Decorating my house for spring has always been something I looked forward to, especially after a long Midwest winter. This year I was too busy getting my house ready to sell so the only spring decorating I did was to add the DIY wreath that I made last year to the front door (because a Christmas wreath on the front door in March doesn’t make a good first impression when you’re trying to sell your house 😉 ). When I pulled the wreath out of storage, the burlap bow I made for it was looking a little sad so I decided to make a new one…one that had a little oomph to it.
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This was such a quick and easy little project to do and only required a few supplies.
- burlap ribbon
- jute twine
- Mod Podge
- craft paint brush
- floral wire
The first step was to lay the burlap ribbon out and fold each side over.
Then I folded a second piece of burlap ribbon the same way as the first piece and laid it on top.
At first, I folded the second piece so it was a little bit smaller than the first, but that wasn’t the kind of bow I wanted. I was going for a full, rustic look…not bow perfection.
Next, I just gathered the burlap in the middle and tied it with a piece of jute twine.
Once the bow was tied I cleaned up the ends by painting on a little Mod Podge, which seals them so they don’t fray. I wasn’t going for bow perfection but stringy ends drive me nuts.
Once the Mod Podge was dry I used a little floral wire to attach the burlap bow to the wreath.
Just the right amount of oomph and the perfect touch for my spring wreath, without being too perfect. 😉
See how I made this easy spring wreath, with a few inexpensive supplies.
Another easy craft was this summer basket I put together for the front door.