Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nine Divided by Two...

When I saw this wreath on pinterest, I knew I wanted to make something similar. I have plenty of October wreaths (three to be exact) but I needed one for September. (I'm also searching for June and July.) I thought apples would be a good substitute for the pumpkins. And even though the dude and I don't share a last name, we do share a last initial. That S is like Harry Truman's. It stands for both and neither. It stands for us.

I was a bit disappointed with the directions. They say to cut the 1/4 yard burlap to 2" strips and to wind them into rosettes. I knew I didn't need the whole 44" length but how much would I need? The directions don't say. But they do tell you to you to remove the pumpkins from the sticks and spray paint the letter. One friend suggested that the directions meant I should cut across, so the strips are 9" long but I don't think a 9" strip would give you a full rosette. (But if that's right, I think you'd get 18 rosettes.) Someone else suggested her strips aren't really 2", but closer to 1.5". In that case you'd get about 12 rosettes. Still not 13. Anyhoodle, buy more burlap if you're making this. Actually, my rosettes are definitely fluffier than hers, so maybe I've screwed up. Who is to say?

Despite the gloomy photo (try to imagine the door it's true color) I like what I came up with. I just wish there were a few more rosettes because I think 13 was exactly the right number for this wreath.

Not gonna lie. Working with burlap is super messy. It cannot stay woven. Stray bits end up on the floor and my craft room looks like a stable.

7 comments:

C in DC said...

Can you get more burlap? It's a pretty wreath as is, though.

A June version of this with a beach/seashell/sailboat/canvas theme would be cute, too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Nicely done. I think your rosettes look great - don't think I'd like them any smaller. I love what the "S" stands for.

Giovanna said...

It's very pretty - I think the rosettes look perfect!

Jennifer said...

Cute! You could also do roses for June as it is the flower of the month.

Linda said...

I think you did a great job on the rosettes Nikki. The overall wreath looks great and I can't believe your making all these crafts in one evening. Amazing. The only thing I would do is add something small in between the rosettes. How about some fall leaves?

Linda

Margaret said...

Love it! I still can't believe you're doing a craft a day. You're doing great!

Sharon said...

I like that your flowers are fluffier. You know S also stands for Sharon-Ha! I like it very much, especially the color. How did you attach the letter-with wire?