Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tulle and Burlap Sunflower Wreath

September 1st,
Summer is winding down.
I am looking forward to the cool
and colorful fall days to come:)

Kids are going back to school, too,
maybe that means more time for you to be crafty!
Unless of course you work for a school and 
are going back to work yourself ;) 
No matter, we have a month long 
anything crafty goes challenge at 
plenty of time for you to create something
to show us !

Using yellow tulle, burlap, and an old metal
embroidery hoop from a grab bag of craft supplies I bought 
at a church fundraiser yard sale earlier this year,
plus some paper crafting supplies of my own,
I created a sunflower wreath. 

Just cut strips of tulle and loop them in half,
placing the loops on one side of the embroidery hoop
and the tails on the other. Bring the tails up and over
 the hoop then run them through the tulle loop.
Pull snugly to hold it in place on the hoop.
I added hot glue to make sure mine didn't come undone,
the tulle seemed to want to loosen itself up. 
Trim the ends as needed to your liking.

Wrap burlap over batting and thick cardboard
cut to fit the inside of the embroidery hoop.
Hot glue the edges in place to the back of the cardboard.
Push the wrapped cardboard piece into the hoop and hot glue
in place. Hot glue a piece of tulle to the back to hang the wreath.
Twine, ribbon or wire would work as a hanger, too. 

Decorate the front as you wish.
I die cut letters and a word.
A hand stamped a bumble bee onto card stock, trimming it out with scissors.
 I added yellow with a marker and glittered the wings.
They are all hot glued in place.
I was going to hot glue buttons on the burlap before adding the die cuts, 
but I didn't have enough brown buttons to cover it to my liking.

This is a simple technique to make a wreath
(even ornaments!)
and has so many possibilites.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Almost Fall !

Although there is only one stamp image on my project,
it is an oldie (18 years old to be exact.
Watercolor Garden from Stampin' Up!)
so I'm entering my project in the current
Anything Goes challenge at Retro Rubber.
I've not played along with this challenge for a while,
not that I have a lack of old stamps to use.
I think the majority of my stamps are nearing the two decade mark,
if not already there ;)

Also, because there is a bumble bee on my project,
I'm entering my wreath into the current
Quit Bugging Me Challenge at Shopping Our Stash
(another challenge I've not played along with in too long)

I'm entering my wreath in the current
Anything Goes challenge at
Love To Scrap


  1. Your sunflower is fabulous! What clever thinking. Love your sweet stamped bee. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber Challenge with this pretty item.

  2. This is really a cute idea! I love it

  3. What a creative way to craft a pretty sunflower. So pretty! I have one kiddo going back to school . . . and I substitute, so I have a love/hate relationship with the beginning of fall! :) Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for AG!

  4. What a cute project and I remember that little bumblebee! So cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

  5. Beautiful wreath!
    Love the tulle and burlap and of course the wee bee!
    Thanks so much for "buggin out" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  6. This is the cutest thing ever and I am totally gonna lift it! Thanks for the idea!!


THANK YOU for taking the time to leave your comments. I hope I've inspired you to get a bit crafty today ;)