I've wondered what the fascination with burlap was ~ seemed to happen overnight.
JoAnns & Hobby Lobby have a great variety of it ~ either by the bolt or sold in ribbon spools.
And lots of people are posting pictures of their loopy wreaths made with the burlap ribbon.
I decided to tackle one and see if I liked it.
Greg & I went to Hobby Lobby armed with our coupons ~ since I would have needed 2 spools to do my large front door wreath ~ we went with the option of buying a couple of yards & I cut and serged the edges myself....made my own "ribbon". And since the fabric was 1 cut ~ I could still use a 40% off coupon....so much cheaper to make than buying the ribbon spools.
I also remembered burlap being VERY hard to work with and it shedding everywhere ~ it must have improved some since the old days because it wasn't terrible.
It took 1 1/3 yards of 4 inch wide serged strips to do this wreath ~
It was kinda difficult to figure out how to loop the ribbon through the wire wreath frame so that it stayed but I finally got it.
Since I liked that one ~ I went and bought some brown burlap & orange serger thread and made these for Thanksgiving centerpieces...
Today I am Thankful for crafts that are easy to figure out!