Friday, January 31, 2014

Interchangeable Wreath Form Tutorial

I posted this Burlap Interchangeable Wreath Form previously on Cox's Corner. There are so many fun things that you can do with it. I love that it was a quick, inexpensive project. I love even more that I can change up how it looks. 
 
For under 5$ and in less than 30 minutes you can have a great interchangeable wreath as well!
Interchangeable Wreath Form by whatdoesthecoxsay.com #burlap #wreath
I love the idea of most interchangeable wreaths but I don't really like that most of them have velcro so you're stuck with only being able to attach things in certain places. So with my wreath you can put your items anyplace you want!
Supplies:
-1.25-1.5 yards of burlap
-Hot glue gun/glue sticks
-Scissors
-Wreath Form (I used a pool noodle form, but a foam wreath would work too)
-Thumb Tacks
-Straight Pins (the longer the better)
-Mod Podge
-Things to decorate your wreath (I used wooden numbers, artificial flowers and ribbon)

Step 1. Start out by cutting your burlap into approx. 4 inch strips. You'll use about 4 or 5 strips around your wreath.

Step 2. You will start wrapping your burlap around your wreath. I've heard that you can't use hot glue on a pool noodle. I was able to without any problems...I just wonder if it's because I use a low temperature glue gun. To be double sure that it would stay in place, after I put glued the burlap to my wreath, I took thumb tacks and put glue on the tips and put them into the wreath form. I'm sure you'd be fine with just the hot glue...I'm just thorough.

Step 3: Wrap your burlap around your wreath form. Once you get to the back of your form put a line of glue on the burlap that is already attached to the wreath and attach your next row of burlap. Only put your glue on the back so if it seeps through it won't look bad.

Once you run out of a strip of burlap, try to make it so that you attach your new strip in the very back of your wreath form. Just put a line of glue along the end of your old strip, attach your new strip and continue wrapping your wreath.

You can choose to leave you wreath as is, or you can continue onto my next step of adding a ruffle.

Step 4: To add your ruffle  you just fold a new strip of burlap back and forth onto itself and glue it to your wreath. In the picture below I marked every part where you need to put glue onto your wreath.

You repeat this step over and over as you continue wrapping it around your wreath. Your ruffles should look like this as you continue them around your wreath.

This is what the base of your interchangeable wreath will look like. Because of the nature of your burlap and the pool noodle, straight pins work perfectly to attach objects to your wreath.

I didn't like the way my ruffle edges started to fray so I put a line of mod-podge around the entire edge and let it dry. It dried on clear so you can't even tell anything is there! It worked like a charm!

I used wooden numbers that I painted, flowers and some bows I made.


On the back of my numbers was a staple. I just put some extra thin ribbon through the staple and tied a knot. I then stuck a straight pin though that know and pushed it through my wreath form.

For my bows I just put my bow where I wanted it to be on my wreath form, then took two straight pins and pushed them through my bow and into the wreath form.

For my flowers, I separated them so I could get to the very end of the stem, then I pushed my needle through an edge of the stem and pushed my flowers into the wreath form where I wanted them to be.


If you like what you see please feel free to follow me! You can also find me on pinterest! Have a wonderful day!

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88 comments:

  1. So cute!! Love me some wreaths - especially one you can get some good use out of!! :)

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    1. Thanks girl! I love wreaths too! We should totally get together and make some! I know they have pool noodles at walmart still for 1$!!! Cheap wreath forms all the way! :)

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    2. I think that is a GREAT idea!! :) That would be fun!

      By the way, I featured you on my blog today! Feel free to come check it out:
      http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/08/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-43.html

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  2. This is so cute! I can't wait to see what you change it out with during the holidays! What a great idea!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking I should probably get a jump on it since August has already started! Time flies when you blog!

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  3. Super cute Jess! I love the idea of interchangeable wreath.

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    1. Thank you Liz! I think it will be really fun to do something for it every holiday! Oh! I got my vintage poster in the mail and it is TO. DIE. FOR. I am in love with it! I'll have to send you a picture of it in its frame when I'm all done with it!

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  4. The burlap is amazing! How fun to change it with the seasons! -Marci

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    1. Thank you! I definitely liked the idea of not having to make a new wreath every season if I was feeling lazy! I just need to worry about accessories! :)

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  5. How fantastic is that! So cute!! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Cornerstone Confessions. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. I just linked up! Thank you so much for the invite to your party and I'm looking forward to meeting you at the bash! :)

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  6. Great step by step guide, love this. Putting it on my to do for the fall! Thanks!

    Marissa @ forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! You'll have to let me know how it goes! :)

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  7. I love this. What a great way to use up my HUGE stack of burlap in my craft room.

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  8. What a neat idea to just use the same base and change it for each holiday. I love how this one looks!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really happy with how it turned out! :)

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  9. This is really cool! I like the idea of an interchangeable wreath.... saves you some storage room! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you! My thoughts exactly! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  10. It seems I am a little late to the burlap craze, I just bought two yards of it and was looking for a great inspiration piece I might want to make...I just found it! I love that yours can be changed out easily for different seasons or holidays.

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    1. You're definitely not late! I just recently made this wreath! :) Let me know how it goes!

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  11. So cute! I love burlap, and I love your wreath!! Your newest follower from Polkadots on Parade party. :)

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    1. Oh yay! I'm so glad that you came and you've decided to stay! :) I'm honored!

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  12. Excellent tutorial. The holidays are coming soon ... worth checking this out. They'd make wonderful gifts, too!

    Cheers ... visiting from Mandatory Mooch!

