in your giveaway!
    I will post on my sidebar!!

  27. I have never worked with burlap but your projects are soooo charming I might have to try it after my Christmas projects are finished.

  28. the wreath is just wonderful, thank you for sharing.
    anyone would love to win your fabulous stump doll, esp me!!

  29. You've encouraged me to at leask go up to the loft and pull down my old burlap sacks I've been saving for "someday".Warm Blessings!~Amy

  30. Oh gosh....I hope you will include me in your fun stump doll giveaway. She is just too adorable and I certainly could give her a wonderful new home. Thanks so much for the tuts. I love the burlap look on everything!

    holiday hugs!

  31. What wonderful creations you have designed!! Wow, so nice. I have been so busy lately and a little overwhelmed. I am trying to catch up with your blog.Please enter me in you generous giveaway. Blessings ~Sara

  32. I am a new follower. I so enjoyed seeing your creations and thanks so much on sharing how to make them for ourselves. I am a paper crafter with scrapbooking, card making,and altering items. I am going to try my hand at making these items.

  33. The idea of using burlap for Christmas decoration is quite new to me, because I never thought of using burlap for selfmade decorations! :o)


  34. love all the projects, what a great blog you have. andi

  35. Good day! You are so creative. I've never worked with burlap before.

    This is my first visit to your blog. The Country Schoolmarm told me about you. I'm off to take a look around.

    Do drop in for a visit and say hi!

    Harvest Lane Cottage


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