Five biggest burlap wreath mistakes
(And What You can do to fix them)
If you’ve been on Pinterest for more than a few seconds then you’re more likely than not to have a seen a burlap wreath. Puffy, evenly full, and tastefully decorated you begin to think “Hey, I can make that”, and then begin to pin a multitude of wonderful tutorials on how to create your own burlap wreath. After a short trip to the craft store you have your rolls of burlap garland and wire wreath frame ready to go. Then you finally get to making it and… things happen.
Today I’ve rounded up the top 5 biggest burlap wreath mistakes that all DIY-ers should be aware of and how you can fix them.
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I’ve been staring at the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love signs in Michaels and Hobby Lobby for quite a few weeks now. And as I stare I try to figure out what I’m going to do with them. Our house has very tall walls, the ceiling are about 10 feet tall, which are lovely and give a great amount of light and space to our home but they’re very difficult to decorate. Almost everything I put on them that is less than 3 feet tall seems dwarfed. These signs are definitely less than ten inches tall and no matter the configuration I tried to come up with in conjunction with my smaller photographs and artwork they still seemed too small.
Solution? Lighting and decor for my creative space, aka my craft closet. Before making these signs I had a clip on utility light with a 100 watt daylight bulb. My creative space has double doors and the lighting in the guest room which houses my creative space is limited to a ceiling lamp from the fan, two night stand lamps, daylight from three windows (depending on time of day), and the occasional box lamp that I have set up when taking photos for MindOverHobby. This previous set up was not exactly falling in line with my vision of a pretty and inspiring space for creating things.
Since Michaels and Hobby Lobby do not typically allow the use of their coupons for Heidi Swapp products I kept holding out for a sale to purchase these beauties. Then one day at Tuesday Morning I found them… at $9.99 each! Definitely a LOT better than the $24.99 price tag at craft stores. Let’s get started with making these lovely signs.
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