    Tito Eric of Panglao Island
    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/ginataang-puso-ng-saging.html

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    1. Thank you! They would make excellent gifts and you could also add little things to decorate them with it.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Using straight pins is such a smart idea! And the ruffle on that wreath is just adorable! Stopping by from Just Us Four :-)

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    1. Thank you! I racked my brain trying to think of a way to keep everything in! Straight pins did the job!! :)

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  14. You did a great job on this and explaining the steps! I am your newest follower. I'd love to have you visit my blog at www.chirpingwithexcitement.blogspot.com Have a blessed day! :-) Tonya

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so excited to have you as a follower! I'll definitely stop by! :)

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  15. So cute! I love the fact that you can do so much with it - can't wait to see the Halloween one! Found you at Two Saster's link up & excited to be following you, now. Hope you can visit soon...

    -Heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm working on the halloween one now! I'm so glad that you came to visit AND that you're staying! I'll definitely have to stop by! :)

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  16. Beautiful wreath! I love the ruffled edge! Thanks so much for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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    1. Thank you! The ruffle is my favorite part! :) I appreciate the pin! I also appreciate you hosting every week!

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  17. Love this interchangeable wreath!! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime's Take it on Tuesday!! Pinned it.

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    1. Thanks Betsy! I super appreciate the pin!!! :)

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  18. I love it and would love for you to share it at wwwa.missinformationblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I just linked up. :) I appreciate the invite to your party and like I said in the comments there, I'd love to be blog buddies so you're welcome to stop by anytime! :)

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  19. This is both beautiful and genius! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

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    1. Oh! Why thank you! :) I appreciate the compliments! Thank you for hosting the party!

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  20. Very Nice wreath - I like that it's interchangeable.
    JoAnn

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    1. Thank you! That's my favorite feature of it! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  21. Burlap always loos fab in a wreath. This is great! Jane

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  22. This is soo lovely! I just love the ruffle and I am featuring this on the Pink hIppo Party!
    xoxo

    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Oh yay! The ruffle is may favorite part! I am truly honored for the feature! :) You made my day!

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  23. I love this wreath. Great tutorial. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It goes through Sunday night and then starts again on Wednesday if you miss it today.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/apple-cinnamon-roll-pull-aparts-and.html
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  24. LOVE the wreath!! So FUN and so BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliments! And for stopping by!

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  25. Pretty wreath - and a great idea to make it interchangeable for the season with the decorations!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Now I just need to figure out decorations for the holidays! :)

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  26. This is a fantastic post! I love that you can change it out for the seasons or whatever the mood happens to be. Very well written tutorial too! I'm pinning this and will be following you now!
    Thanks!!
    Debbie :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and compliment! I truly appreciate the pin and I'm HONORED that you're following me now! :) Thank you so much for coming by!

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  27. That wreath is adorable. I love how natural and classic it looks.

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    1. Thank you! I really like it too! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  28. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today!

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    1. Yay! Thank you so very much for letting me know! I'll have to stop by and thank you there too! :)

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  29. What an adorable wreath!! My Get Social Sunday link party is live. Would love to have you come link up your homepage and promote your blog!

    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday-link-party.html

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    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for the invite to your party!

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  30. Gorgeous - I have a little bit of a thing for wreaths, can't wait to see what you do to dress it up for special occasions!

    You have a great blog, I'm following you on GFC now.

    Angela @ atypicalenglishhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Angela, Thank you! I do too! I'm planning on dressing it up for halloween soon so I can get a tutorial up! I am so honored that you're a follower now! I'll have to stop by and visit!

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  31. Super cute, I love how you can change this for every holiday
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I love that too! ...Now I just need to figure out how I want to decorate it for different holidays...

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  32. Interchangeable is so up my alley! I am a terrible crafter because I am always wondering how "useful" the project will be and I am not very motivated to create something I don't really need. This is a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

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    1. You and me both girl! At least on the interchangeable part...I'm on the opposite end of the terrible crafter spectrum...I'm terrible because I collect so much crap and think...this would be useful for a craft...:)

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for hosting the weekly party! I know that they're a lot of work. You're amazing Tauni. Have a fabulous day!

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  33. Wow you are just awesome. What a great idea! Love this so much!

    Thanks so much for linking this up to our Weekend Wonders party! We hope to see you back again on Thursday :) Have a great week!

    GCF following you now too :)

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    1. You are so nice! Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Also, thank you so much for hosting the weekly party! I'm honored to have you as a follower!

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  34. This is soooo cute! I love wreaths but I haven't made one since July and it would be nice to have a backup on hand when I'm slacking until I can make the appropriate holiday wreath.

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    1. Thank you! It would be the perfect in between wreath! It definitely can buy you some time!

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  35. cute! I saw this on pinterest and thought you used coxcomb (which i love!) as a the flower and thought that'd be so awesome considering your name :) :)

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    1. Thank you! I wish I knew what coxcomb was...I'm totally going to have to google it! I totally might have to replace the flowers! :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  36. cute! I saw this on pinterest and thought you used coxcomb (which i love!) as a the flower and thought that'd be so awesome considering your name :) :)

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    1. Thank you! I wish I knew what coxcomb was...I'm totally going to have to google it! I totally might have to replace the flowers! :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  37. Congrats!! This project will be FEATURED this week. I love the interchangeable part!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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    1. I just wanted to thank you again for your feature! It really is an honor! I'll defintely be linking up every week that I can!

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  38. Great job! I love it! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend!

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  39. Just wanted to let you know this was featured at I Freakin did it Friday @ Miss Information, hope you’ll link up again today!

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    1. Thank you again for the feature! I definitely linked up! :)

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  40. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. You're so sweet! Thank you so much for your comment!

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  41. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice.

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for hosting the weekly party too!

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  42. This is an adorable wreath. Thanks for stopping by Show Me What You Got Tuesday's at ODH.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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