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Fall Braided-Rope and Burlap Door Wreath

A DIY rope-wrapped door wreath with a burlap and rope flower perfect for any time of the year.  

How to Make Rope-wrapped Door Wreath

Hey, everyone! I’m here today with a group of my favorite bloggers for the September Create and Share Challenge. The material we are working with this month is rope. My project is a rope-wrapped door wreath and I’m going to tell you how to make it! Thank you to Stephanie of Casa Watkins and Cat of Pocketful of Posies for sponsoring this challenge every month!


Everyone who knows me, or has visited my blog, knows I love a good wreath. I love to make them for every season, and have selections for Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter and many others in my arsenal! Still, I do like to change them up – I call it wreath fickleness – and so I’m always looking for new ideas and looks. What I didn’t have in my collection was a rope-wrapped wreath!

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Rope is an inexpensive and versatile medium for so many different crafts and decorating ideas as you’ll see both here and from my fellow challengers below. Using a foam wreath form, I created my wreath by first braiding three strands of cotton rope and then wrapping the braids around the form using hot glue to secure it.

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For further accent, I created twine “lace” by looping and gluing in a line. I love the little bit of bling from the gold filament running through the twine.

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To give a clean edge, I braided a jute and twine trim and glued it around the lace rope.

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To finish it off I added a burlap ribbon bow and a flower created from hemp rope, accented with a wooden button and upholstery tacks.

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I love that this wreath can be used for multiple seasons and both inside and out of my home, giving it tremendous versatility.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and look at my project. I hope you’ll come by again! For now, please be sure to visit the other rope projects for the month and be ready to ooh and ah!

14 Fun and Fany DIY Rope Projects

Twelve on Main – DIY Rope Plate Charger
My Life From Home – DIY Sisal Rope Tassel Basket
Green with Decor – DIY Christmas Joy Sign
A Shade of Teal – How to Make a Rope Lamp Pocketful of Posies – DIY Boho Macrame Play Tent
Iris Nacole – Bohemian Wall Hanging
Vintage Romance Style – Easy DIY Barnwood Rope Name Sign
Farmhouse 40 – DIY Upcycled Bar Stool
C’Mon Get Crafty – DIY Rope Wire Basket
Casa Watkins Living – DIY African Inspired Jute Planter

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A Rustic Succulent Wreath – Curb Appeal Blog Hop 2016

A simple succulent wreath, made from readily-available materials, will bring life and style to your outdoor spaces!

 

DIY Outdoor Succulent Wreath

I created this wreath as part of a recent Curb Appeal Blog Hop I took part in, where I was desperately in need of that special something to hang outside on my front porch. A sizeable succulent wreath is a mainstay in the DIY world these days, with both hoop wreaths and succulents being everywhere you look! I combined the two elements to come up with this gorgeous outdoor succulent hoop – let me show you how I made it!

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HOW TO MAKE AN OUTDOOR SUCCULENT WREATH FROM A HULA HOOP

YOU WILL NEED: 

A hula hoop
spray paint
succulent picks
floral wire
glue gun and hot glue

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WHAT TO DO:

PAINT IT

Since I already had out the spray paint, I decided to make my ring using a hula hoop and metallic paint in charcoal gray, brown and copper. I used the copper to lighting spray areas to look similar to rust spots.

 

I was lucky enough to find a hula hoop with a flat edge – Walmart, 2.99 – and although the kids said it wasn’t perfect for hula hooping, it was perfect for me!

ADD SUCCULENT STEMS

I picked up some succulent picks and greenery stems at Joann’s – tip: buy your succulent picks at Target in a ready-made arrangement, remove the picks and keep the container. It will cost you less to do this than to buy individual succulent stems!

Starting in the middle, I attached the largest, single succulents of the bunch using floral wire. I wrapped the wire around the stem then around the hoop.

I continued working outward up to the sides, adding succulents and other greenery, keeping it balanced on both sides, using floral wire and hot glue where necessary to secure the succulents.

 

ADD A BOW

When I was happy with the placement, I added a burlap bow to the top.

 

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I’m delighted with how it turned out and love how it fills the space while still keeping it simple. It’s entirely on trend for less than $20 – how can you beat that?!

 

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Be sure to stop by and check out some of the Curb Appeal participants. You’ll find inspiration and curb appeal eye candy galore!

Simple Nature Decor Blog
Seeking Lavender Lane
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Curly Crafty Mom
My Life From Home
Lehman Lane
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A Designer at Home
Our House Now a Home

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Rustic Rabbit Grapevine Wreath for Spring

Bring Spring to your front entry with this cute grapevine bunny wreath, all dressed in his best! 

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There is nothing I love better than a pretty door wreath – my favorites are definitely Spring Wreaths and I can’t help making a new one nearly every year.  With the first blooms pushing through the ground and the sun starting to shine, I’ve been busy with spring decorating around the house, a few other fun Easter crafts, and getting started on this year’s wreath. This grapevine wreath shaped like a bunny is  just perfect for Easter and so easy to make!

HOW TO MAKE A RABBIT GRAPEVINE WREATH

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You may have seen examples of this guy hanging (see what I did there..) around your town. I love the rustic simplicity and country look in a wreath.Download Tea-riffic Labels

This one was a snap to put together, and the supplies readily found at your local craft store.

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Begin by attaching your small wreath; I used an 8″ and a 12″ wreath,  to your larger wreath using floral wire. Mine was 20 gauge. It was easy to thread the flower stems through the grape vines, creating a head and a body.

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Next, attach the ears at the top and on each side of the small wreath by winding the wire through the grapevine. Excuse the shadow-puppet show – it was towards the end of the day. And no, that is not a horsetail.

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For my next step, I added the ribbon around the neck.  I could’ve added later on in the process I had a limited amount of flowers, and I wanted to make sure that they would be spaced correctly once the ribbon was on – the ribbon was important for that reason. Use your discretion for your project.

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ADD THE RIBBON

Cut a piece of ribbon about twice the diameter of the neck, then fold this piece in half, and glue it in place on the front side of the wreath using hot glue. To attach the ends and cover the wires, be sure to overlap one and over the other.

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ADD MOSS

Apply a small amount of glue to the ear, and an equally small amount of moss at a time, working your way around each ear. Continue in this fashion until both ears are covered.

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Add moss to the body in small sections. It isn’t necessary to cover the whole wreath as it looks quite pretty to have the grapevine showing through the moss.

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PRETTY IT UP WITH FLOWERS

Apply flowers using hot glue. I like to place them first and then go back and glue them afterward.

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ADD A BOW

To complete, attach a bow at the neck of the bunny with hot glue.

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Now for the best part.. hang it and enjoy Easter!

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Now that I feel like I’ve got a pretty good start on our seasonal decorating and crafts, it’s nearly time to bake the ham, set the table and hide the eggs! I hope your Easter is full of love, family and all good things!

Like wreaths? Here’s a full list of ALL of my wreath crafts!

 

 

